I for one am sad that Balducci's is closed. It was conveniently located one stop shopping for me (even if overpriced). Now where am I going to go in the village for little baby lettuces, obscure eggplant, fern, cured proscuitto and pancetta, home sausages, fresh seafood, and aged steaks? (in the w. village)
I usually shop for groceries in my "holy trinity" of grocery stores which includes Gourmet Garage, Jefferson Market, now the defunct Balducci's. ( would love to go to Florent Market all the time for my meat, but the hours can be inconvenient during the week)
Is there some hidden gem that I am missing in the W. Village (near the former Balducci's?). If so, please share!