We attended the following Retail Tour locations in Manhattan:
Whole Food Markets:
With around 350 stores nationwide today, the store first opened in 1980 in Austin Texas, with 19 employees .Known for its passionate and impeccably trained staff as well as its mission to sell fare trade,natural and organic items,the supermarket brought large grocery shopping to a new experience for consumers .
Fairway Market is a high –growth food retailer offering customers a differentiated one-stop shopping experience Fairway established itself a leading food retailing destination in the Greater New York City metropolitan area, with stores that emphasize an extensive selection of fresh ,natural and organic products, prepared foods and hard –to find specialty and gourmet offerings along with a full assortment of conventional groceries Fairway is headquartered in Manhattan.
Grand Central Market:
The Grand Central Terminal is a cornucopia of gourmet snack options ,including Eli Zabar’s,Ciao Bella Gelateria ,Murray’s Cheesecake,Joe Coffee, and even in a outpost of Junior’s , the famed Brooklyn restaurant known for its classic cheesecake.
Gotham West Market:
Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood ,Gotham West Market is an exciting destination that hosts eight artisanal food purveyors in an upscale food hall. Guests can dine at communal tables in the center of the market , at the individual eateries ,or order food to-go and enjoy their meal in the markets stylish and open seating area.
Gourmet Garage :
From a single store in Soho,Gourmet Garage expanded to five locations now serving Greenwich Village, Lincoln Square , the upper East Side and Carnegie Hill. Each store extends trademark high-quality ,meat,seafood,artisan baked local bread and pastry ,as well as friendly knowledgeable customer service , and award-winning catering .
A Unique food experience to entice the senses ,the Italian –concept eatery and gourmet market offers guests everything from exotic produce to imported pastas. The establishment houses two cafes ,five to-go counters and seven restaurants .