Lunching in our neighborhood


If you need to pick up a few supplies, but want to turn your visit into more of a field trip, please consider supporting some of the local eateries near our location.

Street parking may be limited in spots, but for the closer options our parking lot can accommodate a lot of visitors.

(Take note, Shop Hoppers! Although we’re not formally participating this year, we’d still love for you to visit us during the event.)

Within walking distance:

Hello Pizza
3904 Sunnyside Road (France & Sunnyside)
New York-style pizzas and sandwiches, plus microbrews and wine.

Bruegger’s Bagels/Caribou Coffee
44th & France
Bagels/salads/soups & coffee/pastries. These spots share a dining area.

44th & France
Sandwiches & soups.

Linden Hills Co-op
3815 Sunnyside Road (France & Sunnyside)
A full-service deli counter.

Convention Grill
3912 Sunnyside Road
Classic American diner with a wide variety of malts & milkshakes.

France 44 Wines & Spirits
44th & France
Cheese shop with delicious deli counter offerings.

A little further:

Chatterbox Pub
4501 France Avenue South
Full-service cafe offering custom microbrews & draft beers.

Great Wall
4515 France Avenue
Chinese, take out & sit down.

Turtle Bread
3421 44th Street
Soups, sandwiches and pastries.

There are many other options east of us at 43rd & Sheridan or south of us at 50th & France, as well.


Why We Love Cash & Checks


You may have noticed our signs at our checkout counter asking for cash or checks. This is mostly for purchases under $10 or $20, but we appreciate cash or checks for any transaction. These payment methods help us to offset some of the costs involved in consistently rising credit card processing fees. And if we save some money in small ways, we can continue to bring great supplies to you!

Historically, credit card fees can range from between .5% to 5% and there’s often a minimum fee for each transaction. Previously, for a $2 purchase, we may have only received half of that in revenue. We have switched our primary credit card processing vendor to Square, which is a small-business-friendly merchant and helps address some of these concerns — it also protects you. Square is one of the leaders in prevention of fraudulent charges. Of course, there are still some fees involved. Now, for a $5 credit card purchase, we will need to pay Square fees that range between $0.14–.33 — these fees do add up fairly quickly, especially when you start to think about our other incidentals (like keeping the lights & heat on).

We appreciate it so much when you’re able to make your purchases with cash or check. We care about you and want to be able to stick around for a long time. By planning ahead for your purchases, it means you care about us, too.

We appreciate your payments with cash or check, especially for purchases under $10. These forms of payment saves us money on charging credit cards, which helps us continue to bring great supplies to you!