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Foods I can't live without from the Red Hook Fairway

Alisonleslie Aug 11, 2006 12:49 AM

1. Wallaby yogurt. God, these yogurts are so good and come in such unbelievable flavors - mango lime, orange passionfruit, even the lemon is devine.

2. Abba herring. Right accross from the smoked fish counter, I've tried all the variations and have concluded that the "traditional marinade" is my favorite. It's so good I can eat half of it right out of the jar before I even get to the table.

3. Fairway brand Kalamata olive oil. So tasty, such a good deal.

4. Local Red Jacket Orchards apricots. Better than any I've had and so freaking gorgeous to look at.

5. Jules Destrooper Butter Almond Cookies. Crispy, buttery and seven is the official serving!

6. I'm really not a prepared food person but the baked and breaded chicken cutlets with dried cranberries and pecans are totally addictive.

7. Elite Mulberry juice. Watered down a bit and over ice, ahhh.

8. Japanese "Spicy Sauce". You know that orange-ish mayo that all those spicy tuna rolls contain? I think it's so hilarious that Fairway sells it in little containers but I love it and I dip everything into it.

9. Recently, the lobster rolls on the cafe menu. No, it's not the best lobster roll in recorded history, but for nine bucks including olive oil chips and good cole slaw, sitting out back watching the boats go by, I am entirely happy.

10. Saba. Love it with gorgonzola and also chunks of parmigiano.

No one can talk cheese or slice smoked salmon like Blue Apron and so it shall always be for me, but my list of Fairway addictions is growing.

Anyone want to add on?

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    chowkitty Aug 15, 2006 03:17 PM

    I too love the smoked salmon ends. I enjoyed the spicy cucumber yogurt soup, but as I hate spending money on prepared foods, have only gotten it once on a rave from my mom. Got some Bulgarian feta this week that was lovely. Whole red snapper last night which was lovely. And the usda prime steaks are great on the grill!

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      josh L Aug 14, 2006 08:40 PM

      The imported olive oils are the best money can buy in the USA. Also, who can go wrong with Berkshire pork chops foe eight bucks a pound?

      1. EJC Aug 14, 2006 01:25 PM

        Their $6/lb beef tenderloins are a bargain. The Fairway brand extra-virgin olive oil is a great everyday olive oil as well.

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        1. re: EJC
          josh L Aug 14, 2006 07:52 PM

          The imported olive oils are the best money can buy in the USA. Also, who can go wrong with Berkshire pork chops foe eight bucks a pound?

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          BGRose Aug 14, 2006 04:46 AM

          I really like their Thai Shrimp soup.

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            Jeffy Aug 14, 2006 12:40 AM

            I went for the first time last week and was a bit underwhelmed, but I did pick up two house brand items that ended up being good values: the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (be sure to finish it a couple of days after opening it!) and a large bottle of pasta sauce (for $2.69).

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              sashimi Aug 12, 2006 12:16 AM

              chocolate chip cookies from their bakery - one of the best i've ever had.

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                dianasiri Aug 11, 2006 06:02 PM

                Jumbo shrimp -- so tasty and fresh
                fresh whole wheat linguine -- finally, a whole wheat pasta that doesn't taste like a compromise
                The fresh, not-from-concentrate pomegranate juice that is always being sampled when you walk in - cheaper and scads better than Pom (which, who knew, is actually from concentrate)
                The packaged sea salt and rosemary flat breads near the bakery section - wow.

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                  redgirl Aug 11, 2006 05:43 PM

                  fairway brand spinach and cheese ravioli. they were great.

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                  1. re: redgirl
                    fudluvr Aug 11, 2006 09:42 PM

                    I thought of another!! The lasagna in the fresh pasta section. It is around $2.49/box, and you can cut it up into tagliatelli or use for your own ravioli or tortellini.

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                    bruklinboy Aug 11, 2006 05:34 PM

                    Fairway Salsa(Spicy), in the refrigerated section across from the meat counter

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                      fudluvr Aug 11, 2006 04:47 PM

                      1. Ben's cream cheese!!!!! You must try this.
                      2. Fairway smoked salmon "ends". $3.99/lb.
                      3. Fairway Grapeseed oil--$8.99 for a large bottle. Great price.
                      4. Mini-bagels--perfect size. See number 1 and number 2.
                      5. Ground Bison--makes awesome and healthy burgers
                      6. SO swears by the oxtail and stuffed cabbage on the hot bar.
                      (I haven't had it yet...)

                      I am sure there is more--but that's a start...

                      1. Chas Aug 11, 2006 01:41 AM

                        The Prime Beef in the Butcher's section.

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