In New York:
All of the cashiers wear latex gloves. Is the money dirty enough to require the use of Universal Precautions?
You can only get cigarettes from certain checkout lanes.
You can get beer and Belgian ale from markets, but you have to go to a liquor store to pick up wine or hard alcohol. Never mind the fact that most of the Belgian ale has a much higher alcoholic content than wine.
Percolators, as they do elsewhere in the universe, produce coffee that tastes like ass.