My First Wegman’s Experience
Last night Cheri and I wanted to celebrate the end of the week by making a nice dinner. We already had the pasta and some sauce, we just wanted some good bread and a good dessert to go with it. Since my co-workers are constantly raving about Wegman’s, we decided to go there.
The first thing I noticed was that it was a grocery store that had a parking garage. And on a Friday afternoon, the parking lot was pretty packed. I don’t think I could ever imagine a parking lot that size just for a grocery store.
So we walked in and we were instantly floored by the interior. The produce section was almost as large as a normal grocery store. Plus everything was fresh! We walked up and down some aisles just gawking at the selection. That, and the prices (ouch!). Even though they had an amazing variety of all foods, everything was expensive as crap.
They had an extensive organic section which impressed me (even though I don’t normally buy organic stuff, but the selection was larger than any other store I’ve seen). But what really got us was the cheese section, the bakery, and the fresh meats section. They had an amazing amount of cheeses (all in wedges or blocks, I didn’t see anything grated or shredded). Their meats (both deli and butcher) were impeccable. They had beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, game hens, and seafood. But not only were there freshly cut meats, but there were meats that were prepared to be taken home and thrown in the oven. For example, stuffed meats, seasoned meats, marinated meats, etc.
The bakery was great too. Tons of specialty desserts and breads including cookies, cakes, cheesecakes, baguettes, jewish breads, itallian breads and anything else you can imagine. All the desserts were so beautiful that you could just buy them to admire their looks instead of their tastes.
In the end we just got a loaf of ciabatta bread and some cookies and spent too much money on both. But they were worth it. Wegman’s is the type of store you go to create a special meal. Unless you have money to burn, I wouldn’t recommend shopping there for your everyday grocery needs.