Grocery Shopping in Mt Kisco?
Hey all - I am thinking of moving to Mount Kisco. Where I currently live, further upstate NY, I am spoiled by living very close to a "farmer's market" type of supermarket - They have incredibly fresh produce at extremely reasonable prices as well as fresh meats and seafood. In the summer, they have a lot of great local produce at very reasonable prices. Are there any stores like this in Mount Kisco? Thanks!
I was trying to stay relatively close to Mt. Kisco as possible but if we're moving all the way out to White Plains, then you have an assortment of interesting ethnic markets.
Nippan Daido (White Plains) for Japanese foods, sushi quality fish, herbs like myoga and shiso, etc.
Kam Sen (White Plains) for pretty much anything Asian, lots of obscure cuts of meat, whole fish, Asian vegetables like tatsoi, bok choy and fruits like lychees and mangosteens...all for ridiculously low prices.
Bhavik (Elmsford) for South Asian foods, dried beans and lentils, an assortment of spices and spice blends, vegetables and herbs like ivy and snake gourds and fresh curry leaves.
Shiraz Gourmet (Elmsford) for Middle Eastern foods, specifically Iranian foods, various types of basmati rice, dirt cheap dried herbs by the quart, dried lentils and beans, nuts and dried fruits. Also they sometimes carry sweet lemons and unripe plums (gojeh - eaten with salt) and unripe grapes (used for cooking).
Yaranush (White Plains) for Middle Eastern foods as well, great variety of dried spices, nuts and dried fruits, pickles. Also they carry some great Afghani bread called barbari. The feta cheese there is good too. No fresh produce though.
322 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
The Pleasantville farmers' market is great. I shop there every week and want for practically nothing from the supermarket but basic pantry items from May-Oct. (The winter market is nice too, but of course local produce is hard to come by in the winter.) While I wish there were a Wegman's here, the newer Super Stop and Shops in the area have a pretty good selection of organic produce, even some local stuff seasonally (NJ usually), along with a really big line of organic/natural cereal, milk, etc. The A&P near Target in Mt. Kisco may have some of the same selection.... it's HUGE.
The short answer to your question is....no, there are no stores like that in Mt. Kisco. We're talking Northern Westchester so "reasonable" is in the eye of the beholder. With that said...
In the summer, you have farmers' markets. There's a small one in Mt. Kisco, but I prefer the one two towns south in Pleasantville. It's much larger and has a much wider selection of food. In the winter, there's a winter farmer's market in Mt. Kisco as well, but I prefer the one in Briarcliff which is not too far away. All of them take place on Saturday. You can check out the markets online at http://www.communitymarkets.biz/index...
As far as supermarkets are concerned, you have an A&P and a ShopRite. A&P is bigger and has a better variety, ShopRite usually has better prices. Both are just large chain stores though.
There are two fish mongers in town - Mt. Kisco Seafood and Conte's. Both are pretty good and have your standard assortment of fish and seafood.
There are also quite a few small grocery stores that stock Latin American foods: La Frontera (Salvadoran), La Marqueta (Mexican), Azteca (Mexican)....of those, La Marqueta on E. Main St. is probably the best. Right in the middle of town, Mt. Kisco Farm is a small produce market that also carries a lot of Asian foods. Don't let the name fool you though - they are not a farm.
There are two French pastry shops in town - La Tulipe and L'Anjou. La Tulipe is excellent, but they are very expensive. L'Anjou is less expensive, but not in the same class as La Tulipe.
As far as bread goes, IMHO there are no great bakeries in the area. I usually buy bread at the farmers' markets. A Panera just opened up in Bedford Hills if that's your thing. You can sometimes buy nice bread from Wave Hill at Table Local Market (Bedford Hills), but they are pretty expensive. Table also sells local produce as well, but the prices will put a dent in your wallet.
Several nice wine stores in the area - Mt. Kisco Wines and Wine Junction are on the expensive side, but pleasant stores that carry nice selection of wines. Fountainhead Wines (Bedford Hills) is a small, quirky store that carries unusual wines and labels. Don't miss the semi-annual wine/food tasting at Mt. Kisco Wines though - they pour 60 or so wines and serve food.
I'm sure I missed a couple of places...but I hope this helps.
Also - if you want to visit some neighboring towns - Turco's in Yorktown - bakes their own breads and they are wonderful and fresh. Great meats and ready made stuff too. Decent produce - certainly better than A&P.
Another nice market for specialty items is Scott's Corner Market in Pound Ridge. Small and employee owned.
If you like smoked fish - Mt. Kisco Smokehouse has excellent salmons, and smoked shrimp, etc.