food shopping ideas 76th and FIrst
People have been really helpful with restaurants near here. Thanks everyone. How about food shopping for the times we will be eating in? Produce and prepared as well as everyday items. Thanks so much.
You've got Agata & Valentina on 79 St. & First Ave. for gourmet foods.
Agata & Valentina
1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
Produce and prepared are good at Agata & Velentina but the place is expensive. We use them for a few items we particularly like there like their Brooklyn Blend Coffee. We still rely on Fairway on Broadway but then we have other chores that take us to that neighborhood a few times a week so it's not out of the way.
Once a month or so we make a trip on the M15 bus to Costco and Target at 117 Street. Costco has some frozen potstickers, also frozen ravioli that are both delicious. They also have the world's best chicken salad.
re: Brian W
Agata and Valentina is actually not as expensive as you think. Their produce is of good quality and is cheaper than surrounding markets and supermarkets. Some of the prepared items are expensive but there are some good deals. Their bread is decently priced.
For bread you also have Orwarshers.
For eating in, no work, get takeout from my favorite chicken place: Chicken Festival on First Ave. btw. 82-83 Sts...If I am not mistaken, Brian W introduced me to it on this board! It is the best, Peruvian chicken -- better than Pio Pio and even less expensive, with spicier totally addictive green sauce. Add some rice and beans, sweet plantains, and their salad with avocado and you are in business! (Thanks, Brian!)
1584 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028
There's also Grace's Market Place, on 71st and 3rd Ave. On the expensive side, but a lot of interesting food -prepared and otherwise- within.