In the pantheon of local grocery stores, I’ve shopped mostly at Price Chopper – maybe a Hannaford’s once in a while. And the farmers’ markets are also a go-to shopping destination for me.
Last Saturday, I found a new favorite grocery store. And this one pushes Price Chopper out of the water.
I’m talking about the Honest Weight Co-Op, a grocery store on Watervliet Avenue in Albany.
Let me explain.
Honest Weight is a grocery store that features locally-sourced foods and healthy food options. If you have one of those “wellness cards” from your health insurance provider, a card that could be used for “healthy living” options like gym memberships and acupuncture, you can use it to purchase foods at Honest Weight.
Oh, and it’s got a special treat for my car.
That’s a free ChargePoint car charging station. Juice up your PHEV or EV while you juice up your shopping.
So anyway … last Saturday I purchased a few things at Honest Weight Co-Op. Ears of corn, oranges, some sourdough bagels, half a dozen eggs, a nicely marbled ribeye steak, some Polar seltzer water – handed the cashier my wellness card, walked out with all the goods to a fully topped-off Lightning’s Girl.
How cool is that?
And yesterday, when I fried up one of those eggs for breakfast – the egg contained a double yolk. That’s right, kids. You get more bang for your buck at Honest Weight Co-Op.
I’m definitely good with this.
This works for me.
I have a friend that works at Honest Weight on weekends. I honestly wish it was closer to the bus line than it is, so I could take a trip there some time.
Well, if you take the #106, it goes all around town. Coming from St. Peter’s Hospital, it goes down Allen to Watervliet Ave before turning on 3rd street, only a block away from Honest Weight. Coming from downtown (Pearl St), the bus will go in either direction; one winds its way to Livingston Ave that eventually turns on Watervliet Ave. Again, 3rd and Watervliet Ave is only one block from Honest Weight. The #125 comes even closer. Of course, the #1 and #905 are about 4 blocks away.
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