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Giant Farmers Market – Waldwick

Giant Farmers Market - Waldwick, NJ
Giant Farmers Market
– Waldwick, NJ

“Once you purchase produce from Giant Farmers Market – Waldwick, It will be difficult to pay grocery store prices again!”


Address: 19 Wyckoff Ave, Waldwick, NJ 07463

Phone: (201) 444-9900

(Note:  For the Giant Farmer’s Hackensack Location – Click Here)

Main Store Hours: 

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Counter Hours: 

Monday thru Saturday:

Deli/Meats 8 AM to 7:30 PM / Fish 8 AM to 6:30 PM

Sundays:

Deli/Meats 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM / Fish 8 AM to 5:30 PM


Produce Galore at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Produce Galore at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!

Scott’s Review:

Giant Farmers Market Waldwick offers farm fresh produce at reasonable prices in Bergen County.  Outside, there are some overflow produce items, some sale items, and also various plants.  Be sure to ask your cashier to sign up for their WEEKLY SPECIALS list.

UPDATE:  Bring your own shopping bags or purchase sturdy cloth bags for $0.99 each

Outside:

The parking lot is a little tricky (but not even close to the craziness of Interstate Plaza in Ramsey a  few miles to the north ) with various one-way lanes – and there is an exit near the liquor store where you can drive over the curb to the road if you are not careful.

Inside:

Once you finished parking in the maze of a parking lot, and stroll past any produce/plants/specials that are outside, you start the store’s maze in the produce section.  There are both organic and non-organic items.

Then, you will saunter past the sushi bar which usually has a free sample waiting for you.  Rumor has it, near closing you might be able to snag these for 50% off.  Recently, I’ve seen sushi prices here around $8.50 for generous portions.

In addition to the sushi offerings, there are deli, bakery (with a coffee bar), deli, meat and seafood counters along the back wall to complete your shopping trip.  A hot buffet food bar with soup selections is available.  Thankfully, the salad bar costs the same per pound as the hot buffet bar, so be sure to grab some protein for your salad.

Giant Farmers Market Waldwick has all of the accouterments that you would expect to find in a supermarket including a refrigerated dairy section and even fresh flower bouquets.  Most grocery items only have one or two brands to choose from but pricing is comparable.

Leaving there, you’ll have enough kale, blueberries, beets, pineapples, carrots, oranges, spinach to keep your Vitamix mixer occupied for a week!  And the fixings for salads to last all week and not pay the $6.99/ $7.99 per pound at a typical supermarket salad bar.

Finally, remember to grab a few cans of beans and corn kernels on the end-caps and look on the shelves below the produce bins for other items like coconut milk and canned items.

And now they have Bags of Ice in a freezer located at the front of the store.

I find myself stopping here a few times a week to grab ingredients for my recipes as it’s convenient and the check-out lines are quick.

They have a catering menu – just ask someone to see it.

They take Debit Cards, EBT, Cash, AMEX, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

Make sure to keep your receipts for returns.

Check out the Review of the Larger Hackensack Giant Farmers Location.

And to help the environment – try these totes:

Be sure to check back at https://www.foodmarketwaldwick.com for more information.

Hot and Cold Buffet / Salad bar at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Hot and Cold Buffet / Salad bar at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Seafood counter Hot at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Seafood counter
the Hot at Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Meat Department at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Meat Department at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
A huge selection of plants and flowers at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
A huge selection of plants and flowers at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Store Hours at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
Store Hours at the Giant Farmers Market in Waldwick, NJ!
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GIant-Sign

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Amazon Fresh Paramus, NJ – Know Before You Go

Hours and Info:

Everyday Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM (Seven Days a Week)

Link to Circular and Coupons: September 28th to October 4th Savings – Save $10

Phone: 800-250-0668 or Have Amazon Call You

Address: 30 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

Scott’s Review:

Amazon Fresh Paramus, which truly is like no other market, replaced the old Fairway Market, whose byline was, “Like No Other Market.” (evidence). They offer “Just Walk Out Shopping,” which is surreal as it sounds. (don’t worry, they offer regular shopping too).

Step 1 – Choose a Cart:

As you enter the store you can use a smaller orange cart or a standard-sized green grocery cart. Or you can buy a reasonably priced reusable bag. I chose the orange cart as the store (and parking lot) was bustling with first-day shoppers. Once you leave the “cart room” you line up to go through the entry stalls.

