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#3961 joethefoodie

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:09 AM

We thank you. Not so far from my essential Bensonhurst Russian supermarket. Will make the trip.

I wonder if Rich knows there's one of them on Staten Island?

 

My new favorite is the one on Ocean Avenue (realizing it's probably too far from public transpo, but with a big parking lot).



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:30 PM

Well yes and no.

 

There is one Asian market on the Island and I've gone twice - as it turns out it's the same name (I just checked). It must be individually run because the quality of the fish and meat are no where near the Brooklyn location. I won't go back to he Staten Island store.

 

But the SI store does have a very nice bakery. Brooklyn does not have a bakery.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:41 PM

Well yes and no.

 

There is one Asian market on the Island and I've gone twice - as it turns out it's the same name (I just checked). It must be individually run because the quality of the fish and meat are no where near the Brooklyn location. I won't go back to he Staten Island store.

 

But the SI store does have a very nice bakery. Brooklyn does not have a bakery.

 

I was actually referring to the store called Net Cost Market! The Russian supermarket.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 07:31 PM

I also finally broke down and bought some of that Vermont charcuterie.  It's not fabulous, but it's good.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:14 PM

Asparagus ($5/lb) and fiddleheads ($18/lb - pass) at Union Square today.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:37 PM

Blueberries came several weeks early to the farmers markets this year, but that shouldn't be a surprise to me as our blueberry bushes have been producing quite a bit so far.


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:18 PM

Blueberries came several weeks early to the farmers markets this year, but that shouldn't be a surprise to me as our blueberry bushes have been producing quite a bit so far.

You are such a California transplant! :wub:


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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:54 PM

True, but I'm also a Jersey gal who got dragged by her parents down to the Pine Barrens to pick blueberries during the hot NJ summers.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:15 AM

Finally got my hands on ramps up at the Columbia market. Also picked up rhubarb, asparagus, black peppermint, and purple yum choi (Lani's). Lani's also had strawberries.


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