Your Fave Gourmet Grocer in Ffld County
Going to make some foodie gift baskets for the holidays. Where do you like to shop for this kind of stuff?
What a yummy idea! I do this, too. Friends and family have plenty of "stuff," but everyone can use consumables.
I've been very happy with these purveyors:
Balducci's in Ridgefield, at 21 Governor Street, www.balduccis.com
Zeytinia in Wilton, at 14 Danbury Road, the east side of Rte. 7, same shopping plaza as Outback Steakhouse.
Trader Joe's in Darien, at 436 Post Road, the south side of Route 1, same shopping plaza as Orvis.
Another Trader Joe's in Westport, at 400 Post Road E, on the south side of Rte 1.
Penzey's in Norwalk, at 197 Westport Avenue, the north side of Route 1, east of Stew Leonard's -- this place sells outstanding individual and mixed spices, including boxed collections if you have gifts to mail.
I've also found some fun stuff for foodie baskets at the Scandinavian shop on High Street in Norwalk, which is just about 1.5 miles south of Stew Leonard's on Rte. 1--turn at the VFW hall.
The things that have been favorites of the giftees have either come from Penzey's or Trader Joe's, but I'd love it (personally) if someone went to Zeytinia for me.
Same place bro, and jfood used to wonder the the greenwich ave store at lunch time from stm.
Firections from the merritt - it is exit 38 route 123. Head north all the way through New Canaan and into NY. About 1 1/2 miles on the left just past the Getty Station there is a strip mall with a deli (and here's a secret, the bagels there are actually edible and the only ones in CT that jfood eats), two liquor stores, a pharmacy, the post office, a chinese take-away and smack dab in the middle is Greenwich Produce. Same ladies from Greenwich Ave.
Macoun apples were 149 last night and food emporium were 249. And they have Chiquita bananas, better than the Bonita stuff the grocers carry.Jfood told mrs jfood that if he ever says he's going to Stew's for veggies/fruit to hit him.
Glad to help A.
Thanks for all the recos!
WendyB - I totally forgot about Penzey's! Good call.
jfood - Thanks for the heads up on Greenwich produce. Just a shot up 123, not too far from home!
ps - A couple of my favorite "gourmet" grocers are Village Market & Palmers. They both have specialty items you can't really find anywhere else! Not sure they totally qualify as "gourmet" but I thought I'd share :)