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


'LIVE' Soft Shell Crab at St. Lawrence Market!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 days ago

Popped into St. Lawrence market to get some smoked Salmon and Gravlax from Mike's and Seafront. Saw some FRESH soft shell crab on sale. Bought a couple to try. When I unpacked them at home... OMG, ...


Yuzu Juice

by onecheekymonkey 7 days ago

Anyone know where in the LA area you can buy Yuzu Honten? My source is out of stock.

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Grocery Outlet - May 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

What have you found at Grocery Outlet this month? Last week in Cloverdale: Three Twins ice cream - the novelties arrived, single serving cups and sundae cones, also different flavors in pints...

Four Star Seafood & Provisions | San Francisco & Bay Area delivery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 17 hours ago

Four Star Seafood & Provisions was a supplier to the City's top restaurants. With the collapse of the hospitality industry, it has pivoted to cater to consumers. Over the past couple months, the we...

Where to purchase good quality blue crabs in Brooklyn or long island?

by Bluecrabaddict 20 hours ago

Hi, Trying to find good quality blue crabs in Brooklyn or will take a trip to Long Island to pick up fresh/live blue crabs. Please recommend markets. Thank you!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - May 2020

by RussTheRaccoon 26 days ago

From April showers come May flowers. Signs of spring are everywhere and much appreciated when venturing outside for essentials during the pandemic. Along with the blooms, a new Fearless Flyer wil...


Metro N.Y. Farmers Markets open with Covid restrictions...

by gutreactions 2 days ago

We look forward to it every spring/summer/fall as Farmers Markets kick-off with the best their seasonal harvest have to offer. The new normal in 2020 is farmers markets are opening with many corona...

Grocery Delivery During CV Emergency

by Querencia 2 months ago

I would be grateful if people who know about this would post. Which Chicago stores are delivering? Do I start with the website of the store (eg Jewel, Potash) or of a delivery service (eg Instacar...

Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

Where to buy small-sized soybeans (for natto)

by nononana 4 years ago

Hello, I started making some natto at home recently and I am looking for smaller sized soybeans. The ones I find at regular supermarkets are bigger than my liking - I'd like to purchase something l...

2019-2020 Dungeness crab in the Bay Area

Sushi Monster
by Sushi Monster 5 months ago

It's that time again. Anyone seeing crab at R99? Report in! Supposedly Safeway and Lucky are saying by the end of the week. But that's for cooked crab.


Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Pub cheese?

by CafeOle 10 days ago

So I'm dying for some homemade broccoli cheddar soup! And I usually buy a tub of whipped chedder cheese from trader joes for it. It melts so much better in the soup then shredded and doesn't get as...

Fresh SSC at JJ Hook - summer is coming!

by Niblet 6 days ago

Today I picked up a hunk o' sushi-grade tuna ($23/lb), steamers ($who cares), and a soft-shell crab ($10 ea) for a spicy-dredge-and-fry. Fortunately they'll clean the crab b/c I just don't have it ...

Looking for sour cherry puree near Fairfield county

by rubylewct 6 days ago

Looking for sour cherry (also called Morello cherry) puree (likely frozen) close to fairfield county, ct. I've searched lower fairfield county area and no dice. I know I can get online, but the sh...

Muscoot Farmers Market, Katonah, opens...

by gutreactions 6 days ago

It is nice to hear Muscoot Farmers Market on Rt. 100 in Katonah has opened on Sundays thru Nov. 22. There are a lot of Covid-19 restrictions though. Visiting the farmers market will require an appo...

Baldor Foods starts home delivery...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Baldor Foods, a major Bronx-based wholesale specialty food supplier to the restaurant/hospitality industry in the metro New York area, has announced it will do home delivery for the first time. Min...

Friday popcorn @ The Clover | Cloverdale - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Five years ago, I posted about the new scoop shop serving Three Twins ice cream at The Clover Theater in Cloverdale. https://www.chowhound.com/post/clover-scoop-shop-cloverdale-sonoma-county-1013...

Any recent happy farmers market visits?

by tcamp 13 days ago

Early on, I went to the Dupont FM when the the VA markets were closed. Now VA markets are "open" but you need to preorder your items. For me, that is no fun. Half of the pleasure of cooking for me ...

Rancatore's open again in all locations

by youngho 10 days ago

Rancatore's is open in again in all three of their Lexington, Belmont, and Newtonville locations for online ordering and scheduled pickup. They're my favorite local vendor of New England-style ice ...