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Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill groceries/markets?

firni Jul 21, 2010 03:19 PM


I'm moving to the edge of Cobble Hill soon (the apartment is on Atlantic Avenue near Smith Street) and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for groceries, aside from Trader Joe's, Brooklyn Fare, and the Fairway in Red Hook? Thanks!

Brooklyn Fare
200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    Mike11201 RE: firni Jul 21, 2010 04:17 PM

    Brooklyn Fare is around the corner from your new place. http://www.brooklynfare.com/
    Specialty places like Sahadis on Atlantic and Fish Tales on Court (http://www.fishtalesonline.com/) are good too.

    187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Fish Tales
    191 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Brooklyn Fare
    200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      BklnChicken RE: firni Jul 21, 2010 06:10 PM

      The orange-awninged produce market next to Key Food has the best produce in that area. Reasonably priced, too. Key Food is not so nice, although fine for grocery store staples, I guess.

      Fresh, soft, lovely pita can be had for a pittance at Damascus Bakery, on your way to Sahadi's.

      As mentioned, Fish Tales is excellent, although not cheap.

      If you want some fancy foods, Union Market, a short hike down Court Street, has a lot of great stuff.

      Welcome to the neighborhood!

      187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Fish Tales
      191 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Union Market
      754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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        BklnChicken RE: firni Jul 21, 2010 06:11 PM

        Oh, and for meat, Los Paisanos on Smith is a favorite. Staubitz on Court is also beloved.

        Paisanos Meat Market
        162 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          jennitrixie RE: firni Jul 22, 2010 07:19 AM

          I live around the corner from the Atlantic/Clinton Key Food and it suuuucks so bad. I go there for the most basic staples only. You'll find it to be horribly disorganized. (Like, what is the logic of having similar items in different areas of the store--why do the "fancy hippie" teas have to be on a completely different aisle from the Twinings teas? It makes me irrationally frustrated.) The produce isn't good, there's not much selection of organic stuff—it's like whoever manages it has no idea what the BH/CH demographic wants in a grocery store and is unaware that there is plenty of competition doing it better.

          Anyway. Seconding "orange-awning" produce, Staubitz, Fish Tales, Sahadi's and Damascus (Damascus also has good to-go falafel & etc. sandwiches).

          Check out Stinky for cheese. The same people also own Smith & Vine (wine store, duh). The new wine shop next to Trader Joe's (name escapes me) is worth a look. If you like beer, check out American Beer Distributing on Court near Baltic.

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            cazique RE: firni Jul 22, 2010 08:16 AM

            Above comments are all on-target. Also check out Pacific Green, at Court/Pacific across from Trader Joe's, for good produce and some specialties and regular deli-counter deli (not like Paisano's or Staubitz but fine for sandwiches and sliced meats).

            For quick 24-hour needs, I am always happy to have the bodega on Court and Bergen (by the bus stop) - though that is around the corner from my apartment, vs. a couple blocks from yours.

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              firni RE: firni Jul 26, 2010 11:13 AM

              Thank you all so much! I'm hoping to get out there this weekend to explore, and will be stopping at these places. I'm quite excited, it was a rather spontaneous decision to take the place, and I didn't realize it was such a great food spot. The money I save in rent is clearly going to be spent on food....

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                zenyc RE: firni Sep 15, 2010 12:46 PM

                @firni, I had to write b/c I think we probably just moved into the same building - Atlantic Stamp? If so, then "hello, neighbor"! I also wanted to make sure you knew about the farmers markets in the area -- Carroll Gardens on Sundays, and Borough Hall on various days year-round...

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                  firni RE: zenyc Jan 18, 2011 03:19 PM

                  @zenyc - This is so late - I stopped checking the thread - but your guess is right, I'm in the same building as you! Hello back, and sorry this is so late - I have definitely enjoyed the farmers markets over the past few months, especially (now that it's freezing outside) the one at the Foodshed - and thanks again to everyone else who contributed, I've gone everywhere except the Fairway. Any other discoveries?

                  Haven't eaten out a whole lot yet, but am looking forward to trying Brucie, and had a killer burger at Prime Meats.

                  Prime Meats
                  465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              2. Mister Meatball RE: firni Sep 15, 2010 02:14 PM

                For coffee, stroll Court St. into Carroll Gardens and to D'Amico's: http://www.damicofoods.com/

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