The best olive selection this side of Greece
If you're just buying olives jarred, you're doing it wrong. Wegmans' olive bar is like a museum of olive possibilities. There are dense, pitted, oil-cured olives with mild flavor. Intense marinated numbers. Olives mixed with roasted marinated tomatoes and peppadews. The selection of stuffed olives with feta, anchovies, blue cheese, garlic, almonds, and jalapenos seems to stretch on forever, accompanied by spreads, dips, mozzarella balls, ham-and-cheese-stuffed crunch peppers, and stuffed grape leaves. All that's missing is a bottomless martini glass.
A grocery store might not be the first place you think of to pick up fancy chocolates, but don't underestimate Wegmans (on this or anything). The chocolate-covered, peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets are, hands down, one of the most amazing sweets you can get at a grocery store. There's coarse sea salt caramels in milk or dark chocolate, little round carmelettes, dark chocolate cherries, and chocolate covered popcorn, to name a few standouts. The aisle will make you feel like Charlie Bucket, but with lowered odds of being murdered by a deranged recluse.
A tour of Italy in pasta form
The Wegmans Italian Classic line tastes just like homemade pasta, without the hassle of dirtying up your counter or exerting effort. Among the most popular is the eggplant parmesan ravioli made with egg pasta and filled with roasted eggplant, tomato, oil, mozzarella cheese, and garlic. The portobello mushroom-striped jumbo raviolis taste excellent tossed in the garlic olive oil, and the Buffalo milk ricotta and truffle cappellacci has an earthy mushroom flavor with creaminess from the cheese that takes it to another level. If you're looking for something a little more plain, they offer original pastas in a variety of shapes and sizes like pappardelle, orecchiette, girelle, and more, perfect for a simple toss in marinara.