Fairway in Paramus

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A lot of us Rockland folks don’t think Paramus too far to go for shopping. Especially when there’s a great grocery store to lure you there. I tried to check out the new Fairway on Sunday. I was very impressed with the selection and variety. But there were so many people there … I just had to leave only moments after walking in the door. Check it:

I think what this is saying is: WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE BRING A DECENT GROCERY STORE TO ROCKLAND COUNTY? Sorry for the screaming, but it’s just ridiculous… look how people are just DYING for good produce, a nice selection and gourmet products.

Here are the few shots I was able to fire off before I had to hit the road. Fairway, I’ll be back to see you, but I’m guessing Tuesday night at 10 PM might be a better time?

This is how far away I had to park:

A line to get in the door:

The one place in the store that wasn’t mobbed:

Whoops… back to crowds:

When the line at the deli counter is four deep you know it’s time to reconsider your plan:

So that’s all I got for you now. Hopefully other people can post their reports? Surely some of you were among the crowd here this weekend? Let me know below…

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. We were also there on Sunday, around 3:30. Yes it was mobbed but once you got past the deli counter it wasn’t bad, and surprisingly when you got to the registers there wasn’t much of a wait at all (if any). I only had to wait for 4 people ahead of me at deli. There was almost no line for coffee beans. No wait at all at seafood. I think meat was busy because of the $4.99 filet mignons that had to be cut to order. They had some other great sales as well, although some things seemed oddly overpriced (portabello mushrooms for $7.78 a pound? I don’t think so!).

    I was amazed to see the parking lot so full, given that none of the other stores there were open.

    I am not sure if the Blimpie they are attached to at the entrance is new but you’d think they could have found a slightly more upscale fast food place to co-locate with.

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