Well, Chinatown is close, if you've got a car...
I've lived in and around Hyde Park for 10 of the last 13 years, and pickings have always been relatively slim. It's one part student/teacher enclave, another strangely situated bedroom community.
Yes, Treasure Island was formerly the Coop Market...it is pretty much the only full-service market in the neighborhood. That said, things are looking up with the opening of a Whole Foods slated for 2014
. Depending on where you're situated, Hyde Park Produce
may be more convenient, though it's generally not the same type of one-stop shopping as TI.
There are plenty of other specialty shops, a health food store (Bonne Sante), bakery (Medici) & coffee houses (Istria), of the types you'll find on or near college campuses across the country, but most of them are overpriced...catering to (generally) well-heeled students, their high-earning professors, and (less frequently) those of us who haven't managed to escape the neighborhood despite having long since finished our degrees & dissertations. I say less frequently, because I tend to do most of my shopping well away from home. The combination of a particularly affluent demographic, minimal competition and a captive market (students without cars and below-average public transit options) have generally made shopping in Hyde Park a poor choice.
ETA: I'm sad to say it, but as a car-less student, I mostly stuck to Peapod for groceries.
Edited by KD1191, 19 September 2012 - 11:38 AM.
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