A Tour of Market Bistro by Price Chopper

This week, I had a really fun opportunity to tour the new Market Bistro by Price Chopper in Latham. Several local bloggers, including my fellow coupon blogger Sheila from A Super Savvy Saver, and I were treated to an exclusive tasting tour of the Market Bistro by Price  Chopper staff and members of the Golub family.

Here are a few highlights:

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Here’s a view of some of the shops on “Bistro Boulevard”

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Check out just the lettuce selection alone at “Veggies and Greens.”  (Super fresh and the prices aren’t bad) If you dine in, your salad is served on a chilled plate that stays cold for 45 minutes!

 

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Price Chopper installed their own smoker and got rave reviews for their ribs, pulled pork and half chickens at the “The Plump Hen.”

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This was my favorite sample- a delicious lobster roll at “Back Bay Fish Fry!” A bit pricey at just under $17 because they use 2 lobsters and really- it was GOOD!

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Home of that fabulous lobster roll and other fresh seafood goodies.

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Next we headed over to sample some “modern” sushi. Amazing!

 

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The “Hybrid Sushi” counter had a HUGE selection to choose from and it was just beautiful. They even make sushi platters to go for parties- or just dinner!

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Hamburger, turkey burgers and black bean burgers all made fresh and customized as you’d like it at “Custom Burgers.” Price Chopper nixed the traditional bun for a grilled brioche roll. (The little details for each item are one of the things that makes the Market Bistro unique.)

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The Cheese Shop….next to your average cheese counter was a delightful counter with over 100 unique cheeses from around the world. Want to try one? Just ask and they’ll give you a sample! We tried a few samples here including an amazing Merlot cheese and a NYS raw raspberry honey. Loved them!

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Next we hit the Italian area. Can you believe the sausage selection??

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The freshly made pastas in the Italian section look beautiful and taste, well, fresh! (Yes, we were quite full by this point but kept on going!)

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A few more Italian specialties

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Here you can fill a bottle with olive oil infused with flavors like garlic or unique balsamic vinegars such as blueberry. About $10 a bottle, which is less expensive than some of the local olive oil stores.

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My picture doesn’t do this justice but this just may be the best deal in the store. For $6, you can have them pack a meal to go with one entree and two sides. The food in this counter looked beautiful. If you want to dine in, they will heat it for you.

 

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Quite the olive bar!

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Price Chopper’s NYC-style deli “Ben and Bill’s” is located in the Latham store now, too. Huge deli sandwiches and pickles and a unique soda we sampled- traditional celery soda.

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Our final tasting was the most fun- ice cream! At “Scoops and Smiles” they serve Perry’s ice cream with homemade whipped cream and a signature strawberry shake made with fresh strawberries. It.was.incredible.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Stone Fired Pizza” sells Price Chopper’s traditional Corner to Corner pizza along with their new stone fired pizza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, needless to say, this was a FUN experience! The rest of the store has been renovated, too, and looks just beautiful with wood floors and soft lighting. They have also greatly expanded their inventory to include a large variety of gluten-free, natural and organic products. Prices are the same as other local Price Chopper stores.

The Latham store is a bit out of my way for regular shopping but I will certainly be stopping by here when it’s convenient. This is the perfect place to shop when it’s lunchtime and you want to feed the kids- our yourself- before you buy everything in the store! 😉

Here are a few more fun things about the store:

  • “Chef’s Grill” will be opening later in March. It will be licensed restaurant operated inside Market Bistro by Price Chopper serving some pretty impressive meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a liquor license and nice seating area around the grill or at booths and tables.
  • Market Bistro by Price Chopper is open now but will be holding their grand opening at the end of March. I am sure we will see plenty in the news about it- and hopefully a few coupons!
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Again, another picture that doesn’t do it justice but here is where we first met up- at their new cooking school! Yes, Market Bistro will soon be opening a cooking school right inside their store. A gorgeous kitchen that they will also rent out for parties with a personal chef!

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These are a few of the goodies I got to bring home. Love the new canvas shopping bags, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, I had to leave you with a good “find”…….this store has deals and clearance items, too! Here’s a good one:

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K-cup packs marked down to $2.50! There were a variety of flavors in the cart.

Have you been there yet? Let us know what you think! Comment here or on Facebook.

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