Monday, May 7, 2007

Groceries & Misc. Markets

We got this from a new resident to Kensington and thought we'd ask for your help.

Any helpful hints for a newcomer in terms of finding a well-stocked, somewhat large supermarket? I've found a few small to medium sized grocers near my apartment (Ocean Parkway bet. Caton and Albermarle) but nothing sizeable -- nothing that even boasts a butcher.

Here's what we suggested (and you can comment on others). We're huge fans of Golden Farm on E4th & Church Ave for veggies, hummus, soy milk, and even a few organic items they stock. We stop in Foodtown for chips or cookies and bread or wraps and find it to be satisfactory. Other then that there is the Food Co-op on Cortelyou Rd. (which is not technically in Kensington even if CT. Muffin thinks so) though we find it crowded and the stock so so. Unfortunately, the truth is we'll go with a friend to Fairway for our boxed goods and travel to TJ's for cheap cereal (Trader O's) and olive oil ($6!). The new option starting in June for veggies, fruit, eggs etc. is the KWT CSA which is really affordable and cool since you're supporting a local farmer. Any other suggestions?