Want a dream pantry? Go no further than Westside Market in NYC. I visited this one in Chelsea on the corner of 15th Street. It’s, like, crazy stupid inventory.
Check out stocked shelves with hundreds of pre-made fresh salads, whipped cream cheese, sushi and hummus. Aisle after aisle of fresh fruit and veggies. And, Parisiennes will find a larger selection of cheese here than anywhere in France.
Foodies who live in NYC are already familiar with Fairway, Zabar’s, Citerella, Balducci’s and Dean and Deluca but I bet many of them would agree that Westside Market trumps them all. My friend Isabelle who lives around the corner couldn’t have been happier when Westside replaced the former grungy Gristede’s.
Word of advice: Don’t go here hungry or just need the staples. Also, bring a cooler or stay in a hotel with a spacious refrigerator to save money when you visit Manhattan.