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Where to buy jicama in Midtown East

amyzoee Nov 17, 2007 03:38 PM

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. Cheese Boy RE: amyzoee Nov 17, 2007 09:26 PM

    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
      dkstar1 RE: Cheese Boy Nov 18, 2007 06:38 AM

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

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        MMRuth RE: Cheese Boy Nov 18, 2007 06:52 AM

        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. NYCkaren RE: amyzoee Nov 18, 2007 12:08 PM

        Do you use FreshDirect? They often have it.

        1. egit RE: amyzoee Nov 19, 2007 12:39 PM

          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.

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            gaijingirl RE: amyzoee Dec 17, 2007 01:45 AM

            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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              gaijingirl RE: gaijingirl Dec 18, 2007 05:31 PM

              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...!

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