In an attempt to detox from the conversational however, I'd like to give you a tour of the most wonderful place on earth, Stew Leonard's. Unlike Whole Foods or Wild Oats, Stew's is not entirely organic and unlike Wegman's or Super Stop & Shop, Stew's does not have a café, pharmacy, or beauty department. But please trust me when I say it's better than the best of 'em.
There are always samples galore, for example! I took the boy there a few weeks ago to expose him to it all, and this fact alone would definitely have been enough to win him over, but that's not all.
They also have "live" characters like these one performing. Going to Stew's when I was little was always a treat for these very reasons; I even vaguely remember taking a trip here in Girl Scouts.
And then of course there's the always fresh, always well-presented, usually reasonably priced, and more often then not seasonal produce.
As for non-plant foods, I'd have to say these incredible donuts were a personal favorite. I helped myself to not one but two little bite-sized samples.
The boy, on the other hand, was more impressed with their store-brand breakfast food collection :).
Once we hit the cheese section, I stopped eating to save my appetite for dinner. Read: Once we hit the cheese section, the rest of the samples were laden with meats (much to the boys delight) so I waited until we were able to purchase food-to-go, that I relieve my growling tummy.
Unfortunately, in the end, the boy was viciously attacked by Larry the Lobster. I tragically ate alone.
I really may have gotten more hilarious in these past few days, what do you think? Haha, oh gosh, I'm sorry about that one. Like I said, it's been a long weekend.
What did end up happening after we checked out were two fro-yo purchases. If you spend over $50 you get a free cup, but before you doing so, make sure to check out their extensive wine collection in the attached store, I'm just sayin'.
And now I'm headed in to bed to dream about boys, only boys, (probably one particular boy), and possibly the fantastic rainbow roll I ate for dinner those many days ago. Good night everyone!