Step 2 – Choose Your Shopping Method:

Three Ways to Shop! That’s right, you have to choose the way you’d like to shop.

First Option: Amazon App

To use the Amazon App method, you need to have an Amazon Account with a payment type linked to your account. You need to open the App on your phone and display the diamond QR Code (From the Amazon App home screen select “In-Store Code” to be shown your diamond-shaped QR code).

My dilemma happened after I scanned my diamond QR code on the sensor on the left side of my entry stall, I immediately noticed that I should have chosen the sensor to the right of my entry stall. There are arrows under the sensor pointing to the stall that it is attached to – but my powers of observation, as my wife would say, are lacking, aren’t so keen.

The Not-So-Obvious Entry Stall

The entry stall to my left was occupied as shown in the photo above. I wondered if I will be charged for their shopping trip. I then scanned my phone again over the correct scanner and the stall door magically opened and I entered the produce section.

I know some people who are weary of security cameras, and this store is not for them. Immediately, as you enter the shopping area, you are greeted by 1,043 cameras suspended from the ceiling at the same height peering over your shoulder.

Tons ‘O Cameras

Second Option: Amazon One – Your Palm

For Amazon One – they say the sign-up is less than a minute and you will scan your palm which is recorded into an algorithm (Apparently no two palms are alike – if you have an identical twin, let us know if you can disprove that!). When you scan your palm, there will be a display guiding your palm position to the proper position where it can be read.

You’ll also have to have a mobile phone and a credit card that can be used for the program (Here is a list of Accepted Cards – Most Amex, MasterCard, or Visa Cards are accepted). You can scan one or two of your palms and add them to your account.

Once you have your Amazon One account, you can enter with your palm. Shop while the cameras watch you. And then leave through one of the exit gates.

You take your items with you just like using the Amazon App method but instead of using your “in-store diamond QR code” you can use your palm to exit.

Third Option: Swipe your credit card to enter and Swipe your credit card to exit.

Forth Option: Normal Shopping

The final option is normal shopping…. enter through the Yellow Smile Welcome gate on the right, shop as you normally would, and exit through a cashier-run check-out lane. And you even have the option to pay with cash! As well as the other methods: credit or debit card, Amazon One, or the Amazon app (diamond QR Code). They also accept SNAP EBT.

Amazon Fresh Paramus Shopping:

Thankfully, my wife “patiently” joined me on the inaugural shopping trip while I snapped photos. We made a large purchase of a BLT-Turkey sub and a no-spill formula bottle of bleach (77 oz for $4 – I remember when bleach was $0.97 / gallon!).

The store was a fully stocked – narrow-aisle grocery store with many departments located around the side of the story (meat, deli, dairy, sushi, bakery).

There are grab-and-go food selections at the Amazon Kitchen including subs, sushi, hot bar, and salad bar. These “bars” use small, medium, and large containers, at 6.99, 9.99, and 12.99 respectively. For savings, every day of the week, the Amazon Kitchen is offering 20% off of one of its offerings.

Amazon Department:

One department that isn’t found in other stores, is the Amazon Customer Service and Return department. There is a table of Amazon products and a “Best of Amazon” section for last minute-gifts that are available for purchase and a few Alexa kiosks set up throughout the store to answer your questions.

To return an Amazon.com purchase, begin the return on your app and then bring the item along with the email to show the customer service representative.

On this first day, I felt that every 6th person was wearing an Amazon shirt and constantly restocking items, such as the $4.97 rotisserie chicken.

As we made our way to the check-out area, I scanned my phone and the gate opened allowing us to leave with our bleach and sandwich. This was an hour ago, I haven’t seen a charge for either my groceries or the other families’ groceries on my credit card or received a receipt.

So it does feel a little like the recent Saturday Night Live sketch:

LINK TO CIRCULAR WITH COUPONS:

AMAZON FRESH PARAMUS STORE CIRCULAR

Saving with Amazon Fresh:

Coupons: Check out the circular for coupons ($20 off of $40 or $10 off of $20)

Pay with the Amazon Credit Card and receive 5% cash back

Prime Members receive 20% off select items

Each day, the deli offers 20% the special of the day.

Amazon Fresh Paramus Kitchen Deals

In Store Dining

In the front of the store, beyond the check-out stalls and cashiers, there is seating for approximately 60 people to enjoy the Amazon Kitchen fare. There is a station there that contains cutlery, napkins, and condiments as well as a microwave. So grab your wrap, sub, sandwich, or frozen entree and enjoy!

