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Nov 17, 2007 03:38 PM

Where to buy jicama in Midtown East

I have searched all over the East side to find Jicama. I have been to Associated on 2nd & 48th, Food Emporium on 2nd & 50th, Dag 2nd & 53rd, Fairway redhook and I can not find it.
Does anyone know of a place near 1st Ave and the low 50's that sells it. Street Vendors are also fine.

Thanks for the help!

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  1. I don't think anybody on the UES has it. IMO jicama is something you have to venture downtown for -- Chinatown specifically. I've never seen a street vendor selling jicama on the UES or on the UWS. It's more of an Asian market thing.

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    1. re: Cheese Boy

      Whole Foods, Time Warner Center/Columbus Circle is probably the closest (I know its on the west side but...)

      1. re: Cheese Boy

        I don't see street vendors selling it either, but do see it on UES markets such as Citarella - but that doesn't help the OP I'm afraid.

      2. Do you use FreshDirect? They often have it.

        1. You might want to try Amish Market on 45th between 2nd and 3rd. I think I've gotten it there before.

          There are two bodegas that sometimes have things like jicama... 55th and 2nd, and 56th and 2nd. Another option... try the bridgemarket at 59th and 1st. They have a pretty extensive produce department as well.

          1. Has anyone had luck finding Jicama since this original post went up? I've recently started my own search for it...and just so happens I work in mid-town east myself...! Thanks,

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            1. re: gaijingirl

              General FYI - found some pre-chopped jicama at the Amish Market. The gentleman I talked to told me that there seemed to be a bit of a shortage, but they had it on back order. Just in case anyone is interested...!