Best Supermarket Westchester
- Vielka Jan 27, 2006 01:29 PM
Please toss out your selections. My opinion:
Stew's great for dairy and their homemade salsa, not much else. Their meat is tasteless, poor quality.
Whole Foods is fine for several products: ground nut butters, grains and the like that are available in bulk, some harder to find healthier/veggie/organic products. their meat is fine/okay quality but with a higher price than reasonable. Their produce in the main is too highly priced for what should be average quality stuff. I wouldn't go near the seafood.
In NYC Fairway does a decent job with meats, seafood, some limited healthier/veggie items and very good produce at reasonable prices. unfortuantely they are not a full service supermarket.
Can someone suggest other choices? I am beginning to tackle the towns one by one at this point. I tried 2 in Hastings without luck: organic place was tiny and over priced; Food Emp. as usual in my experience was a supermarket-lette: tiny, limited offerings and over priced.
Funny you should mention the Hastings Food Emporium in less-than-glowing terms! I have always described it as a small supermarket that manages to have a lot: nice organic produce selection, decent deli and prepared foods, good selection of both basic and somewhat more upscale canned and jarred items. I am definitely price-conscious, and I didn't find it to be exorbitant, especially when you factor in the convenience factor (everything under one roof). **Disclaimer: I used to be a regular shopper there, but circumstances have dictated that I haven't been there in a couple of years.
.and Trader Joe's (Hartsdale, Eastchester) OF COURSE!!
What town are you in? That would help with our suggestions. I won't suggest places on the other side of the county, unless that's what you want.