The Upper West Side is a Mecca for gourmet markets, but walk into this place and you will discover an old-fashioned ... More
The Upper West Side is a Mecca for gourmet markets, but walk into this place and you will discover an old-fashioned supermarket where quality is good and prices are even better. The breadth of selection here is one to be reckoned with, and the full selection of merchandise is comparable to that of other gourmet markets in the neighborhood. Beware of the crowds; try to go during off-peak hours. There is also store-to-door delivery available.
This will be the fourth year Bonnie of Fairway Market has catered the holiday event for the International Center for AIDS Care & Treatment Programs at Columbia University.
It was unanimous when suggestions were taken for 'who should we have cater our holiday event this year?' I was told to call Bonnie and schedule the catering of our event.
The menu is excellent, terrific variety and well-prepared.
I'm looking forward to working with Fairway Market for years to come.
I'll be back with this year's review of our event the middle of December, I can only imagine it will be as wonderful as in previous years.
Fairway had such a good reputation and I was looking forward to shopping there upon my move to New York, but the reality is far from the rave reviews. My husband and I shopped in the 12th Ave/Harlem store several times and were horrified with the way we were treated by the cashiers -- always rude and hostile no matter how nice and appeasing we tried to be -- and by the general chaos in the store. Prices are the same or higher compared to everywhere else, and selections are no better than the other food stores on Broadway.
Because everyone is so unbelievably rude, the lines are always long, and store is pretty filthy (next time you're there, look up toward the ceiling and you'll see all the filth accumulated there) we now shop in produce stores on Broadway, even though Fairway is by far closest to our house. It is worth dragging our groceries extra blocks so we don't have to deal with the staff and negative behaviors in Fariway. I lived in several bigger and smaller U.S. cities and have never ever had such repeated unpleasant experiences in a store.
Good luck shopping in Fairway!
I LIKE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE
STORE. LAYE OUT/ORGANIZED VERY WELL.
FITS ALL BUDGE - FROM LOW TO HIGH END
ITEMS. FRESH -NICE CHOICES. VERY FAST
CHECKOUTS- NO LONG LINES. LOVEED BAKERY
ITEMS- DIARY SECTION. - NICE DRIED GRANOLA/
DRIED FRUIT/NUT COLLECTION.
I love Fairway Market Red Hook. I have to drive down the horrid Gowanus Expressway to get there, but its worth it.
Quality of produce, meat, seafood, other food is very good. Prices are superb, much cheaper than in Manhattan, but also better than a lot of Brooklyn places.
Baked goods very good.
Very good variety in all areas.
Unlike other "upscale" markets, they are happy to sell you Coca-Cola or Budweiser if that is what you want. No putting on airs here. Just good stuff, and a lot of it.
Nice outdoor eating area with view of Statue of Liberty.
Bananas either never ripen or they get rotten in just a couple days. Tomatoes look great in the store - take them home and they quickly get very soft. Apples, when they are cut, often reveal rotten spots near the center.
We used to always do our produce shopping at Fairway (73rd & Broadway) . . . no more.
Hope that this is just a seasonal probem, where their produce freezes and then thaws out.
We visited NYC and stayed in a hotel opposite and I discovered Fairways. It was wonderful and one of our abiding memories of a great city. Who needs all those expensive designer shops when you have Fairways - the stock was staggering, the deli staff were fab and I just loved it!!
To anyone visiting NYC make Fairways part of your trip!!
Good selection of fruits and vegetables. Fair prices.
However, be prepared!!! It is usually very crowded.
Employees are not helpful and the cashiers can be downright MEAN. And management doesn't care.
Go in with a thick skin or you'll come out angry.
Found items that you can't find in North Jersey or other stores in the city.
Good variety of organic, gluten free, sugar free, etc products.
Hard to walk about the store as it's a bit crowded.
Have to pay separately for upstairs and downstairs.