Better than Price Chopper in Lee MA?
We're going to the Tanglewood Jazz festival and will be shopping for our picnics when we get to Lee. Anyplace better than Price Chopper that isn't twice the price? Also would like recs for breakfast (other than Joe's) and best place to buy wine. I have been intimidated by the pricey shops in Lenox so have not ventured into any of them.
We went last year but it was so cold we didn't picnic - just brought in warm takeout and still froze!
Taft Farm Stand on rt 183 in Great Barrington has wonderful pies and even better brownies. They sell the pies by the piece and by the whole pie. The wild blueberry was excellent. The crust on all of them was outstanding, flaky and flavorful. They also make very good sandwiches with house cured ham and house roasted beef,etc.
There is also a very good wine store nearby called Gourmet Deli and wines. It's right accross from the Price Chopper
Get north of Lee and Lenox.
On Dan Fox Drive, off the Lenox Road (Rte. 7), is a nice Super Stop and Shop. You should be able to find some reasonably priced picnic needs there.
If you wish to spend a little more, Guido's is close by. The tourists love Guido's for it's fresh fruits, deli items, and fantastic pastries. Berkshire County residents, like myself, try to avoid the place in the summer months. It can get quite crowded.
Jack's Grill in Housatonic has a great brunch on Saturday and Sunday. This is more of a locals hangout. Try it once and thank me later.
One more place to try. Take a 1/2 hour ride up Rt. 7 to Lanesboro and have breakfast at Bob's Country Kitchen. Their breakfasts are excellent and reasonably priced, but get there early. It can get a little crowded on weekends.
Well, here's hoping for nice warm weather, and I would go into Pittsfield for everything you're looking for.
Samel's deli on Elm St. for picnic stuff, and almost next door is George's liquors for a pretty good selection of fair priced wines.
Cafe Reva on Tyler St. has the BEST breakfast in the Berkshires.
If you must stay in Lee I can recommend Afficionados in the Lee Outlets for wine. They have a great selection and good prices.