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H-Mart Supermarket, Williston Park, L.I. Opened Today--Review

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H-Mart Supermarket, Williston Park, L.I. Opened Today--Review

Jennifer | Mar 24, 2005 06:55 PM

I happened upon the madness of the above today and stopped in and was glad I did. Similiar to V&T in Hempstead, but preferable I thought. Bright, new, clean, helpful staff and I imagine there will be high turnover of stock, if today was any indication. One of my complaints about V&T is that their fish counter is always so fully stocked (overstocked, I'd say) and the few times I've been there, I'm practically the only one in the store. So, that begs the question, if no one is buying all that fish, what are they doing with it? Re-selling it the next day, and the day after that? Just a thought. Not to mention that I've perused a few perishable items there, milk and yogurt, and upon examining the expiration dates, discovered they were expired.

H-Mart has a superb fish counter as well as an entire pre-packaged sushi & sashimi display and flash frozen fish section as well. Their prices were much lower than those of other local fish markets (who knows that they will remain that way, however).

The vegetable section was very impressive as well. Every vegetable under the sun, extremely fresh and great prices.

The supermarket section is mostly (from what I could see) Asian-oriented. The clientele was also significantly Asian. Many interesting items to try and a great selection of frozen Asian foods, dumplings, cakes, noodles, rice dishes, etc.

They also have an area beyond the registers where they are selling Asian "wares."

If today was any indication, H-Mart has generated a lot of buzz, the check out lines snaked all around the store. I came away with some interesting items and some very fresh tuna for $15.

Sweet Pea across the street is in for a challenge...and will need to freshen up their vegetables & lower their fish market prices right quick if they want to compete!

Enjoy!

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