A Friendly Destination for South Jersey Food Lovers!

McFarlan’s is a food-lover’s paradise in a sociable corner-store setting. We proudly offer ready-to-eat dishes and special ingredients that are more delicious than choices elsewhere. Our stores stock a vast array of specialty groceries, coffee, tea, fine meats, seasonal produce and deli selections, all thoughtfully chosen for exceptional quality and incomparable taste.

You’ll enjoy visiting McFarlan’s. We greet you as friends and treat you like family. Many shoppers come in frequently to browse what’s new, pausing for a warm cup of freshly roasted coffee or a snack at our cozy counters. They prefer our choices and ambiance to impersonal grocery stores, finding that relaxed McFarlan’s trips are more economical and delicious than supermarket expeditions. Here, shoppers choose dinner for a crowd or just a single pork chop, wrapped to order with a smile.

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We Know You at McFarlan’s!

We opened McFarlan’s because we felt a nagging hunger that other jobs didn’t satisfy. Pete worked as a structural engineer and Janet manages commercial real estate, but a new menu tempted:

Revive the nostalgic glory of the corner store. (Our taste buds whispered)

Share delectable food with family, friends and neighbors across this wonderful slice of New Jersey. (Our hearts chimed in)

We had no previous experience in the food business but our appetite for change wasn’t mysterious. Lifelong South Jersey residents, we shopped as kids at the Philadelphia Fruit Market on the same spot our flagship store now occupies at the corner of Centre and Park. We remembered nibbling cool slices of deli cheese and palming fat tomatoes while mom chatted. We recalled smiling shyly up at friendly clerks slicing beef for our dinners. Those recollections and taste sensations lingered. It’s viscerally satisfying when generations bond over great food served with a side of conversation.

McFarlan’s feeds our souls and the people we love. It’s flourishing in Merchantville and we’re launching an outpost in Collingswood, because, it turns out, every community needs a corner store. In this busy world of competing priorities and electronic demands, we long for human warmth, a shared coffee break, special dishes for family and neighborly greetings.

Come find those hearty provisions right under our trademark awnings. We know you at McFarlan’s!

– Janet and Pete





Managing Good Food and Dedicated Staff!

McFarlan’s managers adore good food and believe that every community needs a thriving corner store. They look forward to knowing you!

We are delighted to announce that Ross Pile, with almost 40 years experience from Costa’s Food Market in Pennsauken has joined the family as Butcher and General Manager at our store in Merchantville as well as at our second location opening in Collingswood in late Spring of 2017.  Stop in and say “hello” and let Ross know what you need.  He’s here to provide yo with the utmost quality products and service!

Wendy Sheriff: A familiar and friendly face to McFarlan’s shoppers in Merchantville, Wendy earned her degree from Temple’s Tyler School of Art and settled in Pennsauken in the early 1980s. She’s been a longtime fan of the homey town of Merchantville. Wendy worked at Aunt Charlotte’s across the street for 13 years before taking a position at the Cherry Hill Wegman’s. She has known Pete and Janet, the McFarlan’s owners, for decades and is thrilled to be working with them in Merchantville once again.

Call 856-662-1400 to learn more about McFarlan’s!






Seeking Passionate Food Lovers to Join Our Team!

Would you like to prepare and share good food in McFarlan’s cozy corner stores? Are you passionate about seasonal produce, fine meats, delicious prepared dishes and unique grocery items? Are you eager to help shoppers enjoy McFarlan’s offerings?

Join us!

Part-time and full-time positions include:

  • Butchers
  • Managers
  • Deli counter staff
  • Cashiers

Call 856-662-1400 or contact us  to inquire about becoming part of our team.