Manhattan Condo Living: This is how a New Yorker Grocery Shop

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This is how a New Yorker Grocery Shop

In case you were ever wondering how does a New Yorker, Manhattanite grocery shops around town. Here is how!

This morning, I had a short list of grocery items that I need to pick up so I made a grocery store run. Since we live in the neighborhood of Upper West Side Manhattan, there are many supermarkets within short walking distance.

Living in Manhattan, man of us do not drive to grocery stores, there is no parking lot, we walk to the grocery store.  We (at least me) usually bring re-useable bags to the grocery store and carry the bags home. The typical grocery store for us is about 5-7 minutes walk, so it really is convenient. 
(Here is a photo of me trying to snap my own photo while walking with a grocery bag).

We don't usually buy bulk since it may be hard to carry them. But for us city folks, it is quite a good exercise to keep us in shape. Occasionally, we will go to the grocery store that is out of town with a car so we can buy bulk when needed and drop off at our apartment in the city. 



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Comment balloon 10 commentsEileen Hsu • February 06 2013 09:28AM


I like your hat in that picture, very colourful, you could pass as a Canadian. I guess walking everywhere would be an excellent source of exersize Eileen, very handy indeed.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 6 years ago

Eileen - Manhattan is definitely WAY different that Scottsdale, AZ!  I only buy in bulk - but then again, I drive to the grocery, and I don't have a walk-up apartment/condo....then again, I'd probably be in better shape if I lived in Manhattan...!

Posted by Sharon Lord, New Home Advisor (Maracay Homes) over 6 years ago

Eileen, I never thought of that before. It's true, no parking so you can't buy in bulk...but great for exercise!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 6 years ago

With four kids I would be making MANY trips to the corner grocery store.

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 6 years ago

Eileen.. I have wondered about grocery shopping in Manhattan and kind of figured it had to be done in short little trips.. So different from Long Island where the closest grocery store is at least 2 miles... Happy Day...

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 6 years ago

Brings back memories of how we used to shop in Washington Heights when I was growing up.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 6 years ago

Eileen, that is exactly why you are in such great shape!    I hate shopping, go when I run out of most everything and have MANY bags.    Luckily I can use my car!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago


I love it - walking from the supermarket is very healthy, plus one tends to buy what he or she needs instead of filling up the cart with too much extra... g

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 6 years ago

Eileen that is one thing I miss, living in a community where I can walk to the store.

I hope you have enough supplies just in case the storm is really bad.  Stay safe.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 6 years ago

Truthfully....I hate supermarkets. I go to farmer's markets, produce stores and a fish market...I buy paper and cleaning products in bulk at Sam's.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 6 years ago

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