Best of Boston

1999 Best Grocery Store, Neighborhood

The Village Market

It opened a year ago to give Roslindale residents a more convenient place to shop. But no one expected the excellent service, friendliness, and variety—and no one dreamed this neighborhood market would steadily siphon customers from the chains. It really shouldn’t be surprising: If you could get an abundance of fresh produce, health foods, baked goods, sushi, prepared foods, and all the staples you need, wouldn’t you avoid the chainstore bustle?

30 Corinth St., Roslindale Village, 617-327-2588,