And if you've ever been, then I'm sure you've raved about it.
Wegman's is a grocery store, but not any ol' grocery store. Ohhhh, no. Not even close.
While in Rochester, I decided to give it a spin. I had about 90 minutes to kill for lunch and thought surely a grocery store trip couldn't last more than 20 or 30 minutes. Wrong-o. I was there for the entire time.
I was directed to go to the Wegman's in Pittsford, NY -- a short 15-minute drive from my client's office, but the best one according to them.
Opon entering I was greeted with beautiful yellow tulips ... some of my favorites. (Sidenote: is there anything more endearing than a guy walking through a grocery store holding a bouquet of flowers for his special girl?)
The produce section was amazing and they had these precious mini-apples. It's difficult to gauge the true tiny size of these unless you see the medium-sized green apples to the left.
My mother loves orchids, so when I saw this beautiful display of phalaenopsis, I thought of her.
I loved the idea of this rose and baby's breath bouquet being surrounded by cotton at the base.
A trail mix bar ... ingenious
And candy galore. This is just a portion of the candy aisle. This bulk candy always gets me in trouble. Gummy Coke bottles and those round peach things ... you know what I'm talking about, right?!
And a great M&M display, too! I'd be here each weekend of a sporting event getting a selection in team colors for tailgating.
If my husband lived close to a Wegman's, no doubt he'd hit up this wing bar daily and pair it with a salad (the salad bar was also out of this world).
The seafood area -- which was breathtaking -- also featured fresh oysters.
And if you're looking for some fine caviar, they have some black imported caviar at a $69.99 pricepoint. I'll take 4. :)
We love bringing home goodies from our local grocery store's olive bar to snack on before dinner, and this one was pretty magnificent, too.
Pick up & go cheese and dried fruit plates for $25 that even come on a nice wooden serving board. Just remove the cellophane and you're good to go.
And it wouldn't be New York without a great bagel selection!
I ended up going for the Asian hot bar for lunch upon the very strong recommendation of my manager (who is from upstate NY). I had Chinese green beans, a pork bun, various dim sum, and some of that wonderful deep fried saucy chicken that is going to have me hitting the gym. Well worth it, though. Upstairs is a seating area where you can take your food and eat while overlooking the beautiful store.
So, have you ever been to a Wegman's? Did I do it justice? There were so many great things about it. Wegman's, please come down to the Carolinas!