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25 Reasons Wegmans Is The Greatest Supermarket The World Will Ever Know

Not 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.

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1. Shopping at Wegmans is essentially a journey through a small, beautifully maintained, self-sustaining city.

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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.

3. The cheese selection is one of inestimable depth and breadth.

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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.

7. And the fish department may the most baller of all.

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speechless

13. The bakers there can fulfill your wildest cake dreams.

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And make Instagram videos while they do it.

17. The people who work there legitimately love working there.

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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.

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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.

20. The elegant restrooms are an IDEAL location for taking selfies.

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Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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