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Sep 30, 2007 08:48 AM

Homemade granola in Manhattan?

I just moved to Manhattan, and I'm looking for a place other than my local Whole Foods to buy good granola. Near Chelsea would be nice, but I'm willing to walk a bit. Any suggestions?

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  1. I would have said Whole Foods, but what about Trader Joe's or Farmer's Market Grocery Store on 23rd and 6th and 7th?

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    1. re: kcijones001

      At the Famers Maket in Union Square there is a vendor that has great granola that you buy by the pound. Sorry, don't know the name but they are usually on Union Square West. You can't miss it though. They sell it from help yourself containers. It's hit or miss if they are there.

      1. re: closer53

        "At the Famers Maket in Union Square there is a vendor that has great granola that you buy by the pound. "

        US West, North end... should be there every Saturday. They have some great standard cheeses as well (cheddar, Edemer, etc) and a killer loaf of white sandwitch bread

    2. I don't know that it is "homemade", but I've heard raves about Balthazar's granola - they sell it at the bakery next door. A bit of a walk from Chelsea, but maybe something to keep in mind if you're in Soho sometime.

      1. I don't know if it's homemade, but there's a small health food store (called "Yes Natural Foods"?) a block or two up from Whole Foods on 7th Ave that has granola in bulk.

        1. Strangely enough, Alice's Tea Cup sells great granola. Also had good stuff from the Amish Market.

          1. Le Pain Quotidien makes an awesome chocolate granola. Healthy? Probably not...but it's really tasty. It has dried bananas (which I normally detest) and dried coconut in it. A friend bought some, for her husband, last year at the NY Marathon. He was thrilled to eat it after the race and we were lucky to get a few handfuls each, too! I can't say I'd allow myself to buy it ever again, because it's just way too insanely good to have in the house!

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            1. re: brownie

              I second Le Pain Quotidien. I've never had their chocolate granola but the regular is excellent.