. The majority of the stores will adjust hours of operation during the holidays. I definitely don't recommend using it unless you have 10 items or less. Don't even bother to go there in the evening they are horrible. Not only was it like eating rope, within 2 days it turned brown and was inedible. Even though they advertise the prices everywhere.
Overall, it's a great supermarket - in my opinion, better and cleaner than the two Fine Fare Supermarkets in the area. I have bought steak here before where tiny tumors or infected veins were found in it. And it's not just fresh goods! Lol I've been coming to this Key Food for years and while it has improved over the years it still is disappointing. . The owner refused to give me my money back and instead sent me home with a slighter fresher bundle of rope. My main complaint is the disorganization of checking out, when it's crowded.
If you ever happen to be shopping here, make sure you check out with her. A few bad notes - sometimes the ice cream melts and refreezes in the freezer, but that hasn't happened in a while. I hope they go bankrupt, they are such a terrible store. I have my savings card and i get their circular emailed to me, and I come in about once a week to get whatever the best deals are. Honestly, I think Keyfood has the best sales but not always the highest quality of food. I stop in here a few times every month because it's so close to my job. There are three or four neighborhood grocery stores, and more than a few bodegas, but I adore this Key Food.
If I could give this place zero stars I would. Today I finally got around to returning and there's been a significant improvement; the store had been renovated and it's now very attractive inside , the selection is much better and the employees were much more pleasant. I'd go with something else. I cannot tell you how many times I see the expiration date for fruit going bad the next day. The light skin girl with glasses turns around and sees me and just walks by don't even ask if I need help. I come here for very basic needs and go to Whole Foods for better produce and healthier options.
Every time I shop for mixed greens or spinach the dates usually expire in 2 or 3 days which drives me mad! The staff in the morning is awesome,except for Mike he is very rude and nasty. If I had gone to Trader Joe's it would have lasted me at least a week and a half with a satisfaction guarantee. My friendly neighborhood grocery store. Grocery Store: 0 stars Flower guy: 5 stars! This is the closest grocery store and yet is the worst grocery I've ever stepped foot in. For those of you who know what this store was like prior to the renovations, it's a friggen palace now and much more spacious than it was ;-.
What keeps me dreading my trips to Key Food is that their self checkout system is ridiculous. These days I'm busy and don't have the time or money to go far away or shop with variance at key foods. This isn't the only time this has happened. I bought the worst, rock hard celery from these guys. They have a full time employee there to help with the inevitable problems, but my checkout experience is still constant dinging noises and freezes.
I guess there hoping there's a sucker out there who won't look at the expiration date. The produce section is really fresh and they have eggo mini's! You have to very carefully look at the fruits and veggies as sometimes they are rotten - something the staff should put more attention to; today there was no bag of apples without a rotten one. The aisles are closed to one another and not a lot of walking room but a lot of selections to choose from. Produce section priced fairly and has decent organic section. Employees were nice and helpful except for that woman stocking the meats who clearly is not happy with her job.
Take the extra hike to go to any other store. Lines are typically not bad, though. You can contact your nearest Key Food regarding the hours of operation during the event. To start, I had just bought a half Apple Crisp that the store makes themselves and halfway through, I found myself getting sick for the rest of the night. There were registers not opened and a lot of people trying to check out. Pros: friendly and efficient cashiers; good deli counter - clean and well stocked; fresh bread loaves of rolls delivered daily and availability of ethnic grocery products.
Huge sandwiches for a very low price! I used to think I just happened to come in on bad days, but now I realize that Key Foods must make money off selling food that is expired or close to expiring. The structure of the store does not make a lot of sense to me personally, there is always 'traffic' in the aisles. The store's organization is okay-- the produce section is teeny compared to everything else. She'll not only make your whole shopping experience great but your day as well! Huge deli counter with a wide array of salads and prepared foods in addition to the usual selection of coldcuts. It was fine wasn't it! Key Food Special Event Hours Key Food has several special events throughout the year. Had a very good experience here! The eggs and milk are always sold a day before they expire! Not to mention on a 15 minute break. It sucks that I didn't know it was there for 3 months but oh well.