On March 23, Lucky's Market opened its first South Florida location, at 9200 Wiles Road in Coral Springs' Royal Eagle Plaza. The organic grocery chain that got its start in Colorado has been the talk of the town since. A second location is planned to pop up in Plantation later this year, and if the Coral Springs location's success has been any indication, there should be
Here are just a few reasons why soon enough everyone in South Florida will soon be driving by ten Publix's to shop at Lucky's.
10. Lucky's Market beers you at the door.
It's jarring, really. At first glance, your eyes aren't totally sure the message they are sending your brain is correct — everyone is full on clutching a pint of beer. We came across this couple sipping from their pints before we even had a cart. Lucky's offers shoppers two-dollar pints of any beer they have on tap at the moment, and not only are you free to take it away from the bar, you're encouraged to do so. At Publix, cashiers look at you
9. Lucky's makes its own bacon that makes Boars Head look like Oscar Meyer.
When Lucky's opens a new location, it cuts a ceremonial slab to celebrate the opening, and for good
8. Lucky's has changed the deli game.
Lucky's deli is full of off-the-wall culinary concoctions. At Publix, it's breaking news when it releases a new flavor of rotisserie chicken. Lucky's is selling things like fried bacon jalapeño mac ’n’ cheese balls, Cuban rice salads, and grilled-and-sliced house-marinated flank steak. Publix has been selling the same mojo pork and subpar sides for more than a decade now. Lucky's puts mojo pork on one-dollar hot dogs it
7. Lucky's knows you love coffee.
You love coffee so much, yet Publix doesn't care. They just throw bags on a shelf. Some locations, you can nab some fresh ground stuff, but the options are limited. Look at the picture above; that was all we could fit in the frame — it goes on much farther. You can actually create your own coffee concoction if you so choose; the combinations are endless. It's like the Starbucks supplier opened a store, so you can now cut out the middle man.
Ever been to a Penn Dutch? It's sort of like that at Lucky's, only without the Dexter-looking backroom. Lucky's, like Publix, will cut a slab of meat into any form you wish; just ask. What sets Lucky's apart in this area is it was