Monday, November 12, 2007

Fresh Garden and Other Grocery Stores

Easy Being Greene pointed me to a Brooklyn Paper article about Fresh Garden, a new semi-organic grocer on Fulton St. Their verdict was that it was all right but a bit too epensive.

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?

10 comments:

Dahlia said...

i live over near fulton, so we shop at the Met on fulton and st james when its an emergency, but otherwise, we try to shop at the park slope food coop. if we need produce during the week, i often pick something up in midtown on my way home, but this will be good since my husband walks by on his way home.

Anonymous said...

I like shopping at the renovated Pathmark at Atlantic Terminal as well as Fairway.The 5th ave Key Food,SuperFoodtown on Fulton St off Brooklyn AVe in Bedstuy and Bjs at Gateway Mall and Costcos.

Anonymous said...

where on fulton is Fresh Garden?!

Brian said...

According to EBG, it's on Fulton near South Elliot.

Anonymous said...

thanks brian. have you been yet? we really need more of these shops in the area. cheers!

Brian said...

No, I haven't had a chance to, I just found out about it this morning. I'm down in that area a lot though, so I'll make a point of stopping in as soon as I can - say, so buy some vegetables to make me feel better after eating half a pig at the Smoke Joint :)

Anonymous said...

well i ate a whole chicken AND mac & cheese the last time i was at smoke joint. too flippin good! so don't feel bad. :)

betsy said...

I mostly shop with a combo of Ft Greene Pk farmers market, Fresh Direct, and a trip into Union Sq Whole Foods once a week. A Fairway at the Navy Yard would be awesome. I'll cross my fingers for that one.

Anonymous said...

my dream is to open a real green grocer here- if only i could do that...

there used to be a fruits and vegetable store over on myrtle- the awning is still there.

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