14 West 62nd Terrace | 816-523-3700
The Pitch loves the Cosentino family for opening a sophisticated downtown grocery store when no one else would take the gamble. We're there all the time, of course, but our favorite among this family-owned local chain's stores remains the one in Brookside. It's a beautifully maintained operation — manager Charles Larson is a stickler for detail — with an on-the-premises bakery (with its own pastry chef), a first-class meat-and-seafood department, and a deli counter that serves a variety of delicious hot meals every night. Customer service here is legendary. It's one of the last local markets that delivers groceries to your door (Tuesdays and Fridays, for a $10 fee.) We've done that when we're sick, but otherwise we never pass up the opportunity to buy one or 12 or 20 essentials here.