When Old World Market opened this fall in Nyack, and I was really excited. Finally! Good cheese! Good fish! Good meat! Hard-to-find specialty ingredients!
But the shop was new, and it was just figuring things out — and it was pretty frustrating. I found staff to be (uniformed oops! I meant) uninformed, shelves to be inconsistently stocked — and, for me, the worst: the lighting was yellow, and just awful. It was so bad, I couldn’t read labels.
Well. I’m happy to report they’ve turned things around. They changed the lightbulbs. They’re stocking more ingredients that aren’t as perishable, so they can keep things that don’t move as fast around longer. (They’ve started carrying one of my favorite brands: Schaller & Weber.)
I’ve called ahead to ask if they carry certain products. They’ve put me on hold, check, and set the product aside for me. And the last time I shopped there, I requested two things, and the person (I think a manager) immediately put them on the list.
I’m converted now. And very happy to have this shop in our neighborhood. They carry ingredients and products you just can’t find without going to Westchester or the city. There’s nothing like it in Rockland.
A look down an aisle. See the white lights!
My new favorite soap, Dr. Bronner’s:
Local milk in glass bottles:
Many hard-to-find grains, like barley and quinoa:
Hudson Valley yogurt:
Fancy black truffle butter:
Many other fancy butters:
Tons of other fancy dairy products:
The butcher’s counter:
They carry natural meat, like Allen’s Chicken.
White anchovies. A delicacay in Spain. Very hard to find here.
Schaller & Weber products!
So yes. I’m very happy indeed.
What about you? I know the buzz was bad at the start. Have you given them another chance? Will you?
Old World Market
40 Route 59
Nyack, NY 10960