NYC Mr. Ugli Fruit or: How I Stopped Being Nice and Learned to Hate Fairway. Food writer David Leite discusses the state of grocery shopping on the Upper West Side, and explains why so many of us who live up here love Fairway almost as much as we love to loathe it. Fairway's selection really is fantastic but as he points out, the horrible service—as well as all the little old ladies that unapologetically ram me with their carts, demolition derby-style in the aisles—is enough to send me all the way down to Whole Foods at Columbus Circle or to just order online from FreshDirect. For some things I still like to go to Zabar's, and for late night cravings Broadway Farm on 85th is now open 24/7.
N.B. Leite publishes the always excellent Leite's Culinaria.