I find it kind of astounding that such a vibrant and sophisticated town lacks not only an excellent Chinese takeout place since Imperial Garden shut down, but also grocery stores to cater to such a food centric town.
I travel all over to find what I want, both on the road and online. I used to shop in Fairway Plainview most, but it’s gone so badly downhill since the IPO and the runup to it, that it’s only very occasionally in my travels. I stop at WBN for fast pickups, but drive to Whole Foods in Jericho for meats, eggs, dairy and a few other products I can’t get at WBN. Plus, WF is much cleaner and well stocked without all the outdated products and rotting, soggy produce WBN keeps in stock. Wish they stocked more organic produce than they do, though.
I go to Woodbury’s Fresh Market for grass fed cottage cheese in glass jars and for pastured eggs, but not much else; it seems like a grab and go store, mostly, and have seen way past exp date dairy left on the shelves too often.
I doubt Stop N Shop is going to be an improvement when it replaces Waldbaum’s; I used to visit the Woodbury store regularly, but just not into it for selection.
Best Market has a few things we use at very good prices, but mostly stocks stuff I don’t buy, so not a regular stop…