I am frustrated by the inconsistency of avocados purchased in grocery stores although I do have better luck at the Garden of Eden chain. Is there a BEST place to buy avocados in the city?
I lived in CA for a long time and share your frustration. The best I have avocados I had here are the ones at Costco in Brooklyn. I buy a bag when they are green and put them in a paper bag and within a couple days they are perfect.. I think the trick is to buy them green from someplace where they haven't been handled by about 4,000 people squeezing and bruising them.