In 1950 Herb, Dave and Mel Potash opened on the northwest corner of Clark and Schiller St. known as Pleezing Foods. Along with their father Max and sister Marian they provided personalized service and home deliveries to customers in the near north neighborhood.
Later Dave, Mel and Marian established Sandburg Supermart at 1525 N. Clark St. Herb opened a store at 875 N. State St. in 1962 named Potash Bros Food and Liquor.
Today Dave, Mel, Marian and Melvin’s son Art operate Potash Bros. Markets, offering personalized service in the Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods as well as the John Hancock Center.
Our customers don’t cut corners and we don’t either! When you walk into our Gold Coast grocery stores, you’ll quickly notice our high standards.
First, we offer only the finest products nothing but the best quality will be accepted.
Our grocery stores are always clean and well maintained, and we monitor all areas of the grocery store, even those that a customer won’t see.
Our commitment to food safety is our highest priority—from fish to meat to poultry to deli items. Our Gold Coast grocery stores employ licensed food handlers who are knowledgeable and respectful of perishables.
Freshness is mandatory. We never offer product that is not at its peak, be it dairy, produce, meat, etc.
Full Flavor brings out the best in our food offerings. By following our quality, cleanliness, safety and freshness standards, we ensure that you’ll have the benefits of optimal flavor and delectable taste.
Whether you shop in our physical grocery stores in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, or order by phone and/or fax, the products you purchase are proof of our overall commitment to providing you with the quality and service you deserve.
If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with any portion of your experience at one of the Potash Markets grocery stores, please contact us immediately. We always guarantee your complete satisfaction!
We may not be the biggest grocery store in Chicago, but we are experts at carrying all the products you need and want. We listen to what you tell us and act accordingly.
In Produce we carry all that you would expect plus gourmet items such as fresh herbs & spices, several kinds of mushrooms, peppers and sprouts.
Our Salad Bar is always as fresh, clean and replenished as needed.
Our Deli offers a wide variety of products to make your life simpler. Our own “roasted on premise” ham, turkey and beef are several steps above the competition in terms of flavor and texture. Many of our salads are made on-premise from our own recipes, and our cheese selections encompass the world.
Our Meats are carefully selected to meet the highest standards and the most discriminating palates. From ground chuck to beef tenderloin to rack of lamb, our meats and poultry can be ordered exactly as you like it.
Fish and Seafood are important to us. We work with hand-picked suppliers who ensure that the best quality and safety standards are maintained, while keeping our prices competitive.
We’re proud of our Bakery and the “baked-fresh daily” products we offer. Our breads, buns, rolls and bagels are the freshest of any grocery store in Chicago. We also carry a full line of pies, cakes, cookies, etc. If you need a special occasion/customized cake, you’ve come to the right place!
Our Grocery products are important, too. We carry over 230 flavors of salad dressings and 27 varieties of barbecue sauces. And, of course we have what you want in terms of everything else. We may be a small grocery store, but you can find over 20,000 products in our grocery stores. And if we don’t have what you want. we’ll do our very best to get it for you.
We also have an ATM for your convenience as well as check-cashing privileges and charges to Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express.
We deliver 7 days a week!