Your Fresh Direct picks?
So, I decided to give this a spin. What are your favorites? I am still going to go supermarket and such, so yumminess factor is more important to me.
don't really like much of their fresh stuff but the rosa mexicano line of prepared heat and eats is pretty good. much better than any of their other heat and eat lines.
I like the Chilean Sea Bass, Chicken Cacciatore w/ gnocci and Edamame heat & eats. I was so excited about rosa mexicano items, but they were all (beef enchiladas, ready to cook shrimp) too spicy for me :(
Try the duck leg confit... very delicious. I don't know where to find them tho... just search duck. They used to be $4.99 per lb, but now I think they're $8.99... still worth it tho. I heat them thru in the microwave then crisp them up in a pan.
Produce is generally on the expensive side, and there's always the threat of it getting bruised up along the way. All of the fish I've tried has been fine, even the "president's picks," which I've wondered as to why it's been discounted.
I'll definitely have to try the curried chicken salad!
I used to go nuts for their Bentzy's smoked almonds, and their dried mangoes were a staple at my office desk. They have evidently ended their relationship with Bentzy's, though, and have their own, miserable brand. The smoked flavor on the nuts is just on the salt, which all settles at the bottom of the bag, and the mangoes have an oddly metallic flavor to them.
I second the streetcarts for produce especially for tomatoes. The only thing I can really recommend from fresh direct are the persian cucumbers. They have taste (unlike regular store cucumbers) and are difficult to find elsewhere.
I order weekly from freshdirect for staples (canned food, milk, eggs, sliced bread etc..) ... but because it was such poor quality I don't order produce or meat (haven't tried the fish) with the following exceptions:
Brocolli, Cauliflower, Lemons and cucumbers.