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First Review by JenniferF

You'll get everything - Edit

It seems that this grocery store is not too big. But don't let yourself be fooled by the outer front. This health store carries almost everything you can imagine for your healthy lifestyle. From cold pressed juices, over smoothies and raw food to ready-to-eat food. Just an amazing store!

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My Favorite Grocery Store in Manhattan - Edit

This is just about my favorite grocery store in NYC. It's much cozier and intimate than Whole Foods (read: crowded, small isles), but less crowded and more relaxed. The selection is excellent for the size of the place, and they have all of the main staples any vegan or vegetarian could ask for, including a nice selection of the typical pre-made selections you find throughout the city: dumplings, mock chicken sandwiches, a hot food bar, a raw section, etc. Perhaps the best part is the produce: always exceptionally fresh, mostly organic, and lovingly displayed.

Does it have everything Whole Foods has? Of course not. WF is huge, and has a TON of stuff, a lot of it not healthy at all. There's just something about Westerly that makes me feel good about shopping for food. Good vibes all around.

My only wish is that they had a little more space, and the produce prices are not cheap, but amazing organic produce isn't inexpensive. For us, the little bit of extra cost is worth for such great quality.

Pros: Wide Variety, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Slightly Pricey Produce, Isles a little cramped

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Fantastic place - Edit

This store happened to be just two blocks away from our hotel near Time Square. It was really convenient for us to pop in on the way out/back to get some supplies. Their selection was amazing, lots and lots of vegan-friendly goodies-grocieres, munchies, prepared meals, desserts, chocolate, ice cream, you name it. Basically it's like a Whole Foods, although much smaller and more local. Store was cramped with narrow aisles (understandably so considering how much they try to fit in the tiny space), but it was neat and tidy so browsing wasn't a problem. Loved the store hours as well!

Pros: hours, selection

Cons: cramped

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Best Grocer/Goods Store! - Edit

This is my favorite grocery store in the city, it's difficult not to write endlessly positive things about it and it's too difficult to think of negatives.

Pros: huge veggie/health selelctions, great dietary selection, mostly very nice/helpful staff

Cons: narrow isles , could have more fruit, missing a couple of my favorite products

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Health Food Store Almighty - Edit

My all time favorite health food store in the world! Westerly has EVERYTHING. Great organic produce, vegan whole wheat options for EVERYTHING (they make vegan whole grain lasagna, dumplings, pad thai, etc, that you can buy already prepared and take away), raw foods, tons of beautiful ice creams, all the frozen products you could imagine, vitamins, and beauty products. I go here at least once a week (usually 3 times) when I am in New York.

Pros: LOTS of selection

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A Health Food Haven - Edit

This place is the shangri-la I envisage! Covered with several different DNA samples(sweat) and nearly asphyxiated by a packed-like-edamame crowd, my friend and I had just left a concert at the Roseland Ballroom. Somewhat disappointed, we strolled around the nocturnal city until we stumbled upon this glowing palace! It was nearly 11:00pm and we were quite surprised that it was still open. It was certainly a beautiful sight, as we entered, we were greeted by an aisle filled with luscious produce, reasonably priced as well. The aisles are narrow and items are stacked until they reach the sky, it was as if being in someone's personal library. There was such a selection, I could have stayed in there all day to bask in its glory, but unfortunately, my friend didn't share the same enthusiasm over health food! There were aisles of vitamins, snacks, a section in the back dedicated to raw food, raw desserts, a bulk section, etc. I should have photographed its splendor, the image lingers in my mind. They also had quite a few sales when I went, like hemp milk for 2.99$! It's just unbelievable how much more affordable everything was, especially considering its location. I dream of the day I return, and definitely plan on visiting on my next trip to the city :D.

Pros: great selection, good value

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support small business - Edit

Hi, I love Westerly - it's a great alternative to whole foods, with the same food at better prices. and it's got a wide variety of health foods from different disciplines, from raw food, to macro food, to vegan food, to food for people who juice, etc. Sometimes I think the selection of packaged food is better than Fairway - and I always find this so with the organic produce. things actually go on sale there, too. It's a small but densely packed store.

Pros: good prices, wide selection, fresh food counter

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