Photo by myself at Fairway, the supermarket in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
A host of lesser known beers line the shelves of this supermarket. Here you can find J.K. Scrumpy Hard Cider, Samuel Smith's Organically Produced Lager and Arrogant Bastard Ale.
You can find a huge range of items at Fairway, my favorite supermarket, from non-dairy salmon-flavored cream cheese (made from soy), to dried French pears.
They have a kazillion cheeses and even cheese classes for cheese novices. There are buckets of olives surrounding more buckets of olives. There are fruit pastilles and canned baked beans in a section devoted to British foods. It is a food lover's paradise.
The prices are reasonable and there is no hint of pretentiousness. The only downside to Fairway is the crowds.
New Yorkers are not known for their driving skills, shopping carts included. If only they gave licenses and issued tickets for those things!
Click here for Fairway's online store, where you can purchase a number of items.
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