We Compared the Bushwick Area’s Grocery Stores So You Don’t Have To : Bushwick Daily

girademercaderes.com



Over recent years, grocers, both big and small, have flocked to the Bushwick area, leaving a plethora of options. But not all Bushwick grocery stores are created equal, which is why we deployed our resident grocery-store enthusiasts to compare and contrast them for Bushwick consumers. We rated the largest grocery stores in Bushwick and Ridgewood for their selections, facilities, prices and more to give residents the best local shopping guide on the internet. You’re welcome. 

*Sample grocery list was created based on an optimally cost-conscious and healthy diet.


Food Bazaar

Image: Christine Fiala

If you want a one-stop-shop with great discounts, Food Bazaar is for you. A local giant with over 20 locations around the Tri-State area, Food Bazaar’s sheer size and selection is enough to keep you coming back. Not only can you find daily markdowns on a variety of items, Food Bazaar also has an easy-to-use app where you can become a member, earn points and find additional coupons and discounts. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $2.99(Cream-O-Land)- $7.99 (Horizon Organic) 

12 Eggs: $1.59 (Esbenshade)- $10.99 (Happy Egg)

Banana: $.79 per lb

Peanut Butter: $3.49 (Jif)- $14.29 (Justin’s)

Cheese: $2.99 (Borden)- $5.49 (Kerrygold)

Spinach: $2.50 (Uncle Vinny’s)- $4.99 (Organic Girl)

Chicken Breast: $6.00 per lb (Store brand)- $11.00 per lb (Organic)

Coffee: $1.99 (Cafe Aroma)- $15.09 (Illy)

Locations and Hours:

454 Wyckoff Ave. (7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)

1590 Gates Ave. (7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)


Mr. Fruit Stores

Image: Christine Fiala
Image: Christine Fiala

Since 2006, the Mr. Fruit stores have been bringing quality produce at fair prices to Brooklyn. Originally from South Korea, the Yoon family owns a pack of these mini grocery stores, with 11 locations in Brooklyn and Queens. 

Though they have a solid inventory of quality groceries, the real star of these small but mighty stores is the produce (and fresh juices). Mr. Fruit stores are always clean, and the staff is always friendly, creating a stress-free shopping experience. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $3.49 (Cream-O-Land)- $6.49 (Organic Valley)

12 Eggs: $1.99 (Saunders Amish Eggs)- $10.49 (Handsome Brook Farm)

Banana: $.79 per lb- $1.29 per lb (Organic)

Peanut Butter: $3.99 (Jif)- $8.49 (Once Again)

Cheddar Cheese: $3.49 (Borden)- $4.99 (Cabot)

Spinach: $2.49 (Fresh)

Chicken Breast: $13.99 (Bell and Evans)

Coffee: $3.99 (Cafe Bustelo)- $15.49 (Stumptown)

Locations and Hours:

Mr. Kiwi’s: 957 Broadway (Open 24 hours)

Mr. Lemon: 410 Knickerbocker Ave. (Open 24 hours)


Key Food

Image: Christine Fiala

Key Food is another go-to for your basic grocery needs. Founded in 1937, Key Food knows how to bring great deals and high quality products to every neighborhood. Though Key Food’s stores aren’t quite as large as Food Bazaar’s, their affordable selections rival many.

See also  Fantasy basketball daily notes for Friday

Key Food is also known for its store brand Urban Meadow, which is almost always the most affordable. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $2.29 (Farmland) – $6.79 (Organic Valley)

12 Eggs: $1.67 (Sunshine Farms)- $6.89 (Pete and Gerry’s)

Banana: $.49- $.79 (Organic)

Peanut Butter: $3.29 (Jif)- $7.99 (Once Again)

Cheddar Cheese: $2.49 (Urban Meadow)- $5.19 (Cracker Barrel)

Spinach: $2.99 (Dole)- $4.99 (Attitude)

Chicken Breast: $1.05 per lb (Urban Meadow)- $3.49 per lb (Perdue)

Coffee: $2.19 (Cafe Aroma)- $17.99 (Downstate Roasters)

Locations and Hours:

72-82 Wyckoff Ave. (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

1533 Broadway (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)


Food Story Natural Market

Shopping vegan, gluten free, keto or more? Food Story has you covered. Known for its great selection of specialty products, Food Story is the option to go with if you have any dietary restrictions or if you want to add something new to your grocery list. 

