New York

Price Check: Lemons

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Am I from the olden days? or did lemons used to cost a quarter? In today’s edition of Price Check, we’re blowing the whistle on this lemon scandal once and for all. We called 10 stores in Manhattan and came up with quite a range, starting with the most expensive—one lemon for one dollar, and making our way down to… yes—four lemons for a dollar!

Balducci’s: 99¢ each
81 Eighth Avenue
at 14th street
(212) 741-3700

D’Agostino: 99¢ each
528 3rd Avenue
(212) 684-3133

Whole Foods: 79¢ each (conventional) or 98¢ each (organic)
10 Columbus Circle
(212) 823-9600

Citarella: 79¢ each
424 Sixth Avenue
(212) 874-0383

Trader Joe’s: $1.99/3 (conventional) or $1.99 for bag of several smaller, organic. deal.
140 E 14th Street
(212) 529-4612

Fresh Direct: 59¢ each or 6/$3

Gracefully: 2/$1
28 Avenue A
(212) 677-8181

Best Farm Fruits & Vegetables, at Essex Street Market: 3/$1
120 Essex Street
(212) 388-0449

m 2 m: 4/$1
55 3rd Avenue
(212) 353-2698

Met Foods: 4/$1
180 3rd Avenue
(212) 253-1446