Looking for some quality lunch in downtown Portland? Walk down Commercial Street, and you’ll come across Rosemont Market and Bakery, an organic store selling appetizing food to go, with four and a half stars on Yelp and four other online resources.

As you walk into the front room, you’ll find an array of fresh produce next to the cash register. Behind that are shelves of dried goods, such as rice and crackers. Directly in front of you is the door that leads into the deli, which is in its own connecting room. Inside, there are glass cases with over five different kinds of all-natural meats, as well as cheeses from around the world. Outside to the right, is a refrigerator with teas, juices, milk, and alcohol. Also available, are pre-made sandwiches, salads, and other delicacies, including a seaweed salad. Another camper commented that it was the best she’d ever had.

The $10 Budget: Before going to the store, I was told that Rosemont was a little on the expensive side. However, I was able to get a complete lunch for under $6. For my protein, I got four pieces of salami from the deli, which cost me only 80 cents. I also bought a fresh baguette for $3, and I was able to eat leftovers after. Finally, I got a yellow peach for $1.61, which brought my total to $5.41, a very good price for the high-quality, fresh food that I ate.

The Commercial Street location of Rosemont Market and Bakery is found at 5 Commercial St., Portland.

Ella Briman, 11, is from New York.

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