But with an hour to kill today not far from the GGS I decided to give it a try. It turns out they were all right and I am, going forward, doing ALL my grocery shopping there. It looks like a gas station from the outside but on the inside it's like a miniature Dean & Deluca (I chose the comparison carefully - it's not as fab as a Fairway or as over-assorted as Whole Foods).
They don't carry anything organic (no surprise), but I did find and buy these essential staples:
- blood sausage (imported from France, bien sur)
- illy coffee
- Fage yogurt
- assorted spices/sauces by the likes of Barefoot Contessa, D&D, etc
- my fave Rao's vodka tomato sauce
- thai peppers
- stinky goat cheese (unfortunately, no stinky camembert - too much to ask)
- saucisson sec
Out of the 9 people on line with me to pay only one other woman was taking advantage of the selection - the rest were there to buy cigarettes and looking a little confused.