kosher in Price Chopper, Great Barrington
does anyone know if they sell anything more than Sabra salads and kosher cheese?
They have a few frozen items such as potato knishes and the typical items that you would find in a typical supermarket kosher aisle. The Big Y supermarket on Main Street in Great Barrington had a table with challahs, rolls (from. Zomicks) and some pareve cookies/ cakes (Greens). What surprised me the most was the kosher frozen pizza.
An hour and a half away, just west of Albany, there's a full-service kosher store inside the Price Chopper on Central Avenue in Colonie. Full butcher and fish counters, everything else, too, supervised by the Vaad of Albany. Don't know if that helps you at all, but it's worth mentioning.
It shouldn't be astonishing that it was cheaper than Fairway in Manhattan.
#1 Price Chopper is a larger supermarket chain than Fairway and carries these products in a number of their locations.
#2 The rent per square foot in Great Barrington is a mere fraction of the rent in Manhattan.
#3 Price Chopper has to compete with other supermarket chains. You can buy Empire at Shaw's, Hannaford's, Stop and Shop, Big Y, Trader Joe's and others in Massachusetts. The price has to be in line.