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Karen Plourde, Weavers Way Communications Staff

On the Menu in Prepared Foods

Franco’s chicken sandwiches are a hit in the Hill. And $1 extra in Ambler will get you a fresh-made side.

The Chestnut Hill Sandwich Station has benefited from the culinary inspiration of department vet Franco Liles, who’s created a pair of specials that feature grilled boneless chicken breasts. The Sriracha Chicken includes hot peppers, onions, lettuce and pepper jack cheese on a seeded bun. The Classic has American cheese, ranch dressing, pickles, tomato and lettuce. They’re $8.99, in the grab ‘n’ go shelves.

Hey, Ambler shoppers — wondering what the fuss is about with the Kale Caesar salad? Curious about the Tuscan cauliflower? Try the $1 side special, available every day, all day. Single servings of any side in the service case are a buck with the purchase of any main-dish item, such as the black bean burgers, crab cakes, slices of our signature turkey meatloaf, grilled chicken breasts and more.

Bulk & Beyond

Sprouted grains debut in Mt. Airy. And coffee’s still a-roasting in Ambler.

Those who have trouble digesting starches can revel in the addition of three sprouted grains in The Incredible Bulk’s gravity bins: green lentils, sprouted quinoa and germinated brown rice. Sprouting makes these seeds easier to digest while offering nutrition benefits as good or better than mature whole grains. 

Alas, local java fans: Parry Coffee is no more. Rejoice, local java fans: Parry is now Wake Coffee, roasting at Parry’s old shop at 224 S. Maple under the supervision of Jean Parry, who will stay on as the master roaster. 

The Daily Deli

Panchetta you can spread. And Beemster joins the pumpkin spice club.

Just in time for holiday crudités, La Quercia, the mindful cured-pork producer from Iowa, has introduced ground pancetta, now in the service case in Chestnut Hill. It’s a bit intense on a cracker, even for a meat lover like yours truly, but it can also be used in place of butter when sautéing veggies or potatoes, or crisped and tossed onto a salad or in pasta.

Sorry, pumpkin-spice haters, but this is a good’un: Beemster, the Dutch cheese titan, has brought out gouda infused with autumn spices (ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg). Grab a couple now in Chestnut Hill and hide them from yourself, so you can dazzle guests on Nov. 22. Need a cracker with that? Try Wheat Fingers or Natural Crackers from The Fine Cheese Co. of Bath, England, also in the Hill.