NYC Dining

Dining At Gourmet Supermarkets In NYC & The World

Vacation meals are expensive. Fast food is unhealthy. AirBnB’s have kitchens, but cook & clean on vacation? Gourmet supermarkets combine healthy & affordable.

Eating out on long trips is expensive and, if you choose fast food, it’s unhealthy. Sure there’s a wide selection of AirBnB’s with kitchens, but who wants to cook and clean on vacation?

Gourmet food certainly sounds expensive, but take a look at the growing list of gourmet supermarkets, many with in-store seating, for just the right combination of healthy and affordable 😉👍

Gourmet supermarkets are healthy, affordable dining
This is just one of many sections at Whole Foods, across the street from Bryant Park.

Fortunately for travelers to NYC (and many other cities around the world), the list of gourmet supermarkets with dining areas, like Fairway Market and Dean & Deluca, and Eataly is growing fast. The first Eataly Gourmet Italian supermarket we ever visited was in Istanbul!

Gourmet supermarkets in-store dining
This Whole Foods Supermarket gives diners a beautiful view of Bryant Park. Although not shown in the photo, there is table seating, too.

Find the nearest gourmet supermarket to your current Manhattan location 🗺  :

Whole Foods Market with in-store dining: Google Maps – or – Apple Maps

Eataly Italian Supermarket with in-store dining 🏆 Aixa’s recommendation (but restaurant prices if you get table service): Google Maps – or – Apple Maps

Green Apple Gourmet Market (great food to go): Google Maps – or – Apple Maps

Balducci’s Gourmet On The Go (great food to go): Google Maps – or – Apple Maps

Dean & Deluca (great food to go): Google Maps – or – Apple Maps


Eataly is an Italian gourmet supermarket with several sections for in-store eating, and even a section with table service and a bar!

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Rotisserie chicken and prime rib at Eataly 😋

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☝️Did you know there are Dean & Delucas in Singapore, Japan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Thailand, Macau and (soon) London?

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Gourmet pizza, of course 🍕
☝️ You will find Eataly Italian in Istanbul, Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, Monaco, Tokyo, Seoul and Sao Paolo as well as through Italy?

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☝️Of course, all major cities have gourmet supermarkets where travellers can skip a restaurant and buy prepared food. The trick is to find them.

Two questions for you: How do you find places to eat when you’re away from home? Do you have any gourmet supermarkets where you live? Let me know in the comments.

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20 comments

    1. It’s just a little pricey, but not compared to a restaurant in NYC. Even a cheaper one would cost more, and the food wouldn’t be as good.

      1. There are good things and bad. I live the diverse mix of people, the immigrants, and that you can buy anything from any part of the world, but I won’t live here for the rest of my life.

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