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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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North Shore Farms market coming to Mamaroneck...

by gutreactions 3 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 2 years 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 5 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 7 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 years 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 9 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 10 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 4 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 4 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 Anonymous 4 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 4 years ago

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

Foodie Shopping in New York for Canadian

by MissM13 4 years ago

Hi there! I will be in New York for a Conference in mid-January, and I'd like to plan some time for foodie shopping for a Canadian (ie: Things I can't find at home, in Montréal). The confere...

Grocers Feel Chill From Millennials

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

“I don’t think we’ve seen shopping change so dramatically ever,” said Marty Siewert, senior vice president for consumer and shopper analytics at Nielsen. “Those things in the past that have been re...

Tokyo/Kyoto 'minimalist' ceramics, Katsuobushi etc to USA, kaiseki kids and knife sharpening

by happynarwhals 4 years ago

Hi Going to Tokyo and Kyoto on Sat for 10 days and just thought you experts out there might know the answers to a few questions! (background.. lived worked in Tokyo and Kyoto about 20 yrs ag...

1 day in Parma / Reggio Emilia

Ali G
by Ali G 4 years ago

I'll be staying in Reggio Emilia on business for a week with 1 full Saturday on my own. I know this isn't much time to do any exploring, so how would you suggest spending the day? I'd like to ...

Buying food in shops and markets

by hychka 4 years ago

We will have an apartment on Rue Montorgueil in Paris for a month next year and are looking forward to shopping in the many shops and market places on the street and in the surrounding area. I wond...