The dessert aisles at Jewel-Osco beckon sweet-tooth landlords with a plethora of frozen delectables, bestowing inimitable tastes from lauded brands such as Popsicle and Good Humor. Scoop up Breyers ice cream in flavors like the Breyers Blasts, available in Oreo Cookies & Cream and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (around $4.99). Or trade coffee sips for creamy java spoonfuls with Starbucks ice-cream products (around $3.99), keeping eyes from drooping during marathon sand-castle-construction sessions. Klondike ice-cream sandwich packages (around $3.99) in new Mint Chocolate Chip or What the Fudge? Brownie make for delicious after-lunch fare, and Ben & Jerry's (around $3.99) blends creative ingredients into concoctions including Red-Velvet Cake and Cherry Garcia, keeping jaded tongues on their toes.
In its third generation as a family-owned butcher shop, Yore Butchers wields a meat-carving team that draws upon a lifetime’s worth of slicing experience to produce pristinely fresh cuts and prepared foods. Sink mouth mincers into the shop's USDA Choice or higher meats, such as thin sausage with cheese and parsley ($5.99/lb.) or Italian-style veal cutlets ($12.99/lb.), each of which comes with a letter of recommendation from its peers. Customers can also pick from Yore's line of specialty items and ready-to-cook dishes.
Gina and Anthony, the owners of S&D Catering, have been involved with the business for more than 30 years. Homemade sausages swing from racks inside the storefront, a touching reminder of the sausages Gina’s grandfather, Dominick, used to make when he founded S&D Catering more than 80 years ago. Anthony met the family when he began working in Dominick's S&D pork store in 1969, and has worked with the family ever since. As Gina’s father began to take over the business, the model expanded, and today they provide authentic, freshly made home-style fare for any occasion. Gina and her team whip up a smorgasbord of international flavors, ranging from Italian staples such as lasagna and baked ziti to wienerschnitzel and chili con carne. They slice up tender cold cuts for gigantic heroes that span up to 6 feet, but the biggest thing about S&D Catering is the selection. They also prepare dishes that range from barbecue spare ribs and southern fried chicken to shish kebabs, swedish meatballs, and kielbasa with sauerkraut.
Headquartered in a quaint storefront in Teaneck and voted (201) magazine’s 2011 Best of Bergen Best-Kept Secret, Picklelicious sells homemade New York–style pickles and other gourmet treats. Owner Robyn Samra hand-packs the shop's pickles using local ingredients such as New Jersey–grown cucumbers and the spirit of Bruce Springsteen. Customers can shop online or stop by in person to stock up on the veggies formerly known as cucumbers, along with other tangy preserved goodies. Stick to the classics with a quart of kosher dills ($10), accessorize burgers with a pint of sweet pickle chips ($7), or punish rebellious taste buds with a quart of hot and spicy pickles ($10). Picklelicious also offers up gourmet olives, sauces and dips, penny candy, and gift baskets, and treats all guests to a free pickle-on-a-stick on Sundays.
If health and wellness is a never-ending journey, then the Vitamin Shoppe is a road map, a guide, and a fuel pump all rolled into one tried-and-true source. Established in 1977, the Vitamin Shoppe has become a reliable asset in the fight to stay healthy and well.
Today, with more than 600 stores peppered across the U.S., Canada, and Panama, the company carries more than 18,000 items from some 400 major brands. It keeps its virtual shelves and actual shelves stocked with everything from vitamins and minerals to nutritional supplements, weight management products, and health and beauty aids. Not to be forgotten, the Vitamin Shoppe's associates?called "health enthusiasts"?are all highly trained in the most important aspects of health and wellness. They recognize that every body is unique, and not every problem can be solved with duct tape.
Fragrant roses and fine wine can be key elements of a romantic evening, and both can be found at Wine & Roses, a family-owned boutique in business since 1987. In addition to a full florist's shop and liquor store, patrons can find gourmet foods, gift baskets, stuffed animals, and balloons. Delivery is available throughout Bergen County.