Though the quality of Food Story’s products is always on point, be warned: it’s pretty easy to spend a lot of money at the stores. So be careful, but enjoy the nice displays and excellent products. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $3.49 (Midland Farms)- $6.49 (Organic Valley)

12 Eggs: $2.69 (Pine Belt Eggs)- $9.99 (Happy Egg)

Banana: $.99 per lb- $1.29 per lb (Organic)

Peanut Butter: $3.99 (Skippy)- $9.99 (Once Again)

Cheddar Cheese: $4.67 (New York Cheddar)- $5.39 (Cabot)

Spinach: $2.99 (Fresh)- $3.99 (Organic Girl)

Chicken Breast: $15.99 per lb (only 1 option)

Coffee: $3.99 (Cafe Bustelo)- $16.99 (Blue Bottle)

Locations and Hours:

1552 Myrtle Ave. (24 hours)

40 Bogart St. (24 hours)


Shop Fair

Image: Christine Fiala

Filled with great displays and a variety of products, Shop Fair in Ridgewood is an excellent option for your basic necessities. The store is on the smaller side, with a selection that’s a bit more limited than some of the aforementioned stores. But if you live in the Ridgewood area and value good prices, Shop Fair is a great place to go.

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $2.69 (Cream-O-Land)

12 Eggs: $2 (Sunshine Farms)- $4.59 (Sunshine Farms Cage Free)

Banana: $.59 per lb- $.89 per lb (Organic)

Peanut Butter: $2.99 (Jif)- $6.29 (Smart Balance)

Cheddar Cheese: $1.99 (Farms Creamery)- $5.79 (Boar’s Head)

Spinach: $2.99 (Dole)- $3.99 (Organic Girl)

Coffee: $1.67 (Cafe Eldorado)- $13.29 (Starbucks)

Location and Hours:

920 Seneca Ave (7 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

See also  Ahold Delhaize aims to add $11.4 billion in product sales by 2025

City Fresh Market

Image: M.E. Cagnassola

Bushwick Daily readers picked this Knickerbocker Avenue gem as the neighborhood’s best grocery store multiple years in a row. It got a huge facelift a few years ago, and its central location near Maria Hernandez Park makes it a convenient stop for pretty much anyone.

It’s prices aren’t the lowest amongst its competitors, but if you have a chance to shop here, it’s a trip you won’t regret. Between its product selection (this is the only store where we spotted rhubarb, and it has the best mushroom variety we’ve seen), fresh kombucha and coffee booths, and a delicious fresh bakery, this super accessible spot is a fan favorite for a reason. Special perks include a 10% senior citizen discount, free shuttle service with a minimum $100 purchase and buffet items. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $4.49 (2% Derle Hygrade Gal)- $9.99 (Maple Hill Creamery Organic)

12 Eggs: $1.89 (Mitlitsky)- $10.99 (Happy Egg)

Banana: $.69 per lb

Peanut Butter: $3.79 (Jif)

Cheddar Cheese: $4.99 (Kraft)

Spinach: $2.99 (Bunch)

Chicken Breast: $4.12 per lb

Coffee: $5.99 (Folgers)- $12.49 (local roast)

Location and Hours:

229 Knickerbocker Ave. (24 Hours)


Hana Natural 

Image: M.E. Cagnassola

Conveniently located near the Jefferson Avenue L amid the many restaurants and bars of Jefftown, Hana Natural is an organic, fair trade dreamscape. This marketplace, which specializes in high quality brands catering to the vegan and health-conscious consumer, hits all the high notes with its next-level gourmet chocolate selection. If there’s a niche item on your list, you can probably find it here. 

