Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

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There are two Whole Foods on the Upper West Side – one at Columbus Circle and one at 808 Columbus Avenue.

Whole Foods started the 2018 new year by announcing that their markets are committed to “feed your resolution.” The grocery chain stated a commitment to healthier eating made easier.

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New Morton Williams in Lincoln Square – will have a bar and outdoor seating

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Food & Drink, Other, shopping

A Morton Williams in Lincoln Square is expected to open by the summer of 2018. The supermarket has signed a lease at One West End, between 59th and 60th Streets.

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Supermarkets on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Food & Drink, Other, shopping

Here is a list of supermarkets on the Upper West Side. We are sticking to the definition of “supermarket” in this post, but we have information about neighborhood delis if you’d like to bookmark that post as well.

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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

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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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Fairway Market on the Upper West Side

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We’ve had Fairway Market on the Upper West Side since 1930! And as the saying goes, it’s hard to beat an original. 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. And 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 on the Upper West Side. 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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If you’re looking to go organic on the Upper West Side, you’ve got plenty of options!  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.

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