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This Lakeview spot is one grocery store where it's OK to eat the food. There's a cafe in addition to the upscale market, so you can relax and eat before shopping. (Mom always said not to grocery shop on an empty stomach!) The cute brown and blue cafe is trendy but comfortable with a menu of light, healthy eats. Starters include ginger-carrot bisque and baby spinach with pears, parmesan and cider vinaigrette. For lunch or dinner, we like the roasted thyme chicken with marscapone mashed potatoes. There's also a great sandwich of grilled brie on ciabatta with garlic-braised tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. Desserts don't disappoint, especially the banana ravioli with vanilla custard sauce. Once a month, look for a "secret" supper—subscribe to the online newsletter for details.