Balducci’s Rye Brook Location is Now Open

Last month, we posted this article about Balducci’s in Scarsdale, with the news of their second Westchester store opening in Rye Brook. 

Well, Rye Brook’s location is open and it’s amazing!   Shawna and I checked out their Grand Opening last week and it was everything we expected it to be.  It was funny how each of us approached the sections, as we are two different types of moms.  Shawna’s the full-time working-mom who doesn’t like to cook but enjoys good food, usually from a restaurant.  Her refrigerator looks like mine when I’m emptying it out before a vacation.  Just the basics– milk, some store bought items, a few leftover containers and nothing but ice cream in the freezer.

I’m a mom who can cook and will cook, but I’m not above “hunting and gathering.” I go to 3 supermarkets each week to get my grocery shopping done– and that’s after a weekly home delivery of basics for things like paper products, cereals, water bottles, milk, eggs and snacks for the kids school lunches.  My cabinets are always overflowing and I throw away unused things that I didn’t get around to using in time.  My trips to Balducci’s are usually for high quality meats and vegetables and some prepared items for nights I have to go out and leave a nice meal in the refrigerator for my husband to heat up for himself.   This is usually something I wouldn’t prepare myself.  I’m not the type to make chili in the crock pot on a weekday.  I’d sooner buy it ready to go and reheat, get him a bag of blue chips and call it an easy dinner!

Between the two of us, we managed to find what we needed.  There’s pretty much everything from a hot bar, a deli, a cheese section, flowers, gifts, candy, prepared food items, a ramen noodle bar (yes!) a Mediterranean bar, salad bar, amazing bakery…..and more.    A grocery store with mini stores inside.  Make a coffee while you shop, or meet a friend for lunch and eat in the store.

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Quick Gourmet Meals:  Easy meals don’t need to sacrifice on quality and taste. Simple Balducci’s recipes will have your family wanting more.  Complete RECIPES can be found ONLINE.

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Alternatives to Pizza Night/Take Out:  Looking for a healthy alternative to family pizza night or take out?  Here are a sample of a recipe videos available from Balducci’s.





I was raised on the West Coast, went to University at SMU in Dallas, TX and moved to Manhattan where I work a full-time corporate job in Telecommunications. I became the accidental suburban "working mom" when I moved into Westchester County with my husband and son. I love to travel internationally, eating out and Après-ski.
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