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Best asian supermarket in JH?

missmasala Feb 7, 2012 09:17 AM

What with Patel Bros, the Korean supermarket, and the Trade Fair, Jackson Heights could be my one-stop shopping mecca. (Plus, it's much closer to me than Flushing.) However, I was appalled by the state of the Pacific Supermarket on b'way in JH when I was in it the other night. It was dirty and run-down and the produce selection was mediocre. Is there a better Chinese supermarket in JH somewhere, or very close over the border into Elmhurst or woodside? Would love to be able to get all my grocery needs met in that one area.

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New York Chong Hap
72-11 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

Patel Brothers
37-27 74th St, Queens, NY 11372

Pacific Market
75-01 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

Trade Fair
75-07 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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    ForestHillsFresser Feb 9, 2012 10:48 AM

    Though the OP's question was for the best Asian market in JH, it looks like we're mostly recommending stores in Elmhurst. Since we're getting out of JH, why not consider a 10 minute ride on the 7 to the new JMart at the New World Mall in Flushing? I really like that store the best of all.

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    J Mart
    136-20 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

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      Peter Cuce Feb 9, 2012 11:36 AM

      I liked it when it opened, but it's becoming bedraggled and oftentimes a fishy odor permeates the entire front of the store. I prefer SkyFoods, with its three hours of free parking, or one of the super clean Korean markets. Lately I've been patronizing GooHwa on 41st and Union.

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      J Mart
      136-20 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

      Sky Foods
      40-24 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

      Goowha Market
      142-06 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355

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        ForestHillsFresser Feb 9, 2012 01:29 PM

        I'm fascinated by the little booth outside of JMart that sells what appear to be a fabulous selection of kielbasa and other Polish ham, and slab bacon products. It's a Chinese/Polish sausagepalooza.

        I haven't been to SkyFoods, but I will check it out this weekend.

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          missmasala Feb 10, 2012 05:56 AM

          The skye foods in Flushing is pretty awesome. Agree that the JMart in the new world mall is a little bedraggled.
          I was trying to avoid going to Flushing, as JH is closer to me, but it's true that I can definitely get all my shopping done in Flushing as there's a Patel Bros there as well--tho it's not as big or good as the JH one.
          Has anyone been to the Skye Foods in Elmhurst? How does it compare to the one in Flushing?

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          J Mart
          136-20 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

          Sky Foods
          40-24 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

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            DannM Feb 10, 2012 08:55 AM

            I've been to this one several times already. The Sky Foods in Flushing is bigger than the one in Elmhurst. However, having said that, the one in Elmhurst is also big, not as big as Flushing, but on par with New York Mart and Hong Kong supermarket. Also, I've found the produce, vegetables and seafood to be very fresh. I haven't bought any meat there yet just because I haven't found a meat sale that i like yet.

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            Sky Foods
            40-24 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

            Sky Foods
            79-55 Albion Ave, Queens, NY 11373

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              ForestHillsFresser Feb 10, 2012 09:39 AM

              The addressshown for the SkyFoods in Flushing is 40-24 College Point Blvd,, but that looks like the nasty Western Beef store. Is that the same thing? I walk past it everytime I walk from Forest Hills to Flushing (cutting through the park), and the smell out back is atrocious.

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                DannM Feb 10, 2012 10:23 AM

                No. It's in the Sky Mall, just off of College Point and Roosevelt. It's the mall with Target, Bed Bath, Old Navy. The 7 train runs right next to it.

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                  ForestHillsFresser Feb 10, 2012 12:20 PM

                  Got it, I remember seeing it on the train. But if you look at the map points "K" to the right, it lists the wrong address.

    2. Miss Needle Feb 8, 2012 02:32 PM

      There's also another market on Broadway (between Pacific and Hong Kong) that's a bit smaller and carries some South East Asian ingredients. Will warn you that market isn't also well maintained like Pacific.

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      Top Line
      81-37 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

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      1. re: Miss Needle
        Peter Cuce Feb 8, 2012 03:11 PM

        It's called Topline. Great place for Indonesian stuff.

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          missmasala Feb 9, 2012 06:02 AM

          run-down and dingy i can handle in a small place. it's just that the other Pacific markets i have been to are much nicer, so it was a surprise, and it seems silly to shop there with nice clean big well-stocked Chinese supermarkets around.

          does Topline carry any Thai goods? that would truly make JH my one-stop shopping mecca!

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            DannM Feb 9, 2012 10:12 AM

            Sky Foods just opened a large supermarket in the Elmhurst area, on Albion Ave. It's next to the defunct East Manor.

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            Sky Foods
            79-55 Albion Ave, Queens, NY 11373

            1. re: missmasala
              EricMM Feb 9, 2012 03:23 PM

              Topline is the best place for Thai goods. I always got my kaffir lime leaves from them before i started growing my own. It can also be good for live lobster, but nothing else impresses me there.

          2. EricMM Feb 8, 2012 02:05 PM

            Pacific is absolutely repulsive. NY Market and Hong Kong market, as mentioned, are just a 5 minute walk along B'way from Pacific. If you are willing to take the time, walk another 5 minutes towards Queens Blvd. There's a market there whose name I can never remember, but its as good as the others...even better if you like lobster- biggest sizes and lowest prices.

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              diprey11 Feb 8, 2012 07:04 PM

              Did you mean The Great Wall on Queens Blvd, a few blocks from Broadway?
              There is also New Golden Sparkling, a smaller, quite decent supermarket near the Grand Ave subway station on Broadway.

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              Great Wall Supermarket
              77-00 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11373

              New Golden Sparkling
              86-18 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

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                EricMM Feb 9, 2012 03:21 PM

                It must be New Golden Sparkling, because its right near the Grand Ave. stop. It used to be Kam Lung(?), but its much, much better now. Fantastic lobsters and they also carry live spot prawns in season.

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              ForestHillsFresser Feb 7, 2012 11:12 AM

              I go to Pacific if I'm in a hurry, but if I have a few more minutes to spare, i go to the two big ones in Elmhurst, (New York and Hong Kong Market).

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              Hong Kong Supermarket
              82-02 45th Ave, Queens, NY 11373

              New York Supermarket
              82-66 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373

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