Owner: Bruce Morgan
Location: 100 Hamilton St, Penn Yan, NY
Photographed: August 2020
It's time for our first of four stops here in Penn Yan! And certainly my favorite. Maybe even my favorite grocery store in the whole Finger Lakes region. As you might be able to tell from the first image, Morgan's Grocery is housed in a 7600 square foot former railroad depot immediately on the train tracks outside of the town of Penn Yan.
Not only is it an awesome building that's a fantastic conversion, it's also a top-notch supermarket by any standards. The store is small, but it still manages to pack in produce with a large local selection, a grill and cafe area with seating, dairy/frozen, a deli/butcher counter, a full line of grocery -- and the best baked goods around.
Looking from the store's porch to the train tracks that run right behind it. Heading in, we immediately encounter the store's best department!
And yes, everything is as good as it looks. The bakery case is in the island in the center of the store which also serves as the two registers. You can make a left along the grocery aisles to get to the frozen and grill/cafe area, or make a right to get to produce and meat/deli.
But not before picking up a pie or two. Or three. Or four. Or...
Looking to the left, towards the grill.
They also have salads, soups, and breakfast, so it's basically a diner within a supermarket. Who could ask for more???
To allow for seating space, the middle aisle is a dead-end. You can access the grill from the first or third (last) aisle. The aisles run parallel to the front of the store, which is to say, parallel to the train tracks.
Dairy and refrigerated items on the back wall.
Now for a look in the other direction, to the right of the entrance. Frozen and produce are on the front wall, dairy and beer are on the back wall, and deli-butcher runs along the side wall we see straight ahead here.
Now for a look at the deli and butcher counter...
It's just beautiful! And check out that cheese on top of the case to the left. That looks delicious!
Small selection of produce on the front wall.
And a look along the front wall towards the right side from the entrance. That wraps up our tour of this amazing store! We have one more tour here in Penn Yan before we move on, so head over to The Market Report tomorrow for a look at the largest supermarket in town.