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Your Downtown Grocery



Purple Porch at Art Beat : Saturday 12pm - 8pm

Join us this Saturday, August 29, for Art Beat. We will be serving watermelon-lime slushies in the Culinary Art Village. This is your chance to try a delicious beverage and learn more about your downtown South Bend grocery.

Purple Porch a Readers' Choice Favorite


Purple Porch Co-op: Carrying Everything You Need

The Purple Porch Co-op is your downtown grocery carrying everything you need at competitive prices.

We specialize in locally grown, organic, bulk, and other specialty foods and are proud of the wide variety of items we carry, from dairy, meats, fresh produce and snacks to cleaning products, paper supplies and personal hygiene items.

We are especially proud of our friendly staff, so drive, bike or walk over, enjoy breakfast, lunch or a snack—and then stock up on groceries for home while you're at it.

We look forward to seeing—and feeding—you!

Below find some of the many items you can find at the Purple Porch Co-op. Remember to shop local first!

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Wednesday Outdoor Market

Our weekly farmers' market blooms each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. where you can meet some of the people who grow or produce the foods we sell.

Find it in the shared parking lot of the Purple Porch, Circa Arts and Junk Evolution. You also can place online orders in advance for easy pickup during the market hours.


Farm to Fork Café Max

We also have an in-store café with freshly prepared “farm to fork” foods. Items found in Café Max are made completely from scratch using the highest-quality local and organic ingredients for sale on the nearby shelves.

Our deli case is perfect for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Our delicious, rotating farm-to-fork buffet will keep you coming back for more. We also feature homemade soups, frittatas, breakfast burritos, muffins, scones and cinnamon rolls.

Find the freshest produce and homemade dressings at our salad bar. Enjoy our café staples, including the legendary Raw Kale Salad.

Taco Tuesday features local meat or vegetarian taco filling blended with beans and corn, Spanish rice, guacamole, mild and medium salsas, homemade hot sauces and a variety of vegetable toppings.

Fallafel Bar Wednesday features homemade falafel, pita bread made from scratch, tabouleh, deconstructed hummus and baba ganouj. 


Mayor Pete Loves the Misson of the Purple Porch

Count South Bend's Mayor and many other professionals as frequent shoppers of the Purple Porch. He joins the broad demographic of people that shop the Purple Porch. Remember, everyone is welcome at the Purple Porch Co-op!

We thank local businesses and nonprofits for recommending the Purple Porch Co-op to their employees and volunteers to help spread the word about our local, sustainable food. We value the relationships with our customers that appreciate transparency, sustainability and community.

When asked about the impact of the Purple Porch, Mayor Pete emphasized that together we are "Energizing South Bend!"