We all know where to buy our groceries in New York City. We walk through the aisles of aisles and ask for when the nearest grocery store is. We get in line and wait patiently while the clerks juggle our bags of groceries in their arms. We take turns saying where the nearest grocery store is, then filling up our bags and dropping them on the sizzling conveyor belt at the cashier as the bags hit the front of the store.
It is an American tradition to head to the corner market when in town. It’s a great way to experience the produce of the town you are visiting. But what if you are out of town and you need a new place to purchase your weekly groceries? For most of us, the answer is a convenient supermarket.
What about for the new yorkers who live out in the suburbs? We can’t always stop by our local corner market and purchase whatever we want. Stores are limited in their selling areas, and some won’t even deliver. That means we have to drive down the street to the closest grocery store that services that area, or we can starve out the local grocery stores that might otherwise have delivered our weekly groceries. The other option is to find a new neighborhood grocery store that services all the areas that we live in.
Some of these newer grocers have locations right down the street from the corner markets that we frequent. They are located close enough to allow us to stop for a bite to eat, and they are convenient. We can walk to our apartments, and there will be no need to worry about finding a parking space. And because we live so close to these grocers, it is easy for us to stop for a chat with a fellow new yorker while we wait for our sandwiches.
Other grocers are more geared towards the middle-class family that lives in the outer areas of town. I recently had the pleasure of dining at a place called Grastedge’s on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Grastedge’s serves up a variety of deli sandwiches, fresh salads, deli platters, and pasta platters, and it even has a deli counter where you can pick up a sandwich that has just what you want. It has a full refrigerator and a bar. In addition, they have a catering menu that includes pizza, sandwiches, and other finger foods.
If you are looking for a store that supplies not only one type of food, but several types, you should definitely look into Grocery Stores that is located in the heart of a city. Stores like City Grocer on the Upper West Side of Manhattan are known for their wide selection of both local and national groceries. Their deli section features both national brands and local favorites. The market also features a large bakery.
Some places do better than others at drawing in the local community. One of the most popular grocers in Manhattan is Golden Acres on the Upper East Side. This market not only contains many local grocery stores, it also features some really nice, deluxe, upscale Italian restaurants. Not only do they serve some really good food, but they also feature some really nice, out of doors-type movie theatres. There is even a spa on the premises.
In terms of chain stores, Grocery Outlet Mall in the East Village of Brooklyn is one of the best ones in the city. This store features both a big department store and a giant superstore. It also has a very large indoor children’s play area. This store also has a really good kid’s section featuring things like Baby Rugs and Baby Clothing. All of these factors make the market district, one of the best places to buy your groceries.