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Celebrate 80 Years of Fairway with 8 Fairway Market Faves

Happy birthday to us! 80 years ago, Nathan Glickberg began Fairway Market as a humble fruit and veggie stand on the Upper West Side. We’ve grown slowly but surely, filling our racks with incredible finds from around the world and close to home. We’ve opened more stores, but we’ve remained true to our roots. We are […]

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The Truth About Olive Oil and Olive Oil Hysteria

I am an importer and retailer of more brands of olive oil than I can count.  I work at the Fairway Markets, a twelve-store-and-growing chain of specialty supermarkets in New York City, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut.  I have had great interest in and considerable experience with  the subject of olive oil for […]

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Olive Oil Revelry! The New York International Olive Oil Competition, Sponsored by Fairway Market, Comes to New York City

This is rock and roll. This is exciting, big stuff. This April, New York City will host the most important extra virgin olive oil contest the world has ever seen. It is only right that Fairway Market—New York’s beloved EVOO mecca—sponsor this 3-day extravaganza. Don’t miss it. Great chefs, food, seminars, conversation, and of course great […]

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Welcome Argentinian Mendoza!! Our Wonderful Newest Addition to Our Barrel EVOO Lineup

It’s spicy. It says so on the bottle. And that was Steve’s first comment when he leaned his head back and took a big ol’ swig, as Steve is wont to do.  PS: It’s Steve who writes the eloquent descriptions on our 13…now 14…Fairway-labeled olive oils. It’s also Steve who traverses the world, finds the […]

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Fairway Barrel Oil Spotlight: Greek Koroneiki

About six miles from Sparta in the Peloponnesos region of Greece, the state of Lakonia, is a valley called Glykovrissi, referring to its “sweet fountains”, that is, its bountiful freshwater springs. Here, too, are the olive groves owned and tended for generations by the Doukas family. The Doukas family escaped a brutal Nazi occupation in their […]

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Bill Sanders of First Fresh EVOO Comes to Fairway

First Fresh is our newest olive oil to grace our exclusive imports lineup. But wait. It’s not an import at all. It’s from California! There’s been some clamorous press about oils from Europe being fraudulent and adulterated. Sure–lots of the big brand, generic grocery store EVOOs are pretty much worthless. But our exclusive import oils are […]

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Introducing Fairway California Arbosana Unfiltered EVOO

Just this January we chose to offer our California barrel oil pressed from the arbosana olive rather than the usual mission olive. We remain smitten with the work done by our longtime friends at the Corning California Olive Oil Company’s groves.  Their pioneering devotion to the arbosana olive has become widely copied by their slavish competitors, […]

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Our New Pride and Joy: Beautiful Olive Oils from Western Sicily

We are sometimes jaded about olive oil here at Fairway. We taste, laud, and sell so much truly extraordinary EVOO, it’s hard to impress us. But impressed we were when we received this beautiful bottle from Manfredi Barbera, a 4th generation Sicilian olive oil dynast and a good friend of ours. Lorenzo #3 is dedicated […]

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Why is My Gata-Hurdes Cloudy? An Olive Oil Convo with Steve Jenkins and Rick Charnes

Our customers are so cool. They get it. That what we do with olive oil is really special. That it matters what EVOO you cook with, drizzle with, dip with, and anoint with. That good oil lends a whole new, heady dimension to whatever it touches. Rick Charnes is one of these customers. He wrote to […]

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Our Gorgeous New Catalan EVOO

Fairway is shamelessly in love with many Things Catalan. We have a great love affair going on with Things Catalan.  It has been going on for years. Our fine artisanal barrel-shipped vinegars made from sparkling cava, from Priorat red wines, from Catalan vermouth and moscatell wine.  Timeless. Barcelona.  Roman Tarragona.  Penedes and the Priorat – their lovely […]

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