Articles posted in ‘Shopping’

Lee Turkey Farm

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

While we were in New Jersey this weekend, my cousins took us to Lee Turkey Farm Lee Turkey Farm. It started as a turkey farm in 1868 but it’s a flourishing fruit and vegetable farm as well these days. You can swing by and pick up wonderfully fresh produce already picked for you, or you […]

Welcome to Bay Ridge: Robicelli’s

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, I got a message from Robicelli’s Gourmet Market Robicelli’s Gourmet Market requesting that we come try their cupcakes. We get tons of messages about events, products, and restaurants, and while I always appreciate the invitation and offerings, we just can’t get to every one. There was something special about this […]

Pickles, Olives Etc.

Friday, May 22, 2009

We spotted this Pickles, Olives Etc. stand in a street fair and I was very skeptical. Street fairs are so full of over-priced complete junk these days. Luckily, we did give it a try: some Kosher dills, some half sours, and some spicy pickles. To my complete shock. They were all really good. I’m not […]

Pattycakes

Friday, May 22, 2009

Over a year ago, I wrote a post about how bad the service is at NY Cake Supplies. Despite that and high prices, I’ve still been shopping there. (By the way, never buy anything perishable there because they don’t care about selling expired product. Only buy supplies!) I don’t really have another choice.
One night, I […]

Union Square Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I live right by the Union Square Farmer’s Market so I stop by at least once a week. Over the years, it has gotten pretty expensive, and even though most of the produce ( I don’t like most of the bread vendors) is worth it, I still don’t always buy it there because, I just […]

Fish’s Eddy Huge Sale!

Friday, April 24, 2009

What does getting carried away look like?
We were walking our dog down Broadway this evening and noticed that Fishs Eddy on Broadway & 19th Fishs Eddy was having a sale. We’re not the biggest fans of their stuff, but the sign said 99¢. What could they sell for so little?
It turns out… a lot! […]

Trader Joe’s Ridiculous Lines

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We enjoy the products at Trader Joe’s (such as sweets, feta, yogurts, grain products, and other snacks) , but the lines are just horrible. The store is a disorganized mess that simply can not handle the volume of business they’re getting. I’m sure that’s a wonderful problem to have for the owners (who […]

Economy Shopping on Ninth Avenue

Thursday, March 12, 2009

After lunch at Bali Nusa Indah, Carol gave me a tour of her favorite shopping area. I had no idea these places existed and with the current economy, you’ll consider these places a blessing.
We started at Big Apple Meat Market Big Apple Meat Market, which looks like a ghetto supermarket when you enter. Don’t be […]

Mega and DAC Market

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rick Bayless is known for his cookbooks, cooking shows, and restaurant, Frontera Grill, all of which are accredited for popularizing Mexican cooking in America. So when it came time for us to visit Mexico, we immediately checked his web site for recommendations and Playa Del Carmen happens to be one his favorite places. Today […]

Sun Ming Jan – Meat Candy

Friday, February 20, 2009

My mom took me to Sun Ming Jan Sun Ming Jan, a maker of many salted and dried meats. They are mostly a wholesaler but also sell their goods out of a little window in front. It’s amazing to think these salty dried meats were originally made as a form of preservation and considered poor […]