Jersey Farmer’s Market – Fair Lawn, NJ

Freshest Market Around!

 

Address: 23-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Phone: (201) 791-9333

Store Hours:  8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Ample parking is found in the rear of the building or on the street.


Scott’s Review:

Jersey Farmer’s Market has been around for years and has grown in a quality market.  When you enter the store,  a giant Pineapple Welcome Banner greets you.  Then you will notice that there is an amazing florist in their section the left.  Further along their left wall, you will find the seafood counter is fully stocked with fresh fish and seafood.

Right after the seafood counter is a fully stocked spice section, bread and then dried fruits and nuts.  But this market is known for their consistent quality with their fresh fruits and vegetables.  Unlike other farmers markets, your produce should keep for a while before it spoils.

I almost left out the best part!  Sushi!  This market has their in-house sushi take-out window between the florist and seafood counter.  The previous sushi chef retired and now the new chef is making a name for himself.  Be sure to grab a menu to call in your order or place your order at the beginning of your shopping trip.

After you check-out, and if you didn’t pick up any sushi, you can visit Juicy Platters located in the same building as the market.  Try (a little bit) of their “Spicy AF” hot sauce at Juicy Platters where they whip up rice, salad or gyro platters at reasonable prices.

Especially if you follow the storage guidelines in this article:  Farmers Market Shopping Tips

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Pre-made salads in the foreground and a ton of dried fruits and nuts in the background.
Pre-made salads in the foreground and a ton of dried fruits and nuts in the background.
A large variety of spices in their spice rack.
A large variety of spices in their spice rack.
Bouquets Galore!
Bouquets Galore!
Great prices on the flower selection.
Great prices on the flower selection.
This market does it right with hours that are easy to remember.
This market does it right with hours that are easy to remember.

Payment methods: Debit Cards, Cash, AMEX, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

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Wolfsons Market – Lincoln Park, NJ

“Come in to see us to believe us!!”

 

Address: 480 Boonton Turnpike, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Phone: (973) 694-0238

Facebook Page: Wolfson’s Market

Store Hours:

Monday thru Saturday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Note: Check Facebook Page or call  the store for special holiday hours


Scott’s Review:

Family owned Wolfson’s Market has just about reached landmark status and continues to operate with helpful and happy employees.  Wolfson’s is more than just a convenient store and more of a market.  Unlike the mega-supermarkets that can take you 15 minutes to pick up a gallon of milk, this enclave has everything you need seemingly within an arms reach, at reasonable prices.  Their sign listing sums up what they’re about “Liquor, Wine, Beer, Grocery, Deli, Meats” But they should add catering as well.

Outside:

The address is listed as 480 Boonton Turnpike – but you can enter from either of the side streets as well.  The parking lot is a little tricky, but the spaces are clearly marked.  Near the door is the locked cage for propane tank swaps.

Inside:

You enter by passing through a small alcove that might house firewood, charcoal and large 5 gallon water cooler bottles right near the two registers where they sell cigarettes and lottery tickets.  To the right, is the refrigerated dairy case.  The deli counter is in the rear of the store.

Fresh Deli Counter
Fresh Deli Counter
Deli Items
Deli Items
Beer, Wine and Liquor Galore!
Beer, Wine and Liquor Galore!
Wolfsons Hours - But call for holiday hours
Wolfsons Hours – But call for holiday hours

In the rear-left of the store is the liquor section and front-left is a small produce section.  They have many kitchen gadgets above the produce section.

There are a couple of aisles of spices, & dry goods, groceries and they will most likely have what you need.

The deli counter has prepared salads, warm pre-made food and is staffed by generally smiley people.  They really pride themselves on their catering and create artistic, flavorful dishes and platters for your party or events.

 

Please let us know about your experiences with Wolfson’s Market in the comments below and be sure to spread the word!

Be sure to grab a warm loaf of the oil or garlic bread near the check-out before leaving!

Grab this bread on the way out if you are heading to dinner
Grab this bread on the way out if you are heading to dinner

Payment methods: Debit Cards, EBT, Cash, AMEX, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

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Giant Farmers – Hackensack

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


Address:  324 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: (201) 498-0010

Main Store Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday:  8:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Giant Farmers Sign

Scott’s Review:

Giant Farmers Market Hackensack offers farm fresh produce, meats, seafood and deli items at reasonable prices in Bergen County.  See the bottom of this article for the location of the sale items.

