Local, Non-GMO Chicken without the Big Price Tag Hatching at your Fairway!

We know that you care about how your chickens are raised. You are what you eat eats! But there’s often a hefty price-tag on that organic chicken. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Murray’s to introduce non-GMO chicken at a more affordable price. Everyone wins.

Fairway Market is proud to make a wide selection of awesome non-GMO foods available at unusually affordable prices. It’s at the heart of what we believe and what we do: give our shoppers great quality and plenty of options, always at the best value possible.  Continue reading

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Make 2014 your Healthiest Year Yet! 4 Tips from Carlon M. Colker, M.D.

Winter is back again, with a vengeance. A great challenge we face during the winter is all the holiday treats, coupled with a drastic rise in homebound inactivity. The result is holiday flab. That’s right, the old blubber basket comes back and each year as we get older, it gets more difficult to lose. With the help of some simple adjustments, you can make 2014 a little different, with the hope that the New Year ushers in a new you!  Continue reading

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Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice: 4 Winter Spices We Love

Spices are powerful things. They impart flavor, character, depth, and soul. They transport you to the far corners of the globe. They turn your dishes from boring to flavorful, refined, and exceptional.

Fairway’s spices are immaculate and pristine.  They are the highest quality we can possible get our hands on…and if anyone can get their hands on high quality, it is us. Non-irradiated, all natural, and free of fillers, our spices are packed in small quantities to ensure ultimate freshness.

Spice up your cooking, and don’t stop there! Here are four soul-warming, versatile, and delicious spices we love this season. They are spices we crave to warm us inside and out. PS: they are available to purchase at your local Fairway, and onlineContinue reading

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Warm Up Winter with Seasonal, Delicious Produce! Plus 3 Healthy, Soul-Warming Recipes

The winter months mean frozen grounds, heavy snow, cozy fireplaces, and hot chocolate. Getting to the grocery store might seem like a hassle, but not when there is so much exciting seasonal winter produce to buy.

Seasonal winter produce?! Yes, believe it or not, just because spring and summer are over doesn’t mean the fruit and vegetable varieties fall short. Due to greenhouse farming methods, farmers are able to grow cold-tolerant broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, winter squash, beets, pears, and kale to satisfy our produce cravings all winter long. And at Fairway, we keep doing what we do best, bringing you the freshest and tastiest seasonal winter produce.

Winter vegetables are pretty unique. Take this as an opportunity to expand your gastronomic palate, be adventurous, and try something new. Continue reading

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Don’t Leave your Fairway without these Classic Holiday Favorites

The clock is tick tick ticking…Christmas is nearly here! We believe your holiday table should be abundant with the best of the best. This is THE time of year to bring out the very finest, and to generously share deliciousness with those you love.

It would take way more time and space than we have here to chronicle all the fabulous, special, tasty finds stacked high in the aisles of Fairway. So I’ve arbitrarily selected a few holiday-ish things I love. There are many, many more and I hope they make your way to your holiday feast!

Some last-minute holiday shopping inspiration:

Prosciutto di Parma

Air-dried for 20 months in the breezes of the Alps. The finest ham and perfect curing yields the ultimate gorgeous savory flavor. One one the great gustatory pleasures of the universe.  Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Fall in Love with Australian Rack of Lamb this Holiday Season

If lamb is on the menu, that’s what I’m ordering. And now that Australian rack of lamb is available in the Fairway Butcher Shop, I’m taking some home to cook.

Americans eat an average of over 100 pounds of chicken per year each, but when it comes to lamb, we eat only 0.8 pounds each year. Such a tiny number, and such a shame! I’d choose lamb over beef or chicken any day. Lamb is rich and musky, savory and tasty. Put lamb on your table and any occasion is instantly special.

“Australian Lamb is maintained and cared for by world-class lamb ranchers; you can taste the fresh grasses and wild herbs from the pastures where they’re raised,” says Chef Jeff McInnis, Executive Chef & Partner of Root & Bone.

Here are seven more reasons lamb makes a great holiday–and any day–dinner table centerpiece, plus a super-sophisticated lamb recipe we love. Continue reading

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A Sweet Story, Sicilian Style: Fiasconaro Panettone & Spreads for the Holidays

In the shadows of the Modonie Mountains, the small beautiful village of Castelbuono stands in the valley. The town took its name from the 14th century landmark “Castello Del Buon Aere” or “Castle of the Good Air”. Castelbuono, is part of the province of Palermo, Sicily.

Sixty years ago an artisan named Mario Fiasconaro mastered the craft of making delectable homemade ice creams. With the bounty of the land at his disposal he crafted indulgent rich flavors which were widely sought after throughout Castelbuono.  While this would be hardly even notable in today’s day and age Signore Fiasconaro’s success was nothing short of miraculous as this was 1953 long before the widespread availability of refrigeration.  The magic ingredient in Fiasconaro’s much heralded confection – SNOW!

Mario used freshly collected snow as the base of his incredible hand-made ice creams. He became known far and wide as his ice cream was legendary.  Folks traveled to get a taste of Fiasconaro’s snow-made ice cream.  Little did Mario know at the time that his passion would grow to include world renown pastries, chocolate and other sweet Sicilian indulgences; it would also be the building block of a family business that would come to include his three sons, Fausto, Martino and Nicola who would grow the Fiasconaro name to be recognized as a world class pasticceria seeped in artistry and tradition.  Continue reading

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Coffee Field Trip! Cupping with Fairway Master Roaster Benny Lanfranco

It was a cool, crisp fall day in Brooklyn and Fairway’s coffee extraordinaire Benny Lanfranco invited me to join him for a day of cupping.

Cupping?

Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the ritual of examining the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. At Fairway, we do this every single week to make sure we maintain our sky-high quality standards, and that cup after cup after cup of Fairway coffee is nothing short of perfect.  Continue reading

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Unleash your Inner Cookie Monster with Fairway Crispy Cookies

If you’re anything like me, then you are the type who doesn’t think it gets much better than a warm, soft, gooey chocolate chip cookie.  If you salivate to the smell of fresh baked cookies right out of the oven, then you too might be skeptical about Fairway’s new Crispy Cookies.  Despite your reservations, I suggest you give these a try.  One bite of these Crispy Cookies turned my former opinion of the perfect cookie upside down.  Continue reading

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How to Carve your Fairway Turkey: Our Experts Break It Down

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You’ve already pre-ordered your perfect Fairway turkey. Your home will soon be fragrant with cooking smells and buzzing with family and friends.

At my Thanksgiving table, grandpa carves the perfect Fairway bird with his whirring electric knife…oh so slowly, precisely, and beautifully. No matter your own turkey carving ritual, everyone could learn something to up their game from our experts at Fairway.

Learn how to carve a stunning Thanksgiving turkey with Fairway Market’s own talented Chef Vinny Olivieri. Vinny walks us through the process. Tradition might dictate slicing at the table, but we think your guests thrilled with this pretty, perfectly-presented centerpiece.  Continue reading

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