Sauntered into the Harlem Citarella Saturday afternoon, and cobbled a lovely lunch out of their samples of bread with olive oil and two kinds of balsamic (the 25-star at $24 being so black and thick and amazing I probably had about $5 worth- not quite as good as what I've tried at Williams Sonoma for about 2 to 3 times the price, however), spicy, chunky merguez, salami, spicy pork sausage, lentil soup, and butter cookies. All was made in-house, save the salami, and all was quite good. Nonetheless, the prices shocked me. Everything in the store was at least a buck or two more than I'd find at, say, Fairway.
So that got me to thinking- is any of it really worth it? What do you splurge on at Citarella, besides seafood? Searching past threads brought up challah and other baked goods. Anything else? Should I stick with Fairway?