Best Place to Buy Vegetable-Shortening Treats for a Quarter Downtown - 2000
American Choice Deli
Despite the guaranteed payoff bookending the days of urban itinerants contained in each package, Little Debbie, Linden, and their friends are hardly as ubiquitous as the gaudy, teasing lottery cards that enjoy unfair billing on store awnings citywide. A proper venue for buying 25-cent treats should be conveniently located, open 24 hours, have clear aisles and a wide array of Little Debbiebrand items, and an agreeable staff who refrain from disdainfully glaring at the meanness of the quarter-dollar purchase. By these criteria, American Choice Deli lives up to its name, offering a thorough selection of shortening treats, including de rigueur standbys like Nutty Bars and Donut Sticks, not just amateurs-only Swiss Rolls.