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Foodie Neighborhood?

aravenel | Jun 9, 2008 01:01 PM

Hi all... I'll be moving to the New York area late summer, and am looking at living in either Brooklyn (probably Prospect Heights, Park Slope, South Slope, but I'm open) or Queens (Astoria or Forest Hills). An important part of my decision about which neighborhood to live in will be food. I'm wondering if the wisdom of Chow could give me some insight into what the more "foodie" neighborhoods of Brooklyn or Queens might be, or if I'm totally off base expecting to find anything of the sort in Brooklyn or Queens.

Some things I'm looking for:

-A farmers market or someplace to buy fresh produce
-A good place to buy fresh fish
-A good Italian grocery/deli (olive oils, cheeses, meats, etc)
-Good grocery store(s)
-Good restaurants. I don't eat out too often, but it's nice to have good, creative cuisine nearby, especially since it often goes hand in hand with the things I'm mentioning here.
-Ethnic restaurants, though I realize I'll probably have to go further out away from the "high rent" districts to get the good stuff (primarily looking for Indian, Thai, Chinese)
-Wine shop and a place to buy good microbrew beers

Any suggestions? Am I hoping for too much?

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