India’s prized Alphonso mango, a legal import for only the past couple of years, is back. “Delicious, sweet, creamy, fragrant,” sighs kathryn, who struck gold at Patel Brothers grocery in Jackson Heights.
The fruit were only available by the case, for $30. kathryn’s contained 14 “juicy little yellow/green babies,” each swaddled in its own wrapping. The season is brief—and briefer still this year because of bad weather—so “get them while you can,” she advises.
Patel Brothers [Jackson Heights]
37-27 74th Street (between 37th Avenue and 37th Road), Jackson Heights, Queens
Board Link: Indian Mangoes Are Back