Fairway Coffee Guru Benny Lanfranco Heads to the Dominican Republic for Incredible Coffee

Fairway’s beloved, near-perfect coffee starts with the beans…which start with the farmers, their families, and just-right soil, weather, and rain needed to nurture what will eventually become a perfect cup of coffee. Benny Lanfranco, the coffee genius at the helm of our renowned coffee department, travels all over the world to spend quality time with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Meet Our Farmer Merv, The Man Behind Fairway Local, Antibiotic-Free Turkey

Fairway Market has always boasted a wonderful turkey selection, but this Thanksgiving is different. It’s the first year we have our very own Fairway Turkey, proudly bearing a Fairway Label. (PS: pre-order now! Today is your last chance, don’t miss it! Choose from Merv’s Fairway Turkeys and an incredible array of other fine turkey choices.) […]

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Have a Sweet New Year with Miel de Garrigue from Provence

We sell a whole lot of wonderful honey. But nothing is comparable to Miel de Garrigue. This is the cherished honey from the Provence Alps, the most storied and gorgeous part of the entire Midi, the ‘garrigue’, the scrubland of a fierce beauty fired by intense Provencale light upon wild herbs and a profusion of wildflowers. […]

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Take a Tropical Vacay at Fairway: Exotic Fruit Adventures

There’s a chill in the air. New York feels downright autumnal today. Think crisp apples and warm, spiced cider, scarves, and fiery leaves (those have not arrived just yet!). Our gorgeous produce section is full of Love Local fruits and veggies–the last of summer’s bounty. Plums and peaches are having their final, juicy-sweet moment in […]

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From the Land of Don Quixote: Fairway’s Very Own Manchego

Our newest cheese baby: La Mancha’s wildly famous, adored sheep’s milk cheese! Made from the sweet, fresh milk of Manchega sheep, and aged for 8 months to coax out a symphony of briny, nutty richness. D.O. name-controlled–the one and only. I would bet a whole lot that you’ll love it. It’s completely lovable. It has lots […]

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Hitting Bottom: “Breaking Bad” with an Almost Empty Jar of Fairway’s NEW Hazelnut Spread

Editor’s Note: Just in! Thanks to our own Lori Levy, this jar of goodness has arrived on the shelves of your Fairway. Our hazelnut spread is even more hazelnutty–and better–than Nutella! It is made in Piedmont, Italy, with high quality cocoa, rich hazelnuts, sweet skim milk, and love.  Like the many of you we love […]

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What’s in Your Cup? A Primer on Coffee Roasts

Editor’s Note: Ryan works in the incredible world of Fairway Coffee with our Coffee Mastermind Benny. Ryan knows a thing or two about coffee. If French Roast and City Roast are just pretty names to you, read on! Ryan enlightens us about what’s what in coffee-roasting lexicon:  Coffee roasting is the most important and among […]

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Cara Cucina Garlic & Artichoke Cream: A Little Jar with a Big Following

During my first walk through Fairway in Harlem, I was in awe of the diverse and expansive array of merchandise lining the aisles throughout the store. I was looking for a bag of pretzels, and wow! Did I find pretzels — 30 different varieties. Fat-free, gluten-free, salt-free, and even among the vast array of specialty […]

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