In my first posting on this site I essentially lamented that my neighborhood is sorely lacking in really good restaurants (frankly, the neighborhood simply deserves better). Here, I have chosen to weigh in on places to buy food (supermarkets, bakeries, etc.). Overall, I am much more upbeat in this regard. I guess it makes sense if one makes the assumption that people here eat out infrequently. Why might this be?
Perhaps people in my neighborhood eat out less than in other Queens neighborhoods because they’re more likely to cook at home. This might be due to larger kitchens, fewer single folks, and/or more families with kids when compared to ethnic foodie Queens citadels like Jackson Heights or Astoria (but I’m just guessing).
Note - since I originally began compiling information for this posting, one Muncan’s (on Seneca Avenue) has closed (“forever” according the other Muncan’s location still left in Ridgewood—discussed below) and the C-Town (also on Seneca) turned into an Associated. Things appear to be in flux right now so I apologize if any of this information is outdated.
Also, there are certainly dozens of small food businesses in this area that I have yet to visit. In this posting, I have focused on some of the larger ones as well as ones that are rather specific in what they sell (e.g., baked goods, meats, etc.). If anyone has been to any food stores in this area that have not been mentioned and are truly amazing, of course, please do share. Everyone in this part of Queens/Brooklyn on this board (myself included) will be grateful!
Anyway, here’s where I’ve been so far…