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Market Bistro (by Price Chopper)

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Josie and I were lucky enough to get a private tour of the new Market Bistro by Price Chopper.  Market Bistro isn't your standard grocery store, it is a nexus between a grocery store and restaurant.  Besides being a significantly better than average grocery store, there is also a complete selection of prepared foods offered.  Everything from salads and subs, to sushi, to BBQ smoked on site.  There is even a full service restaurant and a cooking school within the Market Bistro

The supermarket itself is larger than a normal store, and has an entire aisle dedicated to organic and gluten free food, an aisle for cultural food, and usually two or three shelves in every aisle dedicated to local products.  So instead of just finding Coke and Pepsi, you can also get a wide selection of Jones sodas, or get locally produced peanut butter instead of just Peter Pan.

It is an impressive store with an exciting new concept; merging the idea of a restaurant with a grocery store.  We tried a variety of different foods from 'Bistro Blvd' and it was all quite impressive.  It is hard to pick a favorite from the food we tried, but the smoked ribs and the lobster roll were among our favorites.

Market Bistro is located in Latham at 873 New Loudon Road.  Whats not to love about a grocery store that has a larger selection than normal and a complete restaurant environment as well?  I'm most excited to see what they do with the cooking school.  It will be nice to take a class and be able to buy everything you need to make a recipe at home at the same place.

There are a ton of pictures below, so be sure to click 'read more' to see them all.

 

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A 6 foot section of fresh pastas from a local manufacturer Large selection of cheeses Olive bar, with 32 different types of olives
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BBQ - in addition to normal rotisserie, Market Bistro has a smoker in the store using hickory from Tennessee Market Bistro has an entire aisle dedicated to organic and gluten free foods Chef's Prepared Meals - Pick any entree and two sides for $6.  Intended to be brought home and heated up, but they will also heat it up for you if you want to eat there

Hit 'Read More' below to see more pictures

 

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Introduction from Price Chopper owners Jerry and Neil Golub Ice cream area, featuring ice cream from a Rochester based company and fresh fruits (opening soon) Pizza, standard pizza as well as a New York style thin crust.  Crust sits for at least 48 hours before being used, fresh basil grown at the store is on every pizza
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Friendly staff serve samples of the fresh pasta sold in the Italian section Large sushi selection including the ability to have a custom created roll with the ingredients you want Cooking school located within the store.  Classes are scheduled to start in the next couple of weeks
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Half of a lobster roll.  Lobster rolls are created with the meat from two entire lobsters using only meat from the tail and claws Salads.  Order one of their 'designer salads' or make a custom one with the ingredients you want Cultural food aisle.  Food from all over the world organized by country of orgin
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View from the entrance.  Subs and Salads straight ahead, traditional supermarket to the right. Growler fill station, bring your own growler to have them fill.  There is also a beer and cheese pairing expert on staff to offer recommendations Sausage selection in Italian area
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-16 #1 Jim 2014-02-26 14:17
you can take the price chopper out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of a price chopper.

FAIL!
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+7 #2 Josie 2014-02-26 14:41
Hi Jim –

While we absolutely agree that neighborho od Price Choppers come in varying shapes, sizes, and levels of attention, Market Bistro is a different animal entirely. That much is evident from the moment you walk through the door. The attention to detail they’ve taken in order to provide us with an around the world, and local, experience is unique to Market Bistro alone. We encourage you to pay the Latham location a visit, and then let us know what you think.
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+8 #3 Ed Maghamez 2014-02-26 16:36
AWESOME store Price Chopper. Just in it yesterday. Impressive . Keep giving the customers what their looking for as in specialty and local items
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-4 #4 Wendy 2014-02-26 18:55
While this store is a huge improvemen t for the Price Chopper chain...
It should be in Clifton Park. That store is shameful.
And..
It's not Wegmans! Still going to make the trip east or west to the Cadillac of grocery stores.
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+6 #5 Michael J. Towsley 2014-02-26 21:51
Wow, really neat!! I'd love to see this site! :-)

I will be coming down to New York sometime in May and will try to make a visit there! :-)

Mike! ;-)
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0 #6 Dan 2014-03-11 16:24
Look at all those delicious looking sausages!
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