Outside:

The address is listed as 324 Main Street – but the parking lot is in the back on River Street.  The parking lot is a little tricky, At the time of my visit, they were under renovation.  Note, that you can enter from River Street, as well as the two side streets (East Berry and Passaic Streets).  Your best exit is on Passaic Street to which has traffic lights on the Main Street and River Street intersections.

Inside:

Once you finished parking in the maze of a parking lot, and stroll past any produce/plants/specials that are outside as you enter in the back.  Then, beyond the cash registers, you will see the deli, meat, and seafood counters.

Deli Counter
Deli Counter
Meat Counter
Meat Counter

The deli counter offers the finest Boar’s Head selections.  The meat counter is a full-fledged butcher and a lot of offerings.  And finally, the seafood counter is a mini version of a port city fish market.

 

Fresh Fish!
Fresh Fish!

In the produce section, you will find seasonal offerings as well as the old staples.  And you can find produce that is not readily available at your local supermarkets.  (i.e. Dragonfruit!)

Bakery Offerings
Bakery Offerings
Fresh Greens
Fresh Greens
Pecks of Peppers
Pecks of Peppers – Check out these pecks!
More Citrus Offerings than Florida!
More Citrus Offerings than Florida!

They also offer other standard canned and boxed grocery items in about 25% of the store.

Sale Items: The best deals can be had on the selections by the door when you enter near the parking lot.  You won’t find better deals.

Sale Offerings
Sale Offerings By the Door

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

Make sure to keep your receipts for returns.

To really help yourself – read: The 25 Best Farmers Market Shopping Tips to Save You Time and Money.

And to help the environment – try these totes:  The Best Re-Usable Totes

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Bernie’s Bagels – Delicatessen and Catering – Allendale, NJ

Bernie’s Bagels and Delicatessen

(AKA – Allendale gourmet catering)

99 W Allendale Ave – Suite 5
Allendale, New Jersey 07401

Bernie's Sign
Parking:

Three free options:

  • Park on the street
  • Parking lot in the back (Grocery store complex)
  • Train Station yellow lined spots

Phone:  (201) 327-2423

Hours:

  • Mon 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sat 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Menu Links:

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Photos of the menu below.

Scott’s Review:

Bernie’s Bagels is a great local sandwich shop in Allendale, NJ that provides fresh bagels and sandwiches. Stop in for breakfast or lunch or have them cater your event or meeting.   In the morning you’re having a fresh bagel with coffee and for lunch you’ll have a sub, sandwich, salad, or a wrap.  They have Boar’s Head selections and are very generous with their potions.

Haven’t had a bad cup of coffee from here yet.

Typically fast service but calling in your order ahead of time will guaranty a quicker visit.

They have a large assortment of drinks and chips to choose from in addition to their daily specials which are posted near the registers.

Dine-in, take-out, or dine outside during the warmer weather months.

Also, they have outdoor seating available weather permitting.

They accept  Cash, Amex, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Obligatory Bernie's-Food Photo
Obligatory Bernie’s-Food Photo

Menu Photos:

 

 

Allendale Family Eye Care – Dr. Edward Levy O.D.

Allendale Family Eye Care:

Address:

70 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, New Jersey 07401

Parking: Park on the street (free street parking) or in the parking lot in the back.

Phone:  (201) 327-1081

Hours: M-F 9AM to 5PM (according to the yellow pages) but I know their hours vary.

Scott’s Review:

During their over 40 years in business, they have perfected what visiting an eye doctor is all about – they really should package it up and sell their business model to all new optometrist graduates.  First, call the main number and make an appointment – the office staff is nice and friendly.  As most good eye doctors, expect to not get an appointment that week but it will be worth the wait.  Dr. Levy is skilled in glasses, contacts and other eye-related things.  Even though he is an eye doctor, he’s not afraid to push laser vision (Lasik) correction performed by someone else if he thinks that it could be beneficial for the patient.

They have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment (glaucoma testing, peripheral vision and retinal checking that also predicts the strength of your lenses) Dr. Levy is very personable as is his office staff.  Appointments last about 45-90 minutes but you’re moved between different rooms and devices so it doesn’t seem so long.

It’s a family practice so I recommend bringing your children there and stopping before or after your appointment for lunch or dinner at the AB&G (Allendale Bar and Grill)  across the street from the office for a burger, and some popcorn while you wait for your food order.

They (Dr. Levy, not AB&G) 🙂 take VSP insurance.

He’s highly rated on Healthgrades   and Wellness.com and as a 15-year patient, I will recommend him to any of my friends in Bergen County.

PSA: Get Your Eyes Examined Yearly!

You owe it to yourself!