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Here's How to Read and Understand a Nutrition Label

The nutrition label on packaged foods can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sure, it’s full of helpful information to inform smart meal choices, but sometimes you just don’t want to face the...

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Instacure #1

by devilham 4 years ago

Anyone know where this can be purchased in the Boston area? I know it can be ordered online, but I would prefer to pay cash (long story, just roll with me here) and prefer not being at the mercy o...

Mandela Foods, W Oakland Opening June 6

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 years ago

Mandela Foods Cooperative opens its new store tomorrow, June 6, across from the West Oakland BART station. From what I'm reading, West Oakland has been without a general grocery store for ages. T...

Where to eat and drink to feel like you're in New York?

by lapengia 5 years ago

I'VE ALSO POSTED THIS IN MANHATTAN AS IT COVERS ALL OVER AND I'M NOT 100% SURE WHERE STUFF IS!! We land tomorrow in NYC for a week of flaneuring and eating. We live in Hackney, London, so I'm...

Additional Boston locations for fresh fish shares

by greygarious 4 years ago

The 8-week Cape Ann Fresh Catch CSF season that starts the week of May 18 will see the addition of two new Boston pick-up locations: Harvest Co-op Arboretum: 3815 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, M...

Gourmet & more - Great new speciality store - Hayes Valley SF.

by sparky403 8 years ago

I just stopped by this 1 week old spot in San Francisco - it's foodie Paradise! Not the mecca of food porn like the ferry building but pretty close for a small space (the parking is better too...

What to bring back from Quebec (Montreal, Gatineau, Quebec City)

Food Tourist
by Food Tourist 5 years ago

I usually stock up on Quebec microbrew beer (not sold at the SAQ -- must search out at markets or small locavore shops), Qui Lait Cru and other local cheeses, fresh bagels (Fairmount, of course), C...

pt reyes/marshall california.....good markets for provisioning

by cathy WATERMAN 7 years ago

heading up to marshall for a week in early sept with my family to relax and cook and look around this beautiful area....we are in a rental house and would love recommendations for local provisioni...

Trip To The Indian Market

by gordeaux 10 years ago

Well, I ran out of most of my staples. No more garam masala, asafoetida, chili pickle, sack of basmati, and I'm down to only one Shan Masala (murg cholay.) So, I'm planning a trip to the good Indi...

Why I love our Asian grocery stores

by blackpointyboots 5 years ago

I was pointing out the crazy price differences between our grocery chain in town (Hyvee) and similar items found at the local Asian grocery stores. Rice stick noodles were $8 at Hyvee. $1.49 at any...

Dr. Browns Soda in Toronto - reliable stockists?

by GrosseDouceur 11 years ago

Has anybody had any luck tracking down Dr. Browns sodas anywhere in Toronto? I know you sometimes see them at Loblaws in Forest Hill, in the kosher section, but even then it's usually only aroun...


by ibew292 6 years ago

Looking for real Buttermilk not the cultured stuff that is for sale everywhere. Hope Creamery makes a lot of butter but I have never seen buttermilk from them for sale. Anyone out there know where...

Eataly ?

by Janskitchen 5 years ago

Haven't heard anything, lately, about Eataly coming to Philly. Anyone know if it's still in the works?

Cane Sugar

by nessy 5 years ago

Hi Hounds I'm looking for a type of sugar for baking. Here's how it's described: "cane sugar means the un bleached, light beige sugar that is less processed than granulated sugar but similar in gr...

Girls lunch pre-Union Square shopping [San Francisco]

by selectiveomnivore 5 years ago

I'm a bit out of touch with the SF food scene having lived overseas for a few years. I'm hosting a small lunch with two good girl friends on a Friday before bridesmaid shopping in or near Union Squ...

What's on Your Pesach Shopping List?

by PotatoPuff 6 years ago

Perhaps a little crowdsourcing will help us avoid last minute forgotten items. I try to avoid processed prepackaged Pesach foods, but I still end up with quite a shopping list. Here's my list, wh...

Heading up to Venice with the family (restos and more)

by Maximilien 5 years ago

We (5 adults+1 pre-teen) will be in venice for my parent 50th wedding anniversary, the last week of april. We have an apartment (near Campo Nazario Sauro) and plan to eat in most of the nights. ...

MEGA shopping in La Cruz, Mexico

by KateForbes 5 years ago

I'm hoping to get to the MEGA to pick up some groceries for our stay near La Cruz in a couple weeks. Can anyone make recommendations on things that shouldn't be missed in a Mexican supermarket? I'm...

Knives for a Paris rental kitchen

by nancyfc 5 years ago

We'll be staying in an Airbnb apartment with a small kitchen in Paris next month. I've found that rental kitchens usually lack decent knives. I am not checking bags, so I can't bring any. Any id...


by julesvandam 5 years ago

I ama firm fan of getting things in situ. Coming from Europe to DC for a few days conference. I plan to buy some things that are hard to get where I live, namely: rye whisky, dried chillies (yet to...

How many stores do you try before you give up and Amazon?

by Just Visiting 5 years ago

Need fine-ground cornmeal. Tried two Whole Foods. They had only coarse and medium. Tried a Giant and a Safeway. No luck. Gave up, came home, and Amazoned. It is getting to the point where if I k...

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