About Lakeside Foods

North Shore's Hometown Grocery Experts for over 50 years 

History – Lakeside Foods was established in 1958 by Archie Gaudreau, the trusted butcher at the original store owned by National Tea. Archie had significant success due to his offering of high quality meat, dairy and grocery products on the North Shore. Within ten years, Archie opened three more stores in Glencoe, Highland Park and Lake Forest.

In 1977 Archie sold the stores to Gene Smith. The Smith family operated the stores until 1999.

In 1999 the Winnetka store was purchased by the Geraghty family. Brian is a New Trier high school graduate that met his wife Terri while they worked together at the store. Being a long time employee of Lakeside Foods, Brian takes great pride in carrying on the tradition of providing the finest foods accompanied by the companies famous “Red Carpet" service.

Our Goal – Lakeside foods is dedicated to offering the best shopping experience with unmatched customer service and only the highest quality grocery products at competitive prices.

Mission Statement – At Lakeside Foods, we pledge to provide the North Shore with our original hometown “Red Carpet" service”. We will treat our customers with the utmost respect and humbly offer only the finest products with unmatched customer service and the very best shopping experience available on the North Shore.

“I have been shopping at Lakeside foods since moving here from Dallas. Their downtown location is ideal! The personnel are genuine, the specialty items are fantastic and I absolutely love their friendly home delivery service!
Lynn T. - Kenilworth

Why Grocery Delivery

Save time, money and personal energy.
Most of us live extremely busy lives and let’s face it, no one likes to carry bags and bags of groceries in to the house after a busy day of shopping. We Love to see you in our store, but our "Red Carpet" service allows you to place orders online or over the phone and have them delivered right to your door.