My next Favorite Thing is a place that not everyone is blessed with being able to frequent. If you live in Buffalo, or the few areas on the East Coast that this company has expanded to, you know exactly why this made my list. The BEST grocery store in the whole wide world — Wegmans!!! (Even Alec Baldwin’s Mom can’t imagine life without Wegmans – skip ahead to the 3:15 mark!)
I always took Wegmans for granted until my sisters moved away and I went grocery shopping with them. It is then that you realize how good we Western New Yorkers have it. Wegmans has raised the bar on the shopping experience! No other store can compare to the quality and choice of food items, clean and organized displays, convenience options including in-store café, child care and carry out, and amazingly friendly staff! Their employees are so happy, that Wegmans has been on the list of Fortune Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For since it first ran in 1998.
My favorite part of Wegmans is Nature’s Marketplace, which is like a small, specialized market inside a big store. Nature’s Marketplace has natural and organic foods, supplements, premium teas, and foods for special dietary needs, including gluten-free. As time goes on, the options here increase, and the prices stay reasonable.
I realize that this section of Wegmans is intimidating and unknown to people. Which is why I am offering monthly “Grocery Store Tours” to Wegmans starting in March 2017. Click here for more. Together, we will read labels, plan healthier and easier meals, and navigate the Nature’s Marketplace! I did a tour like this years ago when I started my journey to better health and I am so glad I did. It made me love Wegmans even more!