As of December 2015, reviews for the Fairway Market in Plainview Long Island on Yelp.com are mostly favorable with customers saying that the market offers a great selection of organic foods at reasonable prices, has a diverse selection of international foods and specialty items, and a nice, clean layout. Other reviewers have a negative opinion of the store and complain that the butcher department sold them rotten meat, the customer service is bad, the store is filthy and smells bad.
With an overall rating of four out of five stars on Yelp.com, other positive reviewers note that the Fairway Market offers a broad range of specialty foods, including an excellent olive bar, a large selection of bulk foods, sushi and a make-your-own nut butter section. Reviewers rave about the beer selection stating that Fairway carries good craft brews and quality German imports. Additionally, other happy customers say that it offers products similar to Whole Foods, but at a lower price.
One negative reviewer says that she bought deli turkey that was rancid and when she returned it to the market, they refused to refund her cash, giving her store credit instead. Another two-star review notes that the produce is stacked too high, the layout is confusing, and that it’s difficult to get assistance or find a worker who speaks English. Moreover, another reviewer notes that he is a fan of Fairway Markets, but not a fan of the Plainview location because the aisles are too narrow, the workers are less friendly and the produce is less fresh.