Online Shopping with Amazon Fresh Paramus

There is free grocery store pick-up if you order ahead. If you order more than $35 you can get free 1-hour pick-up. Unlike Shop-Rite and Stop and Shop, which also offers this service but for a price.

They also offer delivery if you live near Amazon Fresh Paramus

Thank you!

Be sure to drop a comment below with your thoughts about this unique Amazon store!

Moshi Moshi

Moshi Moshi – Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant Name - Moshi Moshi
Japanese Restaurant Store Front

A Hidden Top Japanese Restaurant in Bergen County

Phone: 201-444-1130

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM

https://www.moshimoshinj.com/

137 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463

Scott’s Review:

I’ve been visiting this Japanese restaurant for over ten years, mostly for sit-down lunches but lately for their take-out only service. It really is a great place for lunch or dinner. The service is typically fast.

Their lunch specials are very reasonable. You can choose from a selection of their combination lunch boxes (served with soup, salad, edamame, vegetable, and california roll or rice), Sushi and Sashimi lunch specials served with soup, Combination of 2 or 3 rolls (served with soup), or Sansai Udon Set (Soup with salad and california roll).

Be careful in their parking lot because it is tight and there is a lot of traffic especially during the lunchtime rush.

The inside ambiance is nice and relaxing once you sit down. The fact that it’s a BYO restaurant is also easy on the wallet. I’m a big fan of their hot green tea. For a treat, be sure to order their red bean or green tea ice cream!

Moshi Moshi is kid-friendly so be sure to ask their staff for the beginner rubber-band-powered chop-sticks.

They seem to specialize in their avocado based sushi rolls, such as the Saddle River Roll, Mexican Roll and Green River Roll.

So, if you’re out and about in Bergen county, call them up and place an order, most likely it will be ready in 20 minutes or less.

Party Trays!

If you are hosting a small event, be sure to check out their party tray menu.

What is Moshi Moshi?

And what is Moshi Moshi? It is a Japanese telephone greeting that you can read about here: Origins of Moshi Moshi

Also, Moshi is a company that makes ipad, iphone covers and protectors.

My Sushi + Sashimi Lunch Special:

Japanese Sushi + Sashimi Lunch Combo with Miso Soup and a bonus handroll
Japanese Sushi + Sashimi Lunch Combo with Miso Soup and a BONUS handroll 🙂

Their “Sashimi Salad” really shines.

Sashimi Salad
Japanese Sashimi Salad

Menus:

Menu: Moshi Moshi Lunch and Dinner Menu

Menu: Lunch Specials Menu 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Bagel Bros 2 Waldwick NJ

Bagel Bros 2 Storefront

Wake up with a bagel and coffee! Then grab a hot fresh sandwich for lunch!

Hours –

5:30 AM to 3:30 PM Weekends

5:30 AM to 3:00 PM Weekends

Click Here for Menu Photos

Telephone: 201-882-1600 / 201-882-1601

Address: 13 Wyckoff Ave, Waldwick, NJ 07463

Large parking lot that is easy to exit and enter.

Payment Methods – Google Pay, Apple Pay, Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Discover

Click Here for Breakfast or Lunch Delivery by Door Dash:

Bagel Bros 2 Interior

This new “bagel-deli” builds on the experience of it’s older brother, Bagel Brothers Deli in Saddle Brook, NJ. Their bagels are fresh even in the afternoon. And their Green Mountain coffee system is on spec (I enjoy their Breakfast Blend). The coffee is made fresh and will never be served burnt as it is kept in a thermos.

But Bagel Bros 2 is more than bagels for breakfast and lunch.

Grab a breakfast sandwich or breakfast wrap. They have everything for your whole crew.

And, they have an extensive lunch menu featuring cold sandwiches and subs with quality Boars Head deli meats. If you would like a hot sandwich for lunch their menu features 12 to choose from – and don’t forget the fries! If you want comfort food, they have a few grilled cheese sandwiches to order.

Bagel Bros 2 Coffee

Testimonials:

“Great bagel store, they make great sandwiches and pancakes too, plenty of parking spots, friendly staff …. very clean.”

Find Them Instagram:

Try something healthier – like their salads!

