Friday, July 15, 2011

Fairway Supermarket

I have just discovered 'Fairway Market' on the Upper West Side and found it to be a great place to go food shopping.  They have other locations across New York with an Upper East Side store opening very soon. 

It is the first supermarket I have been to where I can everything I need under one roof.  They offer a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, and their meat and fish is of a high standard.  They have well stocked deli and cheese counters as well as freshly baked bread and cakes.  You can get all of your other typical groceries at Fairway and they also sell household products and toiletries.

I was impressed with the British food section, they sell baked beans, Heinz products, British sauces and condiments, Branston pickle, biscuits and much more.  It is the best selection I have seen outside of a specialist shop.  I bought some really nice English cheddar and had a cheese and pickle roll for lunch! 

The staff were friendly and I didn't have to wait long to pay.  It is much busier at the weekends, so I would recommend going in the week if you can.

For more information on Fairway Market locations and opening hours visit


  1. Do you think it's a cost effective option? I find grocery shopping in manhattan ridiculously expensive and also dislike trader joes which is the only regular priced store I have found so far.

  2. Unfortunately high prices are one of the bad things about living in a city. I found Fairway Market to be about the same price as most of the other supermarkets in the area. Have you tried online shopping at 'Fresh Direct'? They are quite reasonable and often have good deals. If I find any other more reasonably priced supermarkets I'll let you know.

  3. I love Fairway , it is one of the cheapest and their produce, is the freshest supermarket in NY..I tend to go to the one in Red Hook, Brooklyn now, the upper west side one used to be abit of a crazy place but well worth the visit. The brit food is def cheaper than anywhere else, especially Myers of Keswick, they even have proper English Easter eggs at Easter!!
    I have only just come across your blog, I have been here for 16 years now, from England, so am no longer a new girl in ny!!

  4. Hi Josie,
    Thank you for the comment and for checking out my blog. Most importantly thank you for the Easter Egg tip! I hope you carry on reading, and perhaps you can share some of your tips as you are pretty much a New York local after 16 years!
    NGINY x

  5. Hi
    No prob am happy to help, I was a happy girl when I found out I could get proper Easter eggs here!!