Ginger Beer in Jackson Heights
Does anybody know of a market or deli or bodega that has ginger beer in Jackson Heights? I've checked several grocery stores and many delis, but no soap. I quite like the Goya ginger beer --- it has a nice bite --- and I've seen most other Goya sodas, plus other Mexican and South American brands. But no ginger beer. I'm drowning in a sea of Malta over here. I'd be willing to go out of my way for it, but in particular if there's a store someplace on Roosevelt or 37th or Great Northern in the 70s and 80s that has it, I'd swoon. I'm mournfully bright and becalmed.
Good luck. Ginger beer is tough to find in any neighborhood. Stewart's actually makes a decent one - so check out larger stores like Fairway or Target.
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I have seen the Goya one at Espresso 77 on 77th off 37th. I don't know if you have asked, but the managers at the Met Food on 37th are pretty willing to order things if you ask them.
I've never tasted ginger beer, but Trader Joe's sells a brand of soda called Hansen's and they make a ginger ale that tastes nothing like schweppes or canada dry, so maybe you would like it?
As an aside, last time I was at The Islands in Crown Heights they had the best home-brewed ginger beer I've ever had. Combined with the amazing, meltingly good jerk chicken with peas and rice, I died. Literally, died.