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Cherry Hill Gourmet market, Sheepshead Bay

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I did a search and couldn't find any reference to this wonderful place. So here it goes.

In one of our trips to Brighton Beach we decided to change our cell phones and got a tip from the Russian guy at the cellular store* - best bread in the neighborhood, in his opinion, is either at a Turkish bakery on Ave. Z or Cherry Hill market. We drove a couple of minutes to Cherry Hill and are in love with the place. Clean, excellent food, and the cherry on top: open 24/7. AND there's a parking lot.

Breads are indeed superlative, everything we tried from the salad/cooked food counter was good to excellent (worth mentioning the rabbit in cream sauce I got the last time - I was expecting dry, overcooked meat but boy, was I wrong!), even the pastries were better than your average Brighton Beach food store. Other stuff we get there: Odessa brandza and some wonderful pork sausage, the Israeli Salad is superlative, a so called "youth" (or "healthy") salad, a tongue and radish salad, baked giant beans... and there's always more.
Also worth mentioning there's a Cafe on the second floor.

See the pictures in my flickr set (click on slideshow in the upper right corner) and judge for yourself if it's worth the trip. Mind you, we're traveling from Sunnyside for this place - I'd say it's worth it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/loladear...

Cherry Hill supermarket - 1901 Emmons Ave. (Lundy's Building

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*which shows you can find out about great food in the most unexpected places :D

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Cherry Hill Gourmet Market
1901 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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  1. Late this summer I stopped in with a friend, only after we'd been eating here and there for several hours, and I couldn't manage more than a beverage. However, Cherry Hill (which also has at least one other branch, near King's Highway) is very impressive. My first thought, as yet to be supported by in-depth eating, is that it rivals M&I International Foods in the breadth and quality of its offerings, with the advantage of many more young, bilingual counter staff who are happy to explain what's what.

    1. I will be close to this area next week and wonder if there are any recent comments about this market..still worth visiting for food browsing and buying? If so, what products are recommended..any special breads or pastries? Fresh soups? Pickles?

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      1. re: erica

        Was in here the other day. Already had a handful of stuff from Georgian Bread, but picked up some mushroom salad and pickles. There was also a ton of good looking hot food that I had to pass on. Not a huge pickle selection, though, if that's what you're coming for. Otherwise, it's worth checking out.

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        Georgian Bread
        265 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

        1. re: ChiefHDB

          Mushroom salad sounds good! And I've not heard of Georgian Bread but that, too, sound s worth checking out. What did you buy there/what are they known for? Thanks!

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          Georgian Bread
          265 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

          1. re: erica

            They specialize in shotis puri, which is like a baguette with a football in the middle. One of my favorite breads in the city, get it right out of the oven if you can. Same with the khachapouri, which is a cheese filled bread. Pictures: http://bit.ly/f8KnTY

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            Georgian Bread
            265 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

            1. re: ChiefHDB

              Looks terrific! Sounds like a most chow-worth destination and I will try to include.

              Which of the spreads do you recommend?

              1. re: erica

                Spinach is easily the best. Eggplant is good, but just tastes like baba ganoush.

                Closed Mondays!

        2. re: erica

          I live 5 minutes from Cherry Hill and stop in about once a week. I just brought home for dinner the lulu kebab and Turkish rice . The Israeli eggplant salad is very good- pickles are okay but they do have an assortment of other pickled vegetables. My husband likes the pickled cabbage. Very nice selection of fruits and vegetables, cheeses, salami and smoked fish. Also condiments and jams. Baked goods look pretty but I have not been thrilled with them. There is also a good selection of frozen pierogies.
          Best pickles in my husband's opinion is the Pickle Guys- Coney Island Ave and J

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          Cherry Hill Gourmet Market
          1901 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

          Pickle Guys
          1364 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230