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Discuss national grocery chains, local supermarkets, liquor stores, and specialty vendors like butchers, bakeries, and farmers' markets.


Grocery Outlet - September 2021

by takuhead 8 days ago

Palo Alto GO Marin Grassfed Smoked Butter $2.99 for same size 16 ounces - never seen this before so had to get it - quite nice on sauteed mushrooms. Might go back for some more


by strawberry drago 11 years ago

Where can I find Chinese sesame candy It was served at Chinese restaurants after dinner Candy is soft and sweet of a dark color like molasses without nuts Small squares sprinkled with sesame see...

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Chorizo Manhattan

by Fritz 16 days ago

is there any place in lower manhattan to find a better brand of chorizo like cacique or any good quality alternative?

Hon Mirin

by spiffcleanser 16 days ago

Hi, I’m looking for a source for Hon Mirin, ideally Near Davis Square, Somerville. thanks in advance, Spiff


"Daan-Go Cake Lab," Times Square, Richmond Hill - Overpriced, underwhelming and over-rated!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 days ago

Question: Duo, Ruelo, JW and Daan-Go. What is the common denominator?! Answer: They are all Richmond Hill patisseries, within 5 minutes drive of each other and all owned by pastry chefs who are ...

Free pint of Humphry Slocombe Cornflake Crunch ice cream for the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

"IT’S BACK. ALL our Bay Area scoop shops are restocked and ready! Where are all my VAXXED people at? Y’all done good. Now we want to return the love. For the entire month of September, any guest w...


Help Buying American Bresse Chicken Ready To Cook!

by Gubbins 6 days ago

Hi - I'm a newcomer. On searching this site I see that this topic has come up in the past - but on threads that are too old to add new posts Put simply - I'm a fan of the Bresse chicken - having...

Any great Italian sausage (both hot and mild) in Tampa?

by soccermom13 6 months ago

Hi everyone, Minnesotan here, whose daughter has moved to Tampa and says she can't find good Italian sausage. Can anyone direct her to a store where she can purchase great Italian sausage? Tha...

Costco Food Finds - 2021

by treb 9 months ago

Well I'm happy to see 2021 is here. There have been some interesting buys lately, great cheese selections, wines and some excellent fruit and produce this past season. Please tell us what are...

Grocery Outlet - August 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

What are your Grocery Outlet finds this month? Santa Cruz GO: John Wm. Macy's Cheese Sticks, $2.99 - Happy to see these on the shelf again, same price as last year. Sierra Nevada Creme Kefir...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - Spring/Summer 2021

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 4 months ago

We're not getting enough traffic to make it worth a monthly split, so this can serve as a gutbucket for all TJs talk for the foreseeable future. Yay.

Who Wants Trader Joes Stuff?

by JayDK 2 months ago

Coming to Vancouver mid August from Seattle. If you'd like some stuff from TJs let me know.

Damson Plums

by CCfromNC 14 days ago

Does anyone have a source for Damson Plums within an hour of Raleigh?

Fresh quince in TO

by prima 15 days ago

Has anyone seen fresh quince in the GTA recently? Either at stores or a farmers’ market? TIA

Favorite Bay Area Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

What's good these days on the San Francisco Bay Area ice cream front? Through the pandemic I've noticed several new purveyors popping up, any that you recommend? Let's hear about start-ups as well ...

Livermore Butcher Shop (and deli)?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The Livermore Butcher Shop opened in May 2020. One of the chefs I follow recently recommended it so now I'm curious. One of the interesting cuts available is the kan kan pork chop. https://www.inst...

Amphora olive oils and vinegars

by trueblu 2 months ago

We live close to this store (on Domingo) in the East bay. We had often walked past it last few months: it was open for pick-up only so one couldn't enter to browse. It finally opened for browsing...

"Best Dim Sum Food Co, 23 Milliken Blvd, Scarborough" - A more in-depth look and tasting of their product offering

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 20 days ago

During the past year and a half of living under Covid restrictions. For my occasional Dim Sum fix, I have grown to rely mostly on store bought frozen Dim Sum. 'Fu Kee Bao Dim, Scarborough', with...

Spaans Cookie Company in Galt

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

This morning I read this piece in the Sacramento Bee about the rush for holiday pies at Spaans Cookie Company in Galt, still owned by the same family for nearly 100 years. http://www.sacbee.com/...