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Purple Porch Co-op

123 N Hill St, South Bend, IN 46617-2717
+1 574-287-6724
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Great spot!

I passed through South Bend on a cross-country road trip and was very pleased to find this gem. The... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
lisatravelstheglobe
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Hawaii
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Wholesome lunch

Friends in SBN, skip fast food restaurants for lunch and go to Purple Porch. Healthy, delicious... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
IndianaOnTheGo
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Indiana
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Purple Porch Co-op is a food co-op in the East Bank of Downtown South Bend. We are a small grocery store that features local and organic foods - including fresh produce, dry goods, bulk foods dairy and meats (and more!). We also have a cafe ("Cafe Max") that offers made-from-scratch soups, salad, sandwiches, baked goods, hot coffee, etc - all with local and/or organic ingredients. Stop by on a Wednesday evening 5-7pm where you'll find our farmers market with producers that offer all local foods. A great opportunity to meet with the farmers and learn about how they grew/produced the food you're about to eat. While we are Member-owners supported, we are very much open to all.
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22 Oct 2017
“Great spot!”
28 Jun 2017
“Wholesome lunch”
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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123 N Hill St, South Bend, IN 46617-2717
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+1 574-287-6724
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

I passed through South Bend on a cross-country road trip and was very pleased to find this gem. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food and snack offerings were nutritious and delicious. PLUS when I accidentally left my wallet at the store and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Friends in SBN, skip fast food restaurants for lunch and go to Purple Porch. Healthy, delicious, wholesome food will energize your afternoon. Serve yourself soup, salad, drinks, locally roasted coffee. I had the quinoa power salad and a bowl of Thai soup. I enjoyed sitting...More

1  Thank IndianaOnTheGo
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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

There are many options for goods and groceries. Local farmers grow the food, how cool! I found a lot of goods here as well as a tasty lunch. The staff is very nice and knowledge.It's a fun little place to visit. I'm a fan of...More

1  Thank myohmyitsrhy
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Greatest little co-op around. You can join or just shop there. Best options for "whole foods" and located in an urban environment.

1  Thank Carla M
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

Lunch at Cafe Max is always so delicious. Purple Porch is a locally owned Co-op, sourcing much of its organic groceries from local farmers and dairies. The cafe within the Co-op is Cafe Max. There is a wonderful organic salad bar full of fresh veggies,...More

1  Thank DMB1523
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

I was in South Bend visiting friends after a long haitus and was planning to eat lunch at Emporium, as I fondly remembered their fried zucchini and quiche for lunch. Discovered the Emporium no longer serves fried zucchini, and since the rest of their new...More

1  Thank OBXyaya
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Reviewed December 7, 2015

I love stopping into their cafe for a quick breakfast or lunch. The food is healthy and home made. It is also a good location to find locally grown food.

1  Thank jappleman
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Reviewed November 4, 2015

Went here once. The food looked disgusting and was very expensive. Have never been back and don' plan to.

3  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

Order on line to pick up or shop in the store. Hot good food served every day for breakfast and lunch - this is a great and healthy place!

1  Thank Carla M
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Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went on a whim, they had a few local vendors set up out front. Great local and healthy food selection inside!

1  Thank Illyssa L
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