That being said, Hana Natural is limited in its everyday fresh grocery selection and its prices are some of the highest on this list. If you’re in the neighborhood and need to pick up more unusual organic products or just want a vegan sandwich option, this market has you covered, and its excellent staff are super attentive. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $4.59 (Organic Valley)

12 Eggs: $4.29- $10.00 

Banana: $1.29 per lb

Peanut Butter: $7.49 (Woodstock Organic Farms)

Cheddar Cheese: $4.66 (store brand)

Spinach: $3.29 (bunch)

Coffee: $7.99 and up

Location and Hours:

24 Wyckoff Ave. (24 Hours)


Met Fresh

Image: M.E. Cagnassola

This little family-owned store is big enough to have everything you need for your weekly grocery trip. While it’s not a standout, its sales are killer and it feels really local, which means you can feel good about supporting your neighborhood grocer while you grab must-haves at some of the best prices around. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

See also  Hrs for Evansville-region grocery shops

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $4.59 ( Tuscan Dairy Farms Gal)

12 Eggs: $1.69

Banana: $.79 per lb

Peanut Butter: $2.49 (Avenue A)

Cheddar Cheese: $2.99 (Tropical)

Chicken: $3.54 per lb (breasts)

Kale: $1.29 (bunch)

Coffee: $5.29 (Folgers)- $7.99 and up (local roasts)

Location and Hours:

1381 Myrtle Ave. (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.)


Billy’s Marketplace (C Town)

Image via Google Maps

Billy’s, a Ridgewood-based store, is where local feel meets the convenience and selection you might expect to see at a bigger franchise. Offering a local birreria, a Peet’s Coffee bar, fresh juices and smoothies, a hot food bar and fresh seafood at fantastic prices, it’s hard not to fall in love with Billy’s on your first visit. 

Billy’s is owned by C Town, but kept its neighborhood flare intact — every aisle is outfitted with replica street signs you’ll see walking through Ridgewood. You can also follow Billy’s fun social media channels to stay abreast of its sales and specials ahead of your next trip. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $4.19 (Tuscan Dairy Farms)

12 Eggs: $1.39

Banana: $1.39 per lb

Peanut Butter: $3.19 (Skippy)

Cheddar Cheese: $2.49 (Krasdale)

Chicken: $2.69 per lb (Perdue)

Spinach: $3.69 (bunch)

Coffee: $3.69 (Folgers)- $8.39 and up (local roasts)

Location and Hours:

870 Cypress Ave. (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)


Associated Supermarkets (Brooklyn)

Image via Google Maps

The tried and true Associated Supermarkets are scattered all over the greater New York City metropolitan area, so you know you can count on this chain to have your basics at affordable prices. The location most central to Bushwick-area residents is known for its fresh produce, so take advantage of the seasonal fruits and veggies when you’re nearby. 

On the whole, Associated Supermarkets is your standard grocery shopping experience, which means you’ll find everything on your list at an affordable cost. There is also a variety of health foods and Latin options, making this spot a neighborhood staple. 

Selection: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accessibility: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sales/Discounts: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Customer Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Your Grocery Cart:

Half Gallon Milk: $4.19 ( Cream-O-Land Gal)

12 Eggs: $2.00

Banana: $1.09 per lb

Chicken: $.89 per lb (Legs)

Spinach: $3.00 (bunch)

Peanut Butter: $3.19 (Skippy)

Cheddar Cheese: $2.49 (Krasdale)

Chicken: $2.69 per lb (Perdue)

Spinach: $3.69 (bunch)

Coffee: $3.69 (Folgers) – $8.39 and up (local roasts)

Location and Hours:

333 Seneca Ave. (7 a.m. – 9 p.m.)


Featured Image: Met Fresh. Taken by M.E. Cagnassola.

For more news, sign up for Bushwick Daily’s newsletter.

Join the fight to save local journalism by becoming a paid subscriber.


Join the fight to save local journalism by becoming a paid subscriber. We’ll throw in a tote bag and a yellow card.


%d bloggers like this: