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Nov 7, 2011 08:52 PM

Moving to Louisville- Restaurants, grocery, markets, blogs

And anything you would like to share about the food scene in Louisville. My husband and I are moving to Louisville for a job he has been offered. Excited to learn about a new city!

Here are some specific wants:

Ethnic groceries and restaurants
What is the best "regular" grocery store.
Read that trader joe's just opened, which is fantastic. I love shopping there.
Gourmet groceries
Farmer's markets

Open to all sorts of food, just like it to be good.

Thanks for your help in advance!

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  1. Jardin.. this is a quick reply cause I'm rushing to work but...
    Look at it's a blog and will give info on ethnic groceries and restaurants
    Kroger in the Highlands is the best regular grocery
    lots of gourmet groceries.. Doll's Market, Trader Joes, Lotsa Pasta...
    best farmers markets are on Bardstown road on Sat.. but look up Louisville Famers Markets.. lots of websites
    Kingsley's for your butchering needs...

    Lotsa Pasta
    3717 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40207

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    1. re: Lightsuprooms

      Thank you so much! This sort of information helps so much when you move. If you have any restaurant favorites I would love that too.

      1. re: jardin32

        quite a few great restaurants in town... I mainly stick to Bardstown rd and downtown....
        Sapporos for Japanese, Mayan Cafe for Mexican, Palermo Viejo for great steaks, Vietnam Kitchen for... Vietnamese, Koreana for Korean, Pita Delites for the best hummus in town.. and other great ME food, I've heard Doc Crows is good BBQ and raw bar, The Blind Pig for Gastrofare, Impellizaris for great pizza, La Gallo Rosso for great Italian, Double Dragon (on Goss Ave) for chinese, Thai Smile 5 for Thai.. that should hold you for a while

        Palermo Viejo
        1359 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204

        Vietnam Kitchen
        5339 Mitscher Ave, Louisville, KY 40214

        Pita Delites
        1616 Grinstead Dr, Louisville, KY 40204

        Thai Smile 5
        5800 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40219

        1. re: Lightsuprooms

          Thank you so much! This will be a big help. My husband is already there in corporate temp housing and I am going to visit this weekend. Looks like we have a list of places to try!