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Wine & Liquor Stores on the Upper West Side

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A brief list of wine and liquor stores on the Upper West Side … arranged from south to north, with links and hours included!

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A Tribute to Small Business

Posted by in Apparel, Clothing, Community, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Hardware Stores, Hardware Stores, History, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Shopping, shopping

In an era when chain stores are becoming the norm, supporting Upper West Side small business has become more important than ever before. Many independent local stores on the Upper West Side are run by families who have been around for generations. They’re part of the community and what makes this neighborhood so family-friendly. Read below to find out what are some of the oldest small businesses that are still thriving today.

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Kosher Guide to the Upper West Side

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Diners, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, shopping

Kosher dining can be tough sometimes, but there are Upper West Side kosher destinations offers some of the best restaurant options in the city. There’s a kosher option almost every few blocks, which makes the UWS just THAT much more awesome. I’ve dug deep and come up with 7 really delicious spots you must try – kosher or not you’ll leave these restaurants wanting more!

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Fairway Market on the Upper West Side

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As the saying goes, it’s hard to beat an original. And while so many old trusted stores in New York have folded up shop in favor of big banks and chique coffee houses, we’re fortunate to enjoy the few places remaining true to their mission, their customers and their neighborhoods (while the company has gone public, customers still experience the same level of service and quality).

One of the great quintessential New York shopping experiences comes from Fairway. It lends an old school feel to the modern food shopping experience. The original store on 74th and Broadway can basically be broken down into four parts – produce, grocery, bread and fine foods.

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Zabar’s—All in the Family

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So, it’s Christmas day and you need a fresh rugelach from Zabar’s. Or maybe it’s July 4th, and you need an air conditioner. Or it’s Thanksgiving morning, you’re coffee maker just went on the fritz and you’re out of those Zabar’s whole beans you love.

No problem.  Zabar’s, an Upper West Side fixture since 1934, stays open 365 days a year with a Zabar family member there every day.

Zabar’s— an eclectic store offering an incredible variety of specialty foods, baked goods, prepared foods, coffees and more (and that’s just the first floor)— occupies almost an entire block on Broadway at West 80th Street.  Any time the store opens its doors, you’ll find a crowd of UWS locals and tourists alike.  On weekends, bus loads come from Pennsylvania, Canada and beyond.  The family-owned store runs a robust, worldwide mail order business as well.

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Looking To Go Organic On The Upper West Side?

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Upper West Side organic options are plentiful!  Organic seems to be the buzz word these days.  And with good reason.  More and more people are realizing that what we put into our bodies really affects our health, our energy levels, how we feel, how we age, and how we function.  Organic foods are free from additives, avoid pesticides, and they contain higher levels of Vitamin C, many essential minerals, and cancer-fighting antioxidants.  They are also better for wildlife and the environment.  So if you’re seeking Upper West Side organic options, Fairway and Whole Foods both offer a great selection of organic products.  But if you are looking for something a little different than the big stores, here are a few additional options for your list of Upper West Side organic stores.

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