Monday, August 19, 2013

West Point Market

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On to the post for the day...

Have you been to West Point Market in Akron? Why did it take me to long to get there? It was an impromptu stop after our anniversary excursion out to the Blue Door Café. We were greeted by an expansive wine collection, and then...the cheese.
This is only one of three cheese cases in the section. For a cheese fanatic, it was both heaven and hell. So many delicious options, but how do you choose? We picked up four cheeses, including one of the best Goudas that I've ever had, and a Mango Ginger Stilton.

Then came the olive bar.
And then we wandered through aisles upon aisles of dry goods, fresh produce, meats, dairy, and several other areas of bulk goods ("R" particularly loved the candy counter) and prepared foods.
We didn't pick up any of their prepared foods, but visually they looked better than what I've seen at Heinen's and Whole Foods in many cases.

They had a great selection of sauces, dips, spices, marinades, salsas, and more. We found some interesting sauces to try in the kitchen later, and picked up a fig spread to have with our cheeses that reminded me of the fantastic one at L'Albatros.

I have to say, I was really impressed and kind of sorry that I hadn't been there before.

West Point Market
1711 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 864-2151


bonnjill said...

I tend to drop at least $100 every time I go there. They have an amazing selection. Glad you enjoyed it. On a side note, didn't you just adore Blue Door? So delicious!!

Bite Buff said...

Bonnjill- I did enjoy it! A great spot. Between lunch and the grocery shopping trip, the day was filled with delicious eats.