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Nov 16, 2009 10:23 AM

Prepared Chicken Stock??

I know this sounds incredibly lazy, but sometimes (well, most of the time) I do not want to make my own stock. Where do you all recommend buying prepared stock in Manhattan?? Willing to travel for good food!

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  1. Fairway has good stocks.

    1. I also like the Kitchen Basics bramd of stock - about $2.99 for 32oz.- low sodium and it actually tastes of chicken. For what it's worth Cook's Illustrated Magazine gave them their top rating.

      1. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods both have low sodium house brands. I know TJs is cheaper than Fairway, but haven't priced WF yet.

        Trader Joe's
        142 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. I should have specified fresh-store made stock...I had some not long ago from Eli's and thought it was really bad..

          ChowGal, did you mean the Fairway-made version?

          Thanks everyone!

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          1. re: erica

            Yes. Ha! I wouldn't recommend, oh, say, College Inn available at Fairway and just about any other supermarket in the City. I've used and like the Fairway chicken and beef stocks.

            1. re: chow_gal

              Thanks..I was confused because others were mentioning the ones in boxes. I will give the Fairway version a try soon. Thanks again.

          2. Stay away from Citarella's, it's awful!

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            1. re: nattie23nyc

              Thank you! This is what I need to know! I did get some good stock/broth at Carnegie Deli recently but it was very pricey.

              Carnegie Deli
              854 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019