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Offline David_M

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2007, 09:16:27 AM »
Fantastic.  I'll check it out.

If I find whole vanilla beans and/or rye flour,... I'll treat you to martinis chez nous.   :coolsmiley:
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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2007, 09:21:49 AM »
David (and, well, anybody else who considers food shopping a sport/hobby/good bit of fun):

This new chowhound thread about local (Astoria, Sunnyside, JH, and a bit more) food shops might interest you:

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/473377

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2007, 09:28:35 AM »
Whoa.  Serious resourcing there on Chowhound.  Cool!
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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2007, 09:31:44 AM »
Did you check out the chowhound thread I posted at the start of this thread? It's loaded with goodies so, just in case you haven't seen it: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/359692.

And have fun!

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2007, 09:39:52 AM »
Fantastic, Ms. J.  What a wealth of information!
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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2007, 08:47:55 PM »
Friday, 12-28-07m 8:46 pm

Wow.  Total success at the Health Food Store between 83rd & 84th on 37th.  Amazing.  Not only did they have whole vanilla beans and rye flour,.... they stock Muir Glen and Eden Organic tomato products which are very high quality and low in sodium.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for pointing me in this direction.  OMG!
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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2007, 10:22:19 PM »
They expanded nearly a year ago. It was much smaller, and didn't carry produce. Good selection of non-dairy items as well. Also the sales staff are very caring, I left a package there once, and they woman remembered I had forgotten it. I went in a few days later and she gave me the items that I had purchased.

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2008, 09:31:30 AM »
Here's a unique little store that I didn't know about:

Pattycakes Cake Decorating Supplies and Candy Making Equipment
34-55 Junction Blvd.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372-3828
Telephone: (718) 651-5770

They have a cake decorating school as well as an extensive online store.

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2008, 06:05:25 PM »
David -  Met Food (75th st./37th ave) also carries Muir Glen tomato products - they are not with the other canned tomatoes, but in the natural/organic section at the end of the baking + plastic wrap aisle. There's also a selection of various flours (Bob's Red Mill), oils, whole wheat pastas, canned soups, jams, etc. most of which are organic.

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2008, 07:50:43 PM »
I wish I had known that last week! I was staring at the tomato section of the met willing muir glen products to appear. I didn't realize they had a separate organic aisle.

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2008, 12:59:54 PM »
Has anyone noticed that the Uruguayan bakery on 37th between 85th and 86th looks closer to opening than it ever has in the past - it seems to have acquired new signage.  I'll have to take a closer look to see if there is any indication when they might open.  For at least a year there has been a sign in Spanish saying something like 'coming soon'.

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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2008, 07:01:30 PM »
Finally had a chance to buy a few things at Despana Brand foods  today on Northern between 86th and 87th.  Since today is Saturday they had lots of free samples out - cheeses, olives, sausages.  I bought cheese and olives.  The cheese was great; the olives were not so fantastic (they came in a can) but the can was so attractive I took a photo that I'm attaching. 



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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2008, 10:40:15 PM »
Has anyone noticed that the Uruguayan bakery on 37th between 85th and 86th looks closer to opening than it ever has in the past - it seems to have acquired new signage.  I'll have to take a closer look to see if there is any indication when they might open.  For at least a year there has been a sign in Spanish saying something like 'coming soon'.

O.K., so is this bakery an extension of La Nueva Cafe or La Nueva Bakery just up the street?  If so, does anyone know what the plans are for the currently existing location?
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Re: food markets/shops
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2008, 05:54:45 PM »
FYI, Zagat's 2009 NYC Gourmet Shopping & Entertaining survey is now open for votes.  They historically have very poor coverage of Queens, so there's an opportunity to nominate your favorite shops (e.g. D'Espana, Cannelle, etc.).  If you submit enough reviews, you can get a free copy of the book.

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« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2008, 03:44:42 PM »
Jackson Heights Health Food on 37th and 83rd is my go-to for healthy food products and produce.  It's been open over a year, but I just found out about it.  All the delicious organic and natural food you could hope for.

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« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2008, 03:44:42 PM »