It brought to mind the question of where to grocery shop in our 'nabe? The closet grocery store to me is the C-Town on Dekalb and Taaffe. They remodeled it last year and while it's much better than it was when I first moved here, it's still nothing to write home about. The produce section is a little sad, and everything's too expensive. It does have a pretty nice beer selection, though, but again it's all too expensive.
If i'm up for a little walk, there's the Associated on Myrtle. It's a bit better than the C-Town, but again nothing special. It's better mostly because it's bigger so there's more of a selection. Across the street, though, is a great little "gourmet" grocer that I like going to. Pretty good produce and other sundries like sushi fixins, and the prices don't seem to be that bad. Can't remember the name of it at the moment, but it has a green awning.
Fresh Direct does deliver to the 'hood, and we'll use that from time to time if I'm make a big meal and I know I'll need things a few days ahead of time. Again, a little more expensive, but at least there you're paying for the convenience of delivery. I'd always been very happy with the quality of Fresh Direct's produce.
If I venture outside Clinton Hill, I'm likely to hit the Garden of Eden in Brooklyn Heights or the Fairway in Red Hook. Rumors abound of a Fairway at the Navy Yard, which would be fantastic.
So how about everyone else? Where do you like to shop?