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Relatives up north would regale me with stories about this mythical food emporium serving up amazing, restaurant-quality eats and gourmet groceries.
Wegmans plans on opening up 6 stores in the Triangle ranging from W. Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and beyond. Along with Wegmans, there will be other additional restaurants coming to the Midtown East plaza, including BB Chicken, a fast casual chicken restaurant from Chef Ashley Christensen.
So what to expect if you come here for a shopping excursion? To the immediate right is the grocery section frozen, boxes, canned.
To the far right the wine and beer area and to the far left, the coffee shop, prepared foods and dining area. While the prices are a bit higher, they do have a great amount of variety to choose from.
From there, head on over to seafood, meats, over to the cheese area in back which is phenomenal and then to the deli in back. Wegmans grocey area is smaller than most stores and relies heavily on their in-house brand which is excellent quality. And then finally you hit the beer and wine area which is nearly a store in itself.
I have yet to really check out this area but will report back when I do. You can purchase your food by the pound here for eating at home. The choices range from classic American eats to Asian along with a healthier salad bar area where you can mix and match your proteins. After the hot and cold bars, you can grab dinner from either the sushi area, sandwich area, pizza area, salad area or burger bar.
All the food here is cooked to order for either take-home or for in-house dining in Wegmans dining room. The burger bar also offers beer, wine and cocktails if you need an adult bevvy with your meal. Like most sandwich shops, you can choose your bread, cheeses, vegetables and condiments as desired.
And the Burger Bar offers some classic grill eats along with frozen custard and shakes. And the pizzas here are cooked in a wood-fired oven but do not have the complexity of a real Neapolitan pie but offer similar dough.
Comfort and compassion
So what can I say?! While Wegmans is not perfect, it flirts the line between gourmet food shop, grocery store and food court pretty well.
Pick and choose to get the best deals, I recommend downloading the Wegmans app to make things easier. And after a long day of shopping at Wegmans, that may be all you really need!.