Brooklyn Heights resident Tina Nole tackles the question: Who is cheaper, Gristedes or Peas N Pickles?
I recently found myself without a job after the demise of Air America media, which means I have entirely too much time on my hands, and well you know what they say about idle hands (I don’t either but it has something to do with the devil).
Being that I’m curious, bored and now poor I figured I’d use my
time wisely by doing some neighborhood investigating. My first mission: to satisfy something I’ve been curious about for a while – is there really any difference, price-wise, between the three markets closest to my apartment; Gristedes, Peas N Pickles, and Hans Market on Clark. So, with my newfound boredom – I mean free time I set out to scratch my curious itch.
I based my study on just a few essential items I like most: eggs (6 pack free range), milk (silk 1 gallon), cheese (McCadam, white cheddar) , tuna and frozen Amy’s organic enchiladas with black beans.. Here’s what I found:
|Hans||Peas N Pickles||Gristedes|
The Winner is Peas N Pickles; twenty whole cents cheaper than Gristedes and seventy-two whole cents cheaper than Hans Market. There are other calculations one can do in terms of service, convenience and variety but truth be told the name Peas N’ Pickles is worth about a buck anyway so they win hands down!
Stay tuned for my next missions: How many total strollers exist in BH and how to survive in the Heights for under $500 a day.
*Hans doesn’t sell Silk by the gallon but they do sell a half gallon for 2 dollars.
**When I first moved to BH Gristedes has this item for $7.00 and even after I told the manager it must be wrong they didn’t change it – but after it burnt down the price was back to normal.
Tina Nole: Former Executive Producer for the Ron Reagan show on Air America Media and author of The Only Livin’ Girl in New York: http://elonanit.blogspot.com