Alternate to M&M grocery in Milford CT
M&M grocery in Milford is closing on 20-Dec.
The place never had top-of-the-line produce, but if it was fresh, it was good & inexpensive too. They treat there parsley, cilantro, basil etc as vegetables, not garnish when it comes to a bunch of them.
Plus there were ethnic food (Turkish, Indo-Pak, Oriental) enclaves & the fish counter you could have gotten a 48oz can of clam juice (from Cape May NJ or there-bouts) for a couple of bucks.
Are there any alternatives?
#1 Food on "The Boulevard" in NH is a haul away and is more Caribbean oriented.
Bridgeport I'm not familiar with.
It's getting hard to find veggies like cardoons, collards, kale, beet greens which don't get the gourmet food treatment (small bits & high prices) - or have them bundled & plasticized so you can't feel them.
Sorry, I like to touch my food with my hands first, then after preparation my mouth can do the job.
I found M&M too filthy to shop in for the last couple of years.
A great alternative is Food Bazzar, located in the former Shaw's location across from Home Depot in Bridgeport.
Many, many different ethnic foodstuffs, ethnic vegetables and great fish and meat departments, hands on, not prepaks with those hard to find varieties.
Great in store bakery as well.
Word of warning, we go there for the specialty items, they are very cheap on these 'ethnic' items, but they are actually high priced on standard groceries (compared to Stop and Shop). Also, don't expect to find 'diet' varieties in normal grocery items. They will carry the sugar variety but not the diet variety of a soda.
Hispanic, both Carribean and South American, Asian. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Eastern European, Polish, Russian, British, etc. Both fresh, canned and frozen goods.
very knowledgable fishmongers and butchers. The balkry help is very English challenged, mostly Hispanic.
All in all a very good replacement for M&M and many times the size.
Right off RT 8 1/2 way between the parkway and I-95
Thanks - I know where the Home Despot is. Nasty intersection there, but if you are careful you can get there.
Can't wait to take a peek.
The Polish part is taken care of on River Road in Shelton quite nicely - Andros Deli.
I'm not too much of a standard grocery person. I've just about given up on "industrial food" except for Grandma Utz's potato chips cooked in lard.
I'll leave the bakery to my wife.
Meat dept is OK - beef AND pork tonque, turkey gizzards!!, chicken feet - yes, yes. Tripe. Fresh pork shoulder (4 lb size). Makes my day.
Now, the fish department should get some sort of citation - fresh fish roe, fresh herring and sardines, conch in the shell (just like in Chinatown), fresh "bonita" which looks like a small tuna (maybe 3lbs), mackerel pike (Samna in Japanese) for $1.49 /lb????) oh Yeah!
And - frozen/defrosted small octopus - grill those suckers up a la Greque and the heavy 4lb octopii you see in sushi bars - that got my interest up.
But, you can make a great ciopino with what is there - the fennel is in the produce section.
I spent too much time just checking the place out. A little light on the Oriental side, but I can't complain.
Chile verde is on the menu for Monday for sure.....
I was there about 8 hours ago to pick up some frozen Korean items my wife likes to have in the house, as well as some fish and vegetables. Wife and youngest daughter use Boars Head Honey Mustard (I am allergic to mustard). It has gone up to $3.99 in Stop and Shop and $4.29 in Porricelli's, But only $2.99 at Food Bazaar. I also needed a 10 pound bag of Rice, I must have had 30 choices.