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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Annabel’s Delicious Summers in Equality, Alabama

We’re proud to welcome Annabel to Team Fairway. Check out her full bio here.  How I love summertime, especially my childhood summer days — no responsibilities or expectations,  not a care in the world. Every summer when I was a kid, my mom, sister and I packed our suitcases and embarked on a 13-hour trip […]

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A Cheese from a Far, Faraway Island: São Jorge

Our fearless, amazing cheese buyer Avanelle Rivera has been traversing the world, lately. She’s come back with some mighty tasty spoils, including this beloved cheese. A raw milk, 100% grass-fed cheese from far, far away… São Jorge is made on the island of the same name, 900 miles from the west coast of Portugal. The […]

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Love Those Melons: A Melon Primer with Peter Romano

It’s not officially summer until we’ve taken a big bite from a slice of candy-sweet melon, right from the rind. Summer is melon season. And melon season has arrived with full force. A stroll down our rainbow produce department will tell you that much. We’re thrilled to carry your favorite melons, plus some new and funky varieties […]

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Dr. Gino Celletti’s 36 Truths About Olive Oil (Forward by Fairway’s Steve Jenkins)

We talk about wine and we talk about food, and about both we go into great detail. But not with olive oil.  It would seem we want to remain ignorant about olive oil. Here at Fairway, we are learning more about olive oil every week, and after 40 years of thinking about food, we finally […]

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We’ve Come a Long, Long Way! A Snapshot of Fairway, Circa 1970…

Back in the ‘70s Fairway was an unassuming Upper West downtown-Side of Broadway, one-storefront shop that offered fruits and vegetables and penny candy out of self-service bins built into a wall.  We had bad lighting, milk crates with Astroturf covers, sawdust on the wooden floor and a crow’s nest  where Harvey and Sally handled the […]

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You’ve Got to Try Graeter’s Ice Cream As Soon As You Possibly Can

Graeter’s puts everyday ice cream to shame. In case you mistrust my hyperbole: we’re jaded about these things. Our awesome Frozen buyer Guy is inundated with a constant flood of new and wonderful ice cream. (Poor Guy!) He tries the local, the handmade, the exquisite, flavors from classic to wildly funky. It takes something extraordinary to […]

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Memory Lane: Perfect Challah French Toast with Pop-Pop

When my preschool was closed for some obscure Jewish holiday, my mom would leave me at the mercy of her father. Me and him, we were responsible for each other. A hug from Pop-Pop could not have possibly broken any ice between us, and he proved entirely inept at the banter adults learn to offer to […]

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