Food·Posted on Aug 19, 201325 Reasons Wegmans Is The Greatest Supermarket The World Will Ever KnowNot an exaggeration to say that this grocery chain is the single most compelling reason to live somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. This is not an ad, it's just how I FEEL.by Rachel SandersBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Shopping at Wegmans is essentially a journey through a small, beautifully maintained, self-sustaining city. Seuss. / Flickr: 90124154@N00 Especially if you visit the flagship Pittsford store, the Rochester-based chain's most glorious outpost and my personal hometown supermarket.You'll find a bakery, deli, pizzeria, French patisserie, cheese shop, caterer, butcher, sushi counter, coffee shop, florist, pharmacy, take-out food, sit-down restaurant, home goods store, oh, and some groceries, I guess. 2. The bakery turns out untold different kinds of bread, and they're all good. ECV-OnTheRoad / Flickr: 31218767@N08 Plus detailed info on their flour suppliers, if that's what you're into. 3. The cheese selection is one of inestimable depth and breadth. ECV-OnTheRoad / Flickr: 31218767@N08 According to their website, each store "usually has 300 specialty cheeses on hand." And yes, they'll absolutely let you taste a large number of them. Bonus: inspirational cheese messages. vmk3 / instagram.com 4. The olive bar is a vast land of mysterious allure. alexiepetro / instagram.com 5. The bulk candy section will restore your faith in everything. alissaerin.blogspot.com 6. The fresh subs are NOT messing around. feelscript.blogspot.com You know nothing, Publix. 7. And the fish department may the most baller of all. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com speechless 8. Even the sushi is good! laurencehochman / instagram.com 9. Desperately searching for some funky snack from a foreign country? Yeah, they'll have it. Flickr: ianturton All the Jaffa cakes you could ever eat. 10. They don't just have flowers; they have florists on hand to make any arrangement you need. Flickr: lirena 11. Nothing will ever be more delightful than using the DIY nut butter machines. rockngal87 / instagram.com 12. The generic store brand is usually cheaper AND better than the other options (of which there are many). missbourdeau / instagram.com 13. The bakers there can fulfill your wildest cake dreams. View this photo on Instagram moshyx3 / instagram.com And make Instagram videos while they do it. 14. Also available: culturally relevant cupcakes. havuseenmolly / instagram.com Minions! 15. They get lots of their produce from local farmers. lacihoo / instagram.com And we all know that eating local produce is the path to godliness and magical powers. 16. And even run their own organic farm in upstate New York. Wegmans Pittsford / facebook.com Which is pretty unusual for a company of its size, with 81 stores in six states. 17. The people who work there legitimately love working there. wegmans.com For good reason; the (family-owned) company's benefits and work culture have put it on Fortune's list of best companies to work for every year since the list started in 1998, reliably in the top five. 18. They're all up on the technologies. Wegmans Pittsford / facebook.com Releasing a store-specific shopping app is in line with a historical tendency to be ahead of the curve: Wegmans was one of the first companies to adopt bar-code scanning in 1974. 19. They offer a wide variety of shopping carts. mariahhall29 / instagram.com Something for everyone. maxfabricant / instagram.com 20. The elegant restrooms are an IDEAL location for taking selfies. View this photo on Instagram rammit05 / instagram.com 21. You never have to explain how perfect it is to people who've been there, because they already understand. sls376 / instagram.com 22. Case in point: Cher raved on stage about her visit to the Wegmans in Pittsford, New York. Joe Hale / Getty Images 23. And this is what Alec Baldwin's mom said when he suggested she should move to California: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 24. So then they both appeared in a bunch of Wegmans commercials. foodista.com Which are embarrassingly terrible, but also adorable. 25. For true believers, Wegmans is basically the equivalent of church. jannickamayte / instagram.com Right down to the spire. But it's a church full of food, so. Flickr: roboppy Yeah.