Columbia Center Grocery & Deli

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Though this store offers good food and convenience. The prices here must be illegal. Many times the same items can be purchased for half the price by walking within a 2-3 block radius. They sell individual items meant to be sold together and mark the prices up ridiculously. Once they tried to sell me an item which had the price etched into the labeling by the manufacturer for a dollar more. I wish the preppy "university - students" who are scared to peruse the neighborhood and do their entire grocery shopping here would not tolerate these prices for low quality items so that those of us who have always lived here could have a local store with competitive prices!

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★★☆☆☆

Though this store offers good food and convenience. The prices here must be illegal. Many times the same items can be purchased for half the price by walking within a 2-3 block radius. They sell individual items meant to be sold together and mark the prices up ridiculously. Once they tried to sell me an item which had the price etched into the labeling by the manufacturer for a dollar more. I wish the preppy "university - students" who are scared to peruse the neighborhood and do their entire grocery shopping here would not tolerate these prices for low quality items so that those of us who have always lived here could have a local store with competitive prices!

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I live in the area and i go to this store all the time..especially for breakfast. The workers have been the same since i was young and even now they are still there giving good customer service. However there is one guy in-the morning...(on the heavier side) you want to watch out for....he doesn't wear gloves when preparing food most of the time....they don't wear hats when making sandwiches....one time he got cut with the knife and keep making this lady's lunch...but she spotted it and had him remaking it...its just something to look out for.. I'm in the food biz so i know what to seek for..anyways the quality of the food is good and the cashiers are nice...again this is just my take on the deli.

4
★★★★☆

I live in the area and i go to this store all the time..especially for breakfast. The workers have been the same since i was young and even now they are still there giving good customer service. However there is one guy in-the morning...(on the heavier side) you want to watch out for....he doesn't wear gloves when preparing food most of the time....they don't wear hats when making sandwiches....one time he got cut with the knife and keep making this lady's lunch...but she spotted it and had him remaking it...its just something to look out for.. I'm in the food biz so i know what to seek for..anyways the quality of the food is good and the cashiers are nice...again this is just my take on the deli.

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You can stand on line buying sandwiches and see that many of the costumers know the workers by name. There're not many places where that happens. Their sandwich selection is great. There are very few places that offer you a vegetable sandwich for example, (you can ask them to leave out the hot peppers if you like). It is conveniently located and they do try to stock the most important items most people would need. The store is not large, but they make good use of the space available to them. The owners and managers are always kind and respectful. Thank you, Columbia Center Grocery and Deli, for many years of great service.

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★★★★☆

You can stand on line buying sandwiches and see that many of the costumers know the workers by name. There're not many places where that happens. Their sandwich selection is great. There are very few places that offer you a vegetable sandwich for example, (you can ask them to leave out the hot peppers if you like). It is conveniently located and they do try to stock the most important items most people would need. The store is not large, but they make good use of the space available to them. The owners and managers are always kind and respectful. Thank you, Columbia Center Grocery and Deli, for many years of great service.

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I have been shopping at this deli for over 15 years and have nothing but kudos for this establishment. The staff are very curteous and friendly, and treat you with a very special, personal touch that keeps you coming back for more. I eat lunch frequently and recommend those of you who have not had one of their special sandwiches to try one and you'll be 'hooked line and sinker'! Their portions are overly generous and consist always of very fresh, quality ingredients. Their homemade daily soups: lentil, green pea, etc. are a meal in itself. In my opinion, I would say that the only deli that would rivaled this one would be the famous "Second Ave. Deli"!

4
★★★★☆

I have been shopping at this deli for over 15 years and have nothing but kudos for this establishment. The staff are very curteous and friendly, and treat you with a very special, personal touch that keeps you coming back for more. I eat lunch frequently and recommend those of you who have not had one of their special sandwiches to try one and you'll be 'hooked line and sinker'! Their portions are overly generous and consist always of very fresh, quality ingredients. Their homemade daily soups: lentil, green pea, etc. are a meal in itself. In my opinion, I would say that the only deli that would rivaled this one would be the famous "Second Ave. Deli"!

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There is one review by someone who I think is just a crank. So, in the ONE time he's there he gets spoiled milk? In the FIVE YEARS I have been going there, that has only happened once, at that was at THE SUPERMARKET.
When a delivery truck is delivering milk all day long, if you're the last one on the route, the milk might be spoiled (especially on a hot, summer day). You never know until the milk is actaully opened.
How are you going to blame someone for something that a delivery driver did _unintentionally_??
I think that C.E. needs to take a little time to think about it and delete the negative review.
There is a saying: "If one person calls you a horse's ass, they might be wrong. When 7 people tell you your a horse's ass, you better get fitted for a saddle."
All these other people with positive reviews can't be wrong...

5
★★★★★

There is one review by someone who I think is just a crank. So, in the ONE time he's there he gets spoiled milk? In the FIVE YEARS I have been going there, that has only happened once, at that was at THE SUPERMARKET.
When a delivery truck is delivering milk all day long, if you're the last one on the route, the milk might be spoiled (especially on a hot, summer day). You never know until the milk is actaully opened.
How are you going to blame someone for something that a delivery driver did _unintentionally_??
I think that C.E. needs to take a little time to think about it and delete the negative review.
There is a saying: "If one person calls you a horse's ass, they might be wrong. When 7 people tell you your a horse's ass, you better get fitted for a saddle."
All these other people with positive reviews can't be wrong...

