It seems every time someone mentions Wegmans, the insanely popular grocery store chain prevalent in upstate New York (as well as parts of New England, Virginia, and Maryland), people go absolutely nuts.
Wegmans has 85 locations, and tens of thousands of enthusiastically loyal customers at each one. It’s even opening a store in Brooklyn, New York (rumored to take up an entire city block), and people are ecstatic.
I grew up 60 minutes north of Manhattan. I frequented Stew Leonard’s for my supermarket experience (and the A&P), and up until this weekend, I had never been to a Wegmans. I also definitely didn’t buy into the hype that surrounded it.
That all changed.
I asked to visit Wegmans this weekend, on a trip to the Pennsylvania Main Line. It’s located off of Route 29 in Malvern, in a big shopping center.
I was not prepared to be won over by Wegmans.
I grew up close to Stew Leonard’s in Danbury, Connecticut.