I had cause to go to Pusateri's mothership last weekend at Avenue Rd & Lawrence. Oh how things have changed since it was once just a very nice store in a good neighbourhood. Now it's so chock-a-block you can barely navigate. I have to say I find that the case in all 3 locations, though Bayview Village isn't quite as bad.
Of the 3 items I picked up, one was grossly overpriced (and I found out that they price by store location eeeyuck), one was good but didn't knock me out, and what's with the desserts people? I could have made better myself and I'm terrible with pastry.
Overall, I'd say that if I need to SnootyShop, the experience at McEwan is far more satisfying. The store is a high end provisioner that doesn't forget it's a grocery store too. Just answer your phone next time people. I only ended up at the other guy because it took 8 calls just to get a person on the line. In that amount of travel time, I quite literally went from your corner to Pusateri's.
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