I recently moved to a summer sublet on 3rd st. near 2nd ave. and wonder if anyone has insider tips to grocery shopping. I don't do an extensive amount of cooking but do need things like fresh breads, some produce, cheeses, some meats, etc. Whole Foods is 3 blocks away at Houston and is nice, but I'm curious as to where others in the area suggest.
I've had Food Emporium and St. Mark's Market recommended. Thoughts? Other ideas?
When mentioning places, do provide a sense of how it compares to Whole Foods price/quality wise, if possible.