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Awesome Korean food in Chestnut Hill Farmer's Market

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gourmetdiva Aug 4, 2008 11:19 AM

Just to let everyone know, I recently got some takeout from the korean stand at the farmer's market in chestnut hill. It was awesome! We picked up a lot of different things. some side dishes and a few platters. Even my kids loved it and they are a picky bunch. I think the name of the stand is called kimchi. I went there after readng a review in our local paper about their food. the critic was so right. Our family will definitely be regulars.

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    SpdRcr069 Aug 5, 2008 09:09 AM

    Where in CH is the Farmer's Market? Is it close to the Regional Rail Lines (R5/R7)? I'd love to check it out. I live in Philadelphia (Fishtown/NoLibs) and like to explore the different farmer's/ open markets in and around Philadelphia. And I am Korean, I'd like to check out this Korean Food Stand.

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      zumir Aug 5, 2008 08:41 PM

      Take the R7 to the Gravers station. Two blocks west to germantown avenue, then one block south to Southampton. The market is behind the Chestnut Hill Hotel

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        givemecarbs Aug 5, 2008 09:00 PM

        Haven't been there in years. Used to go for the salt sticks at the bakery loaded with caraway seeds and salt. Wonder if they are still there. Will have to stop by. What are their hours again please? I guess I could google the hours but I am wondering if the salt sticks still await me?

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          Laura D. Aug 6, 2008 05:42 AM

          I think the bakery you are referencing is no longer. There really is no bakery left in the market, but you have several other good bakeries in Chestnut Hill should you decide to pay a visit!

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            zumir Aug 8, 2008 06:16 AM

            hours are 8 to 6 Thurs/Fri and 8 to 5 sat . Baker Street is awesome for bread at G-town and Willow Grove

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              kagoo Aug 8, 2008 12:46 PM

              Oh, those salt sticks! I'd forgotten all about them; they were addictive.

              Yep, that bakery is gone, but Baker Street, as someone else pointed out, is great for bread, and Cake, at Germantown and Highland (behind Robertson's Florist) is great for sweets (and breakfast and lunch). There is another, much smaller farmers' market on Evergreen, just off Germantown (behind the parking lot behind the bank). Unlike the larger farmers' market, this one carries lots of local produce -- Jersey corn picked that morning, Jersey tomatoes, etc.; there's also a fish market and a small, casual restaurant for eat-in or takeout; the food is great. Both markets are worth visiting; each has its own charm.

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                Bob Loblaw Aug 8, 2008 01:20 PM

                i'm less into baker street than other folks here.
                very good baguettes, but the rest of the breads are just so-so, IMHO. much prefer the breads at metropolitan, except for the baguettes.

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                  Laura D. Aug 8, 2008 02:14 PM

                  I agree with you Bob. I think that Baker's Street is really overpriced and nothing I've had there has been very good. Back about 10-15 years ago when I was a kid in Paoli I used to take the R5 out to Suburban Square just to buy the caramelized onion focaccia at the Baker's Street outlet (now defunct). Unfortunately, even the focaccia I used to love isn't enough to draw me in except when nothing else is available, and I live on the same block of Germantown Avenue as Baker's Street. It doesn't help the cause that many of their staff members are kind of rude too!

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          zumir Aug 4, 2008 06:57 PM

          Thanks for the heads up; will try it. I like the mexican booth there very much, and the meat at the butcher is always outstanding.

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