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Foodmart International in Jersey City

Dee Aug 31, 1999 04:47 PM

Has anyone been here?

  1. t
    tommy Oct 2, 1999 06:41 PM

    We shop there all the time.

    As someone mentioned, they have quite a selection of Asian foods (and not just chinese). it seems that spanish and a few other foods are well represented as well.

    the produce is generally pretty good, and i've often had whoever is stocking the produce ask if i'd like a fresh one of whatever i was about to pick up.

    a lot of fresh fish, although i've seen some 'floaters' most times, which turns me off.

    meats are respectable, and there's quite a selection of body parts that i would never eat

    it's best to go if you know exactly what you want, and exactly where it is! that really means, the first 4 times you go, it will be a headache, but after that, it becomes invaluable (unless you want to jump on the path to chinatown)

    1. g
      glenn Sep 5, 1999 03:04 PM

      Yes. Is there anything in particular you want to know?

      As mentioned, they have a large Asian section. I guess
      that's why they call themselves international. The
      meat is not the greatest. I'm not cost savvy, so I
      can't tell you whether they're economical. If you have
      a question about where to find something, good luck.
      The most important aspect to me aside from whether they
      carry what I'm looking for, is how fast I can complete
      my least favorite chore of shopping. In that regard, I
      rank them highly.

      1. m
        MU Sep 1, 1999 08:08 AM

        I was there last year. If memory serves, it has a large
        assortment of Korean/Asian stuff, including produce,
        but is mildly overpriced except for extra-cheap
        specials. Good if you're in the neighborhood, but not
        (to me) worth a special trip.

        4 Replies
        1. re: MU
          Frank Language Sep 6, 1999 01:35 AM

          Is this the same as Yaohan? On a FirstClass BBS I
          frequent, there was a discussion about Yaohan in Jersey
          City, where one guy raved about the place, and another
          guy went and ended up agreeing with him: "Someone
          posted trivia about Yaohan awhile back.
          Well we finally went and had a blast.
          Ate sushi, shopped for adenishiki, enoki and other
          Felt like we were in Japan"

          First guy replied: "Your Welcome..
          I think Yaohan is the place..
          The resturants are cheap.
          They got a lot of good stuff..
          The supermarket there not cheap, but the quality of
          their meat & fish is REALLY good.
          Plus they have stuff you just cannot get anywhere

          "Also if you walk behind Yaohan, there is another mall
          with a crabhouse and outback steakhouse.."

          Because I don't ever go to Jersey City, I have no idea
          if this is the place you're talking about.

          1. re: Frank Language
            glenn Sep 6, 1999 05:33 AM

            >Is this the same as Yaohan?

            It sounds like a completely different place. The Int'l
            Market is a supermarktet that opened about 2 years ago.
            No restaurants, though I know the original plans
            called for opening up other stores and restaurants next
            to the market.

            I'd love to learn more about Yaohan..

            1. re: glenn
              Jim T. Sep 7, 1999 12:15 AM

              Yoahan is on the Hudson in Edgewater or nearby and the
              other is in Jersey City.
              Yoahan is like being in Japan albiet cheaper.

              1. re: glenn
                lisalt Dec 31, 2000 11:47 PM

                i wonder if there is foodmart international in new york city?

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