When we first arrived here in 718 (actually, none of us have 718 phones, but whatevs), we did a fair amount of shopping at Pathmark. Later we learned about the fruit and veggie joint down at 3rd and 25th, and just last night we joined the Park Slope Food Coop. I went for a shop there today and it was quite exciting; there's Ben & Jerry's for $2.80, soba noodles for $1.39 (for real), and lots of friendly atmosphere. For some things, though, Pathmark -- and specifically the Pathmark brand foods -- can't be beat.
Every generic brand has their "toasted wheat O's" or whatever to replace Cheerios, and the like. But sometimes Pathmark is just silly. That's the case with their generic version of Grape Nuts:
Oh gosh. Anyhow, I haven't tried it enough -- nor compared it side-by-side with Grape Nuts -- to make a judgement yet. But 'sarah', on emptybowl.com, has written all about it.