9 Things You Should Always Buy at Wegmans
This popular supermarket sells more than your typical groceries.
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Prepared foods at Wegmans have rave reviews—but their subs are especially noteworthy. Everyone has a favorite order, and even if you skip the whole grocery shopping experience you can enjoy Wegmans simply with their sandwiches. Local media goes as far as rating the best options. (Roast beef ranks as the best cold option and the Italian chicken finger holds the top spot for hot sandwiches.) The hot and cold varieties range from about $4.50 for a seven-inch sandwich to $10 for a 14-inch sandwich, per Wegmans.
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If you don’t feel like eating a sandwich, try a roll from the Wegmans’ sushi bar. Again, this prepared food might not be on your typical grocery list, but it should. A California roll with white rice runs for about $5.49 in comparison to the average price of $6.99, according to Eater. Here are 7 perks only Wegmans shoppers know about.
Wegmans offers a great selection of cheese—more than 700 varieties, according to USA Today. The grocery chain takes cheese so seriously that they built a high-tech facility in Rochester, New York to, “replicate the effect that cave ripening has on cheese,” Kiplinger reports. This effect is thanks to cool temperatures combined with high humidity typically found in caves, according to Murray’s Cheese. Europeans traditionally used this technique for years before refrigeration, Serious Eats reports.
Sustainably-sourced seafood is an excellent buy at Wegmans. According to the Kitchn, Wegmans partners with small, independent fisherman in Alaska for a portion of their fish selection, and they have their wild halibut and salmon air-shipped to the store within 24 hours of the catch.
The Wegmans bakery offers your traditional supermarket sheet cakes and decorated cookies, but the bakery also sells all different kinds of bread. Plus, the store provides detailed information on the flour suppliers, Buzzfeed reports. It helps that the trendy store layout makes it seem like you are ordering a pastry at a fancy coffee shop and not during your weekly grocery run. Some reviews specifically highlight the cereals and sliced Sicilian bread.
Wegmans Brand Frozen Foods
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Wegmans has a robust array of frozen foods to choose from including everything from buttermilk waffles for only $1.29, to strawberry ice cream bars for $2.99, Refinery29 reports. Here are 10 grocery savings secrets from supermarket insiders.
Although not all Wegmans stores sell alcohol, the ones that do offer various wines and spirits for a steal. A few select few select locations even have beer and wine by the glass. According to local news media in upstate New York, diners at specific Wegmans’ market cafes and in-store restaurants can drink while they eat something from the long list of Wegmans-prepared food options. People who aren’t dining-in can still get their wine fix with $6 bottles of wine, at select locations.
Wegmans conveniently sells international specialty foods including Latin, Indian, and German goods, among many others. They even separate foreign grocery products in stores by region, Business Insider reports. This is America’s favorite grocery store for the third year in a row.
Unlike wine by the glass, one of Wegmans’ better-known perks is the great, locally-sourced produce. According to the Washington Post, the store goes through its produce inventory more than 100 times per year for quality assurance. That’s almost five times as often as competitors, per the Post. The produce section layout looks and feels more like a European market than a grocery store, similar to the beautifully displayed baked goods section. Next, check out these 20 shopping secrets from America’s top grocery stores.