Since Fairway opened in Paramus, it has become my regular grocery store. The place does have some flaws, but, to me, it is still the greatest food store in Northern NJ.
I have wanted to go to Stew Leonard's for a long time, and I'm planning to make the trip to the store in Yonkers some time this week.
I'm curious as to which store people familiar with both think is better. What I want to know specifically:
How do Stew's prepared foods stack up to Fairway's? Comparable quality and price, or not?
Does Stew's have fresh mozzarella available? Is it better than Fairway's?
How's Stew's bakery department? Are they more expensive than Fairway? Do they bake their goods with REAL dairy products (cream, butter, etc.). Most of Fairway's non-sale baked goods are a little expensive, but they are made with quality ingredients.
How are Stew's prices and quality overall compared to Fairway? Lower, higher, or about the same?
I'm planning to go early in the morning (8AM - 9AM). Will it still be insanely busy? Also, do they put hot foods out early in the morning, or later in the day like Fairway?
Thanks for any info. I'm looking forward to this!