Bagel Bros 2 - Menu 1
Bagel Bros 2 - Menu 2
Bagel Bros 2 - Menu 3
Bagel Bros 2 - Menu 4
Bagel Bros 2 - Menu 5

B&W Bakery – Hackensack NJ

B & W Bakery Sign
“Home of the Heavy Crumb Cake”

Stop in and get a Brown Derby, a Danish, Pecan Meltaway Ring or the famous crumb cake.

Address: 614 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Telephone: (201)342-5577 or (201)342-5383

Parking: Street parking or use the Target parking lot

Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday 6:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday: 6:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Monday: Closed

Get the Crumb Cake!

Crumb Cake with Confectioners Sugar
Crumb Cake – Please be patient during the holiday rush

For the real B & W Bakery crumb cake experience, you either have to go to the store to pick it up at the store. Or attend an event where a friend, co-worker or family member surprised everyone with the melt in your mouth crumb cake. They are best eaten with with a glass of either coffee or milk.

It is not uncommon during the holiday seasons to have a line of 100 people waiting to purchase this 9″ x 7″ piece of deliciousness. And of the thousands of people who buy it, 4 of them will say that they made it themselves 🙂

You can order the crumb cake for nationwide delivery on Goldbelly for about $40. But beware, crumb cakes do not tend to travel well. They are about $8 in store and will last about 2+ days if kept in airtight wrapping.

Cookies - Pastries - Cakes

Linzers, Dinner Rolls, Cookies and Danishes are also favorites. There was talk that they changed their crumb cake recipe 2016-2018 but in 2019 it seems like they are back to the old recipe and the fans have returned.

Who are B & W? The original owners, Boehringer & Weimer (B & W), that’s who!

Here’s a Sneak Peek Inside The Brown Derby:

Cutaway of a Brown Derby
Banana, Strawberry and Fresh Whipped Cream with fresh chocolate cake and toppings!

Cash Only

Coffee and ATM
No Credit Cards – But there is an ATM Machine inside

Weddings Too!

Wedding Favor Idea – Crumb Cakes!

Wedding Cakes

You Can’t UnSee These!

Have A Nice Day Cookies
Have A Nice Day! Cookies

B & W Bakery Around the Web:

Wedding Cakes: The Knot

Old Instagram: B & W Bakery – Hackensack, NJ

Here is a Crumb Cake Copy-Cat Recipe – But It’s Easier to Pick One Up:

Stew Leonard’s Paramus

Paramus Park Mall
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 649-0888
Open 7 Days
Monday – Saturday 8am-10pm
Sunday 8am-9pm

Website: Stew Leonard’s Paramus

Stew Leonard’s Wine Store:
Monday – Saturday 9am-10pm
Sunday Noon-9pm

Stew Leonard’s Weekly Specials

Shop Stew’s Online:

Instacart

Stew’s Catering

Stew Leonard’s Gifts

What You Need to Know:

The new Paramus Grocery Store, Stew Leonard’s, is a great place for the family to shop. But it’s not for everyone. The store is laid out in a one-way single winding aisle that as of now, isn’t clearly marked and if you try to navigate the aisle the wrong direction, it will be difficult for you and your oncoming traffic. The main trick is when you enter from the main entrance (not the mall entrance), head towards the bakery section to your right.

This place is great for gearing up for parties and it should be a weekly destination for your food and drink needs. There are many store made dips, cheeses and appetizers that will make hosting a party easy.

Two main things to consider about this store:

  1. Don’t treat Stew’s like a convenience store as, again, the store is laid out in a single path design, although there are cut-throughs scattered about.
  2. Stew’s is not for people that are annoyed by animatronic singing animals and fruit.

Other than that, stop here for your staples, hit up Stew’s before your next party as there are flavorful prepared foods ready for you to heat up, grill or cook. You’ll need to go somewhere else for your cleaning supplies, kitchen items, light bulbs and drug store items. But again, you can grab your food and drink staples here and be sure to check out their weekly specials.

Photos:

I really appreciate the way that the fresh herbs are displayed. In other grocery stores, the herbs are in small, plastic, containers that are of questionable freshness. At Stew’s, you can grab what you need for your dish.

Fresh Herbs!
148 lbs of Dips!
Fresh Seafood with a Smile

Great For Kids

They say that Stew Leonard’s is the Disneyland of Dairy Stores with the animatronic sounds and the relatively short shopping experience for the kids (10-30 minutes). They have a Magic Barn Door app (Apple App Store / Google Play Store) where you can interact with signs around the store. So, Stew’s is a fun place for kids, even my teenager was taking some Instagram photos there.