ShopRite of Wyckoff

ShopRite Wyckoff Exterior

Your First Stop for Groceries!

Information:

ShopRite of Wyckoff

Address: 430 Greenwood Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Phone: (201) 560-0490

Store Hours – Everyday:  7 AM to Midnight

Note: some driveways are one-way.

Scott’s Review:

This ShopRite is MASSIVE and the new flagship store which is located a few yards away from Stop and Shop. My goal for this review is to capture the entirety of the store and it’s the ShopRite website in this review to help you better plan your trip.

Note: This week is the Grand Opening week and you can pick up the in-store flyer which has six coupons that are valid with an additional $20 purchase.

The Food Court

You enter into a food court with a cafe, florist, Mediterranean bar (8.49/ lb) I wish they had a standard salad bar – but they don’t. Their hot grill has breakfast sandwiches as well as burgers, cheesesteaks and chicken hot sandwiches at reasonable prices.

The Chef Prepared foods are also good for a quick grab-and-go. The deli offers standard fare but a nice display with friendly staff. To save you a lot of time, there is a nice section of precut deli selections if you are to particular in your deli order. There’s a cheese nook past the deli which looks to have every type of cheese you can imagine (including local selections). Grab some good gouda!

Cheese Monger
Cheese Monger

The produce displays the standard produce selections. There is a “certified organic” island that is clearly marked – if that’s your thing.

Also note, for young shoppers, there is a display at the front corner of the produce section (see above “Free Food” photo) with free healthy fruits for kids to take while you shop. So take some wipes and napkins with you to help keep the little fingers clean.

The bakery is very well appointed with breads, cookies and cakes. You will wonder on how the artfully decorated cakes sport price tags under $10. This will be you go-to place for desserts.

Seafood and Butcher

The seafood department doubles as a food truck since it sells freshly made sushi, ramen bowls and Deopbap (Poke) bowls.

The butcher has fresh cut meat on display and old meat on display (aged beef) which is typically only found at high end steak houses.

Remainder of Store

The grocer aisles are cavernous – this is not a store you run in and run out of for a few items. What I did find nice was that the refrigerated sections all had doors on the cases which made the section warmer than what you would find in other stores.

Please consider their Wholesome Pantry offerings which claim to be without artificial flavors, colorings, and unnatural preservatives. There are regular Wholesome Pantry and organic Wholesome Pantry options.

The registers are in abundance with about 20 of them with the express lanes on the left and the “self check-outs” on the right.

You will see that there aren’t any liquor stores attached to this ShopRite. But right around the corner, you will find Wine & Spirit World.

The local Pharmacy options are:

Exiting ShopRite of Wyckoff, you will find:

  • Carpet Steamer rental
  • Coinstar
  • Scratch Off Lottery vending machine
  • Water bottle return container

Florist: Get some fresh flowers for a friend, yourself or you sweetie at the florist located by the store entrance.

ShopRite Florist
ShopRite Florist

Hacking Shopping

Dieticians Nook: On the way to the registers, you will pass the Dietitians Nook. This contains a little display conveniently stocked with a recipe card and ingredients to make a healthy meal. I like this idea as it reminds me of those boxed delivery services like Blue Apron. So, stop by and give it a try.

Shop from Home:  Go to the ShopRite website and Shop from Home

Shop from Recipes: On the ShopRite web site you can find the Recipes Section which provides recipes and ingredients where you can add the ingredients right to your shopping cart – Although currently this location does not offer Shop at Home, you will be able to print out your shopping list.

Place your Deli Order ahead of time:  ShopRite Wyckoff allows you to place your Deli Order ahead of time – If you’re like me, you hate standing in the deli area waiting for your number to be called – what a waste of time. Now improve your efficiency by visiting this site: ShopRite Deli Online

Save Money at ShopRite!

There are many ways to save money at ShopRite and keep more money in your pocket:

  • Download the ShopRite app (note – take a screenshot of your price plus card screen and save this in a photo album on your phone for quick retrieval)
  • Sign up for ShopRite Digital Coupons and load additional savings onto your card
  • Give your phone to someone and have them earn DownTime Dollars by watching videos. You could do it yourself, but it’s best to delegate this to someone else. 🙂

Comments and Feedback

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Jersey Farmer’s Market – Fair Lawn, NJ

Freshest Market Around!

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

Phone: (201) 791-9333

Store Hours – Everyday:  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.

Check back at Food Market for more information.

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.

Check back at Food Market for more information.

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

Be sure to check back at Food Market for more information.

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: