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Offline dssjh

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2019, 07:02:40 PM »
got it. it was just an idle question. i do think there's room for what you're craving, but i think it is a niche market and might have to open in a less-trafficked, less high-rent space. maybe a side street a la E77 or Dosa Delight (a favorite that *can* be healthy if navigated properly) or the stretch of lower 35th where Legends is.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2019, 07:34:49 PM »
got it. it was just an idle question. i do think there's room for what you're craving, but i think it is a niche market and might have to open in a less-trafficked, less high-rent space. maybe a side street a la E77 or Dosa Delight (a favorite that *can* be healthy if navigated properly) or the stretch of lower 35th where Legends is.

The stretch where Legends is would be incredible. That’s where she lives haha. Why do you think a less trafficked area like that would work better though?  Cause of rent simply?  I would have thought the opposite...

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2019, 07:50:25 PM »
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'



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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2019, 08:01:19 PM »
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'

Interesting.  NIMBY fear concerning a bowl of quinoa/acai.

I do think Caffe Bene on 37th Ave sells these "Brooklyn/Astoria style" bowls.  But I've never tried them so can't speak for their quality.  Has anyone tried them?

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2019, 08:47:14 PM »
sorry, i wrote 'than' but obviously i meant 'then'

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2019, 08:54:01 PM »
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'


Dog....I had a feeling somebody would eventually somehow take offense at the notion of literally one healthy type takeout spot.  Nobody is trying to homogenize anything. I have a gut feeling that you are very much pro-diversity. Well, diversity includes a diverse group of people and diverse businesses.  If one establishment (that people of all backgrounds would certainly enjoy) were to hypothetically open, and that somehow would hypothetically bother you...then you are not really into diversity. 

Relax and understand that I feel it’s important for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds to have conveniently located options for fuel that they put in their bodies.  It’s truly nothing more than that.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2019, 09:09:13 PM »
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'

Interesting.  NIMBY fear concerning a bowl of quinoa/acai.

I do think Caffe Bene on 37th Ave sells these "Brooklyn/Astoria style" bowls.  But I've never tried them so can't speak for their quality.  Has anyone tried them?

Cafe Benne is alright. They have some decent options for sure. The one in JH is actually probably the best one I have been too.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2019, 10:24:01 PM »
yes, the rent thing. this is not something *most* people would be into, but it is something that people would head to if they knew it was there.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2019, 10:30:20 PM »
yes, the rent thing. this is not something *most* people would be into, but it is something that people would head to if they knew it was there.

I suppose I would argue that it is not as niche of a thing as you may be asserting. I truly think a ton of people are interested in eating cleaner in this day and age. 

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2019, 09:25:44 AM »
It may not be a niche thing, but the real question that has to be answered is whether the folks that want this kind of takeout are a large enough group and want it often enough to support the existence of a business like this.  And that's impossible to answer until someone does start a business like this in the neighborhood.

I'm not surprised Fresh Spilt Milk didn't make it.  The quality was pretty uneven and they didn't deliver.  The middle eastern food place closing so soon did surprise me. 

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2019, 05:34:25 PM »
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I truly think a ton of people are interested in eating cleaner in this day and age.

Yeah, a lot of people are. But I think a lot of those people eat healthy by eating at home more. I can't really justify the expense of a healthy salad out when there's literally bags of prewashed kale and spinach waiting for me in every grocery store. I've been focusing on losing some weight over the last couple of months, and I'm hard pressed to think of at least one meal at every restaurant I frequent that's at least an okay option when I go out to eat.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2019, 07:17:20 PM »
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I've been focusing on losing some weight over the last couple of months, and I'm hard pressed to think of at least one meal at every restaurant I frequent that's at least an okay option when I go out to eat.

Yeah because there are no spots like the thread is based on!

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2019, 08:58:08 PM »
I meant to write I'm hard pressed to not think of at least one okay meal at restaurants I frequent.  ;D

Okay, Wings Miller really doesn't have any healthy options. But I don't get chicken wings all that often.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2019, 09:45:45 PM »
I admit that I have not been reading here, so hope this info is pertinent.

I walked along Northern Blvd. today and passed Divina Juice Bar, @85th across from RiteAid (718-457-0193) which sells bowls: acai, yogurt, fruit and others.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2019, 11:26:38 PM »
I admit that I have not been reading here, so hope this info is pertinent.

I walked along Northern Blvd. today and passed Divina Juice Bar, @85th across from RiteAid (718-457-0193) which sells bowls: acai, yogurt, fruit and others.

Cool thanks, good to know.  Looks good in terms of juices and acai. Legit juice bar. For that it looks great.

I guess I am still more talking about food though. Market plarea, wraps, etc like was mentioning in the OP.  Def thanks for the heads up tho.

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Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2019, 11:26:38 PM »