Hi everyone, Happy New Year! Hope you all make delicious food in 2013 :-)
I live in Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn (right next door to Park Slope). I've been buying all (or most) of my meat at Fleischer's on 7th ave. It's all organic, grass fed, and local. For produce I've been mainly going to Union Market, or to the farmer's markets when I can, or to Fairway in Red Hook (which is currently closed for renovations due to the hurricane).
What I don't have is a good fish market. I know there are two on 7th ave in Park Slope, but I haven't shopped there yet and would love your opinion on freshness if you've been there? I know that many people also recommend the Chinese markets down in Sunset Park or in Chinatown. What are your opinions on these? Every time I've walked past the fish markets on Canal Street I found them to smell incredibly fish, which I thought is a bad sign.
I definitely value quality and sustainability over cheap prices, but if you trust the Chinese markets I'd love to know. I feel like I may be potentially missing out on a good thing.
I guess now that I found Fleischer's, I feel like I have "my butcher". I would love to have "my fishmonger" as well...
Thanks for your input!