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Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: Best Gifts for Your Cheesy Friend

We all have that friend—the turophile who raves about the nutty, creamy nuances of the latest Manchego or Bucheron. Maybe it's you. Or it could be your work-wife. Your boss. Your bestie from college...

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

by gutreactions 6 days 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...

Your top 3 in Toronto

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...

food shopping at Winners

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!

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?

by itryalot 6 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?

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?

by ninrn 6 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...

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

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...

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

by gutreactions 9 months 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...

Toronto Desi/Indian groceries

by tex.s.toast 11 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...

Williams Sonoma returns/exchanges—any experiences?

by maggiej 11 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 1 year 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 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...

How much do you spend on groceries - 2018

by MidwesternerTT 1 year 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 4 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 6 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...