Stew Leonard's
Norwalk, CT
America’s Greatest Grocery Store!

The Best Grocery Store in America!


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What started as a simple dairy store in 1969, Stew Leonard opened his doors to customers in Norwalk, Connecticut with only two registers and seven items. Stew Leonard’s has since grown many times over, and is now known as the “World’s Largest Dairy Store.” With the slogan “Shopping should be fun,” it’s no understatement to say it’s become quite the tourist attraction, even to the point of being dubbed the "Disneyland of Dairy Stores" by the New York Times with its petting zoo, singing cows in the dairy section, and much, much more. A wonderful experience for shoppers and employees alike, 2011 marked Stew Leonard’s tenth consecutive year on FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For."

About The Food

Stew Leonard’s truly stands as the Mecca of grocery stores, offering their customers incredible quality, value and freshness day in and day out. Their meat, fish, produce, coffee, prepared foods, and of course dairy items are second to none, at prices that truly amaze. Lucky for us, they’re now shipping their curated gift baskets nationwide. Beautifully packaged and presented, these delicious assortments of cheeses, snacks, fruit and more are equally perfect for entertaining or gift-giving. They’re chock full of fresh fruits, artisan cheeses, and other best-in-class products ranging from cookies, chocolate covered pretzels and small-batch peanut brittle to caramel corn, gourmet chocolates and Lemoncello almonds!

Meet The Owner

Before there was ever a grocery store, Stew Leonard’s father, Charles Leo Leonard started Clover Farms Dairy, a milk delivery service back in 1920. Years later, knowing things needed to shift towards retail, Stew transitioned his Father’s business and opened the first Stew Leonard’s in 1969. Ownership has since stayed in the family. In 1987, Stew Leonard, Jr. -Stew's son- took over the reins and is still now President and CEO. Son Tom opened the second Stew Leonard's in Danbury Connecticut in 1991. Daughter Jill is Vice President of Culture and Communication. Stew Leonard’s other daughter, Beth, founded the famous Bethy's Bakery and heads up the Gift Center. Positive forces in their stores’ communities, Stew Leonard’s has earned recognition as one of the best places to work in America.


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Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 12.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Stew Leonard's via UPS Ground service within 3 days, you will be presented with a low flat shipping rate of just $ 12.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 3 day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 39.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from Stew Leonard's require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for a +$20. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 12 Noon (ET) can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all gift baskets is 3 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Stew Leonard's:

Ground Shipping - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 3 days, they will be presented with a $12.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 3 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air Saver is $49.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air is $54.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery may be available for UPS 2-Day service for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $49.95). Deliveries are made between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM, depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All gift baskets from Stew Leonard's are professionally packed and shipped to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 3 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care