Imagine a darling museum gift shop. Now imagine all the merch is edible. That is Tiny Grocer, a boutique food store and deli for the denizens of rapidly upscaling South Congress. Beautifully curated by owner Steph Steele, it has packaged items and prepared dishes, some produce, even an espresso bar. Among the sandwiches you’ll find bacon, egg, and cheddar on a house-made biscuit and the yummy grilled East Side sandwich, with mild Toma cheese, fig spread, and onion jam (though ours was pretty darn skimpy for the price!). You can wander the tiny aisles, entranced by goods both foreign and domestic. Order this to go: the bright McFadden salad (crisp chopped celery, slivered almonds, and dates); light roasted-cauliflower “rice” salad with pecans and pops of sweet cranberry; super-creamy curried chicken salad; and roasted skin-on salmon filet. Pro tip: Call to order, park in back, and pay the cashier at pickup.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.