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How do you describe this friendly, convienient and excellent establishment? It has just about anything you need, they are open from 7:30am to 11pm EVERYDAY!
Mario, one of the owners, is a great guy, and is always there to help you with anything you need. The guys behind the counter make fresh food everyday! (The Rice Pudding & Empanadas are the best!!!)
I have been going there for over 3 years, and never been disappointed.

PROS: Convienient, great service, and very reasonable prices.
CONS: Can't find one!

5
★★★★★

How do you describe this friendly, convienient and excellent establishment? It has just about anything you need, they are open from 7:30am to 11pm EVERYDAY!
Mario, one of the owners, is a great guy, and is always there to help you with anything you need. The guys behind the counter make fresh food everyday! (The Rice Pudding & Empanadas are the best!!!)
I have been going there for over 3 years, and never been disappointed.

PROS: Convienient, great service, and very reasonable prices.
CONS: Can't find one!

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I have only one 'complaint' about the Columbia Center Deli: There's only one of them! The people and service at the Columbia Center Deli is outstanding, anything you want, the only thing you need to do is ask. While less stocked than a regular, full supermarket, just about anything you need is there.

PROS: Great People & Service
CONS: There is only one!

5
★★★★★

I have only one 'complaint' about the Columbia Center Deli: There's only one of them! The people and service at the Columbia Center Deli is outstanding, anything you want, the only thing you need to do is ask. While less stocked than a regular, full supermarket, just about anything you need is there.

PROS: Great People & Service
CONS: There is only one!

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The Columbia Deli has the best sandwiches in Washington Heights. I am a medical student at Columbia, and have never had a bad experience there.
Not only do they have just about all the groceries you could need, but they are open late, just when you need it most!!
I love the breakfast, and I recommend it to everyone I know at the Medical Center.

PROS: Best sandwiches in Washington Heights!
CONS:

5
★★★★★

The Columbia Deli has the best sandwiches in Washington Heights. I am a medical student at Columbia, and have never had a bad experience there.
Not only do they have just about all the groceries you could need, but they are open late, just when you need it most!!
I love the breakfast, and I recommend it to everyone I know at the Medical Center.

PROS: Best sandwiches in Washington Heights!
CONS:

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I have been coming to the store for approximately four years but I understand they have been in business for twenty five years what I dont understand why people are so negative when every thing about the store is positive and the service and the food quality has been excellent its not has big as a path mark but it meets your needs. The staff members are real nice and treat you with kindness and respect.
Also when I needed to cash a personal check in an emergency the store took good care of me as for safety the store has good security my kids feel safe when they go on their own there.

5
★★★★★

I have been coming to the store for approximately four years but I understand they have been in business for twenty five years what I dont understand why people are so negative when every thing about the store is positive and the service and the food quality has been excellent its not has big as a path mark but it meets your needs. The staff members are real nice and treat you with kindness and respect.
Also when I needed to cash a personal check in an emergency the store took good care of me as for safety the store has good security my kids feel safe when they go on their own there.

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The Columbia Center Deli is a *great* place for fresh, hot food, sandwiches, coffee and more. Even though they do not have wide aisles, or carry everything a supermarket would - that's okay! they're not a supermarket, nor do they pretend to be.
I'm suprised that someone would complain about stale milk and flat soda, that can happen to anyone, anywhere, and has happened to me at the Gristidies on Broadway.
Great, friendly people, open early and late, *everynight*, food is made fresh everyday, at the deli.
BEST DEALS: Fresh, hot sandwiches and dishes, the COFFEE and anything they make on the spot.

PROS: Modestly priced, but delicious sandwiches
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

The Columbia Center Deli is a *great* place for fresh, hot food, sandwiches, coffee and more. Even though they do not have wide aisles, or carry everything a supermarket would - that's okay! they're not a supermarket, nor do they pretend to be.
I'm suprised that someone would complain about stale milk and flat soda, that can happen to anyone, anywhere, and has happened to me at the Gristidies on Broadway.
Great, friendly people, open early and late, *everynight*, food is made fresh everyday, at the deli.
BEST DEALS: Fresh, hot sandwiches and dishes, the COFFEE and anything they make on the spot.

PROS: Modestly priced, but delicious sandwiches
CONS:

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I think the only reason I've been in here is for emergencies - I need eggs or milk to complete a recipe. Twice I have gotten spoiled milk and once I got flat soda. The selection is very bad too, they have hardly anything and the only reason they are still in business is because they are across the street from Columbia students who are too tired to go two more blocks to Gristedes.

PROS: Location
CONS: Bad food, no selection

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★★☆☆☆

I think the only reason I've been in here is for emergencies - I need eggs or milk to complete a recipe. Twice I have gotten spoiled milk and once I got flat soda. The selection is very bad too, they have hardly anything and the only reason they are still in business is because they are across the street from Columbia students who are too tired to go two more blocks to Gristedes.

PROS: Location
CONS: Bad food, no selection

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