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Specialty Food Stores in Queens??

jeffthepeanut Jan 31, 2011 12:43 PM

Hey All-
I live in Astoria and I'm looking for anyplace in Queens that makes their own products like homemade salumi, sausage, cheese, ect? I know of places in other parts of the city but aren't there any in Queens? I've seen a few that make their own mozzerella but thats about it. What else is there? I'd love ot try some locally made products- Italian, Greek, whatever.
Any Ideas?

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    Pookipichu Feb 20, 2011 04:48 AM

    Family Mart is near you. It was my go-to grocery when I lived in Astoria. Specializes in Japanese products.
    29-15 Broadway, Astoria, NY

    Artopolis is in a tiny mall and has homemade spanikopita, baked breads, pastries. It has the best finikia in NYC outside of my nana's kitchen. If you haven't tried their honey cookies, you must.

    Center Point and Kati sell Thai groceries in Woodside (kaffir lime leaves).
    63-19 39th Ave, Woodside, NY

    Leo's Latticini sells amazing homemade mozzarella
    46-02 104th St. Corona, NY

    Nixtamal makes their own tortillas, the best in the city and for sale by the pound.
    104-05 47th Ave, Corona, NY

    Patel Brothers has curry leaf and other harder to find vegetables/spices.
    42-92 Main Street, Flushing

    Lanzhou has freshly made, hand pulled chinese noodles
    Golden Mall, Flushing

    Hong Kong Supermarket is a wonderful place for a wide variety of Chinese ingredients. Where else can you have a choice of 4-5 different fermented soy beans? Endless choices for seaweed, rice wine, vinegar...
    37-11 Main Street

    23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

    Hong Kong Supermarket
    37-11 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

    Patel Brothers
    42-92 Main St, Queens, NY 11355

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      jeffthepeanut Feb 1, 2011 08:30 AM

      Thanks for all the ideas! Chowhound is the best. I can't wait to start trying them all. And how about cheese? I'd love to find some good Queens ricotta.

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        megc Feb 20, 2011 04:12 AM

        I've gotten some great ricotta at Rosario's on 31st Street right near the eastern stairs of the Ditmars Stop. They also sell fresh mozzarella that I love. Sorriso's also has great fresh mozz - I didn't realize they made their own sopressata either. I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for the tip, abee!

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        abee Jan 31, 2011 07:36 PM

        I'm in love with Sorriso's Italian pork store on 30th Avenue and 45th Street. They make their own sopressata, which is delicious, and a lot of other things, I believe including sausage and salumi. They also have great pasta and ravioli and fresh mozzarella.

        I'll also plug cassinelli pasta on 23rd Avenue just off of 31st street. Delicious fresh pasta.

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          JFores Jan 31, 2011 01:37 PM

          If Ridgewood's too much of a trek they've got about 1/5th (maybe less) of their stock at the Sunnyside Meat Market. Same owners. By 1/5th I still mean something like 25 Romanian salamis and cured meat products that are all made in Queens.

          Also Astoria's home to Joe's Pork Store which is one of the best if not the best place for Italian sausage in NYC.

          Sunnyside Meat Market
          43-10 43rd St, Queens, NY 11104

          Joe's Pork Store
          37-21 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

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            Glendale is hungry Jan 31, 2011 01:14 PM

            Hi jeffthepeanut,

            Zounds! There are loads!!

            What part of Astoria are you in? Muncan on Broadway by 43rd Street should get you started. There's also another Muncan in Ridgewood on Myrtle Avenue.

            And, as long as we're talkin' Ridgewood (it's still Queens after all), let's bring up the Ridgewood Pork Store on Seneca Avenue at Bleecker Street and Morscher's Pork Store on Catalpa Avenue between Woodward and Onderdonk.

            Yep, these places all make a lot of their own stuff.

            That's just the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure lots of other Chownhounders have gazillions of other great ideas.


            Glendale is hungry...

            Ridgewood Pork Store
            516 Seneca Ave, Queens, NY 11385

            Morscher's Pork Store
            58-44 Catalpa Ave, Queens, NY 11385

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