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What do you like in the Essex Street Retail Market?

hungrycomposer Feb 18, 2009 05:07 AM

Going there with three generations today. Anything that shouldn't be missed?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: hungrycomposer Feb 18, 2009 05:11 AM

    Roni-Sue's Chocolates - perfect for all 3 generations!


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      small h RE: hungrycomposer Feb 18, 2009 05:18 AM

      Saxelby Cheese, & Shopsin's (your three generations will not fit, but take a look in, anyway). Let me know if Porto Rico coffee is open yet!

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        pernodoj RE: small h Feb 18, 2009 07:43 AM

        Agree. Although not in Essex market, I'd also make sure to walk across the street and go to Economy Candy.

      2. bobjbkln RE: hungrycomposer Feb 18, 2009 08:30 AM

        Note that the Market is probably smaller than you think (with a number of stalls selling packaged goods as well), so don't expect that you will make a whole day of it.

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          maggiej RE: hungrycomposer Feb 18, 2009 09:24 AM

          Fromaggio. I've bought really amazing things there, and the girl running it is both knowledgeable and friendly. She even remembers what I've bought in the past when I come back a few weeks later!

          Jeffrey's Meats is great, I bought a fabulous white plume chicken from him.

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            hungrycomposer RE: hungrycomposer Feb 18, 2009 08:06 PM

            Thanks everybody. Porto Rico is open. Roni Sue is great. (the person and the chocolates.) I loved the buttercrunch. The pig candy was a must try, but didn't quite come together for me. Saxelby Cheese also carries nice Sullivan Street Bakery bread. I had already bought some queso Oaxaqueno from another vendor (along with some fairly fresh tortillas). A vendor on the West side of the market had a very good $1.25 espresso. Nice how the place is part high end and part economical.
            When did Economy Candy get all cleaned up? It's still the best place to buy my 3 year old niece a pink candy cigar - now all need she needs is a candy bottle of beer to wash it down!

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