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.


Toronto Desi/Indian groceries

by tex.s.toast 2 months 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...

Your top 3 in Toronto

by prima 2 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...

Williams Sonoma returns/exchanges—any experiences?

by maggiej 10 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...

Old and new at Chelsea Market, Manhattan...

by gutreactions 11 months 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...

North Shore Farms market coming to Mamaroneck...

by gutreactions 1 year 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...

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

by debmom 12 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...

How much do you spend on groceries - 2018

by MidwesternerTT 7 months ago

I just calculated our budget-categories for the past four months and found I'm spending about $125 each week (i.e., $500/month) for food, soap & paper products. Excluding alcohol and meals out. Ou...

Prince Edward County - PEC 2015

by Breadcrumbs 3 years ago

In the spirit of Food Tourist's 2014 thread, I thought I'd kick off one for this year and start by mentioning that Food & Wine Magazine's Aug 2015 edition has a very good feature piece on PEC spann...

Anything at all in east Contra Costa County...

by wintersweet 5 years ago

Well, I am relocating from Fremont to Antioch/Brentwood for work. I love the food options in Fremont (dozens of restaurants within blocks of me). But it's unavoidable. I've looked at other CoCo thr...

Local eateries take part in Lord & Taylor Charity Days, May 4 & 5!

by gutreactions 11 months ago

Lord & Taylor in the Vernon Hills Shopping Mall, Scarsdale/Eastchester will be hosting Charity Days May 4th & 5th. Local food and dining establishments will be offering tastings throughout the even...

Gansevoort Market: what's good after the move to 14th St?

by gutreactions 11 months ago

After a visit to Chelsea Market we wandered across the street to the relocated Gansevoort Market on 14th Street. It did not seem to be very active on this Sunday afternoon. Luzzo's Pizza was there ...

Lafayette, LA area great eats

by jackierdc 2 years ago

I am amazed that there have been no recent posts! Doing my research, I see that many of the places we used to love are gone, or have changed hands--- like Palace Café in Opelousas. Looking for...

Square watermelon in NYC?

by mali465 1 year ago

I've seen a number of posts about square watermelons (see link), but have been completely unsuccessful in attempting to buy one in NYC or have one shipped. I saw some were sold here in 2010, but ca...

The Best Of The Kensington Market

by Breadcrumbs 8 years ago

It seems like ages since I've been to the Kensington Market and after seeing the recent article in the Toronto Star, I was reminded how much I miss it there. So, that said what are the not-to-...

Source for Hot Dogs and buns used by street vendors?

by ecsix 8 years ago

I was wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the same brand of hot dogs and buns used by street vendors? I'm talking about the big jumbo franks and yellow buns. I've never come across anyth...

California hospitals take obesity fight to supermarkets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Enter a US supermarket and the dilemma is all-too common: Will what I buy be healthy? Fattening? A substitute? That's when many wish they had a specialist at their side. 'Shop with Your Doc,' a...

Food to go and other food shopping in Pisa

by Michaelspont 2 years ago

I had to return to Italy and landed in Pisa on my way elsewhere, and came across a nice gastronomia/tavola calda that is worth knowing about if you are looking for a portable lunch (as I was) to ea...

Online Grocery Shopping with a Nonagenarian

by HeidiCooksSupper 2 years ago

Although we are separated by over 900 miles, my 93-year-old mother and I do her regular grocery shopping together. I thought I'd share how we do it. Between limited eyesight and arthritis, Mom ...

Mars Wrigley's Transaction Zone Vision

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Candy manufacturer Mars Wrigley reported 20% dollar sales lift after redesigning retail check-out to encourage impulse buys.