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Shopping

We can all use a little retail therapy. Chat with our community about food shopping, from hard-to-find ingredients to meal planning techniques, favorite stores, and more.

7 Tips for Smart Shopping in the Time of Coronavirus

We've covered the nuts and bolts of safely shopping during the coronavirus pandemic (and even how to clean and sanitize your groceries), but when it comes to what exactly you should buy—and what to...
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Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

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by gutreactions 11 days ago

It is getting ridiculous out there! Go market shopping and you will find meat prices going north; cherries ranging from $2.99 to a whopping $14.99; artichokes, 2 for $3.99 to 1 for $4; rhubarb from...

A stop at Yaranush Mediterranean Market, White Plains...

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by gutreactions 28 days ago

We were out for a drive and decided to stop in at Yaranush Mediterranean on Central Ave., White Plains. We have been cooking up a storm during coronavirus, with no particular cuisine in mind. So, w...

Your top 3 in Toronto

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by prima 3 years ago

What are your top 3 foods/restaurants /places to shop in Toronto lately? My top 3 places to eat: Saturday Dinette, for brunch and for dinner. Love their mac & cheese and their fried chicken. D...

Old and new at Chelsea Market, Manhattan...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

There have been a lot of changes at Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. We did a spring foray on Sunday afternoon and it was bustling, busy as usual. There is a basement le...

Sonoma County Egg Hunt: I Brake for Fresh Farm Eggs

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by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Over the past year or so, I’ve made a point to stop whenever I see a roadside sign offering “Eggs” along the back roads of Sonoma County. I’m spotting them with increasing frequency and more will ...

Mobile Payment Apps

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In the time of coronavirus when we are trying to reduce contact, restaurants with reduced staff and services are reluctant to accept cash except for exact change or physically touch credit cards. S...

Fischer & Miller Meats opens to public in White Plains...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Due to the coronavirus crisis, many food & supply wholesalers have seen a dramatic drop in business. Some are opening their doors to the public for the first time to bring in much needed cash flow....

Fairway Markets sold...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Fairway Markets in Manhattan, including the iconic store in Harlem, have been sold to Village Super Market, owner of several Shop Rite Super Market locations, reports say. The remaining Fairway Mar...

Carrboro Food Hub

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by Rory 2 months ago

this is a fantastic local initiative to support farmers, restaurants: "Pick up fresh produce, quality meats, and prepared meals three times a week in the heart of Carrboro. Feed your family while...

Get your designer shopping bags out of the closet...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Now that New York is banning single use plastic bags from stores and markets, those lovely designer bags we bought can be put to good use, or more consistent use, anyway. They were a 'hot' item for...

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

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by debmom 13 years ago

Just returned from a day of shopping at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack. We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and all the food was cold, service slow and not very good. Any suggestions for som...

Prepping for Hanukkah: your favorites, best sources...

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Hanukkah, the 'Festival of Lights', is coming up fast. What traditional dishes are your family favorites? Which markets/stores offer the best variety of ingredients? Do you cook it up at home, or d...

food shopping at Winners

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by prima 7 years ago

Noticed Torani syrups, Tazo tea, several brands of coffee, pasta, pasta sauce, olive oil, balsamic and kettle corn at the Winners near SLM. Anyone have recs for food bought at Winners lately?

Paris from mid-September to mid-October!

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by sfcarole 5 years ago

Presented with a whole month in Paris, it still takes time to think it all through, but I guess that’s part of the fun. This Board has been a huge help in putting together our restaurant and shoppi...

Where to buy Imported Buffalo Mozzarella?

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by itryalot 11 months ago

where is a good place to purchase Italian buffalo mozzarella that is not more costly than need be. Will be in TO, Etobicoke area and will have car. I'd need several of the buffalo mozzarella. I kno...

Sausage without pork casing?

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by Nocontact 8 years ago

I don't eat pork but I love sausages. I find over and over that turkey, chicken and lamb sausages come in pork casings which for me defeats the purpose. Anyone know somewhere in Toronto where you...

Suggestions for two 20-something on a budget in Seattle?

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by ninrn 11 months ago

My niece just graduated from college and she and her boyfriend are taking their first vacation together to Seattle. Both love anything to do with the art and science of making food and beverages, a...

Toronto Desi/Indian groceries

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by tex.s.toast 1 year ago

Looking for suggestions on where to shop for an upcoming visit - will be in town for Family Day and, inspired by a recent family trip, I'm looking to shop for a chaat party. If anyone had useful i...

Williams Sonoma returns/exchanges—any experiences?

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by maggiej 12 years ago

Getting married and am considering registering for appliances at Williams Sonoma–read somewhere that they guarantee their appliances even beyond the regular warranty...does anyone have experience w...

North Shore Farms market coming to Mamaroneck...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

This food market group is out of Long Island. They are planning a big new store at the former A&P location in Mamaroneck. It will be their first venture into Westchester County. Does anyone have an...