Dollar stores are going gourmet

Dollar stores are going gourmet
Dollar stores are going gourmet

Dollar stores are going gourmet

Shop at the dollar store lately? What did you buy? I bet it wasn’t a rib eye steak. Well, that’s one item to be had at the Family Dollar on Belmont in Chicago’s Montclare neighborhood. As a matter of fact, you’ll find a lot of food products that you’ll also find on the shelves of more upscale stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes — things like vegetable and chicken pot stickers, barbecue pork steam buns, and salmon steaks. As the grocery industry continues to morph in America, the dollar store is going gourmet. It’s one of many trends that’s changing the way Chicagoans shop for groceries. WBEZ food and health reporter Monica Eng joins us. (WBEZ/Lacy Scarmana)