One of the North End's anchors is QFC. Although part of a national chain -- Kroger -- the store gives the impression it was built with Mercer Island residents in mind. If you are planning a special meal, this is the place to shop. It has a comprehensive wine collection, imported cheeses, a deli for appetizers, an on-site bakery and a Redbox for DVD rentals, making it ideal for one-stop shopping. QFC stocks every grocery conceivable, fresh produce, seafood and meats, and the extras that make the store special – a collection of books and magazines, hostess gifts, houseplants and cut flowers. There is a Starbucks on site with tables so you can drink your latte and eat a freshly made sandwich from the deli before you depart.