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Chinatown: Best bet grocery stores

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Chinatown: Best bet grocery stores

thora | Feb 24, 2009 06:00 AM

Hi all,
Up until recently, I've been heading (almost exclusively) to Oriental Harvest in Chinatown when I stop in the area for groceries. However, I'm having trouble finding egg-free chow mein noodles there and have found the ice bars/ice cream selection there very small.

Got me thinking...is there another great grocery store that I'm missing? Do Chowhounds have a favourite spot in Chinatown, or do you generally just head in to the closest?

I'm particularly looking for a store that stocks the above (lots of noodle selection, ice cream novelties) plus a good selection of fresh tofu, fresh produce, and bottled sauces (I think they've all got this one covered, though). I'm a vegetarian, so although I'm not particularly concerned about the selection of available meat/seafood, it's possible other hounds using this thread may be. I find Chinatown so busy, so I never have the patience to drop in more than 1 store for groceries, so I'm looking for a bit of a one-stop-shop.

Or, am I making a mountain out of a molehill? Are the stores all generally about the same?

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