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Vegetarian / vegan recs? (downtown)

Malai Marke also has a vegan section of their menu. Had the aloo gobi which was delicious. Otto has really good vegetarian dishes as well.

Sep 10, 2014
Hickory in Manhattan

Soy Curls

Just wondering if you've used the chicken-type seasoning Butler Foods sells along with the Soy Curls. (I'm planning on placing an order for Soy Curls and have been wondering whether I should get the seasoning as well.)

Sep 03, 2014
Hickory in Vegetarian & Vegan

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Agreed! I thought I might be the only one. Thank you, boogiebaby, for voicing my thoughts.

Aug 27, 2014
Hickory in Chains

The Hundred-Foot Journey: restaurant-themed Helen Mirren film

I saw the movie and thought Scott's review was spot on. The movie totally lost me when, contrary to the way Indian food is cooked, old spices were trotted out for an understandably sentimental reason and then used in cooking. It was way too schmaltzy for me.

Aug 10, 2014
Hickory in Food Media & News

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

I would never have thought of putting dosa or idli batter in a waffle iron - what a great idea!

Jul 21, 2014
Hickory in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Does anyone know if the NYC Costcos have wild king salmon? (I'm thinking of joining because wild king salmon is so expensive when it's available at other places.) Thanks.

Jun 05, 2014
Hickory in Chains

Chinatown Fruit Report 2014

Thanks, jumpingmonk!

May 23, 2014
Hickory in Manhattan

Chinatown Fruit Report 2014

I know this is very mundane, but have you seen any cherries yet?

May 23, 2014
Hickory in Manhattan

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? - 2014

Just wondering if you have any tips for cooking the frozen Alaskan Salmon.

Feb 10, 2014
Hickory in Chains
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Time for Action is Now! January 2014 [Old]

Belated thanks for posting!

Jan 23, 2014
Hickory in Home Cooking

Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Time for Action is Now! January 2014 [Old]

Hi Coll, could you possibly post a link to the black bean soup? After a long absence, I'm back at WW and started Simple Start on Saturday.

Jan 20, 2014
Hickory in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Two new Yays:

Smoked Copper River Sockeye Salmon - a really nice texture and (to me) worth the $9.99 for 6 oz

Spiced Chai tea bags - makes a decent masala chai

Jan 04, 2014
Hickory in Chains

Chinatown Roast Duck from a Cart

I will check it out. It's just that I need 2 ducks and the cart was inexpensive and good so I thought I'd see if anyone knew.

Dec 23, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

Chinatown Roast Duck from a Cart

Does anyone know if the cart that used to have good roast duck in front of 208 Canal Street is still there? Thanks.

Dec 22, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

Murray's Rotisserie Chickens

They said that the antibiotic free at $7.99 was the same as the Murray's even though the Murray's had been $8.99 if I recall correctly.

Aug 27, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

Murray's Rotisserie Chickens

I agree with you that Costco's is really good, but I'm trying to avoid factory-farmed chickens and am assuming that, for $4.99, Costco's must be. Murray's chicken, besides tasting good, is "Certified Humane" for whatever that's worth.

Aug 26, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

Murray's Rotisserie Chickens

Thanks - as usual, JungMann, you have good information!

Aug 19, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

Murray's Rotisserie Chickens

Fairway seems to have stopped making rotisserie chickens with Murray's chicken (they now have their own at $7.99 and organic at $12.99). Does anyone else make these, or can anyone recommend a rotisserie chicken as good?

Aug 17, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

VP2's Vegetarian Baked Soy Protein Bao

Does anyone else remember the baked Chinese buns that used to be sold at VP to Go on West 4th Street. They were delicious and came in several varieties - curry, brown sauce and one other. They also used to sell several varieties of wheat gluten, also excellent. Just wondering if anyone has found these items anywhere else?

May 16, 2013
Hickory in Manhattan

Fresh Direct - Previously Frozen Wild Salmon

Thanks for your replies. I got some of the king salmon last week and found it just fine. For me, it will work as well as ordering from somewhere like VitalChoice which is what I was hoping for.

Mar 27, 2011
Hickory in Manhattan

Fresh Direct - Previously Frozen Wild Salmon

I'm wondering if anyone has ordered the previously frozen wild salmon, especially the king, from Fresh Direct and how satisfied you were with the quality. Fresh Direct is only giving it 2 1/2 stars so I'm quite hesitant to order.

Mar 22, 2011
Hickory in Manhattan

Blintzes in Manhattan?

Veselka's are great.

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Veselka
144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Dec 11, 2010
Hickory in Manhattan

Foods that are better made in SF than NYC?

On a recent trip to SF, I really loved Burma Superstar in Oakland, Monterey Market in Berkeley (described to me en route as Fairway on steroids), Blue Bottle coffee and Pepple's donuts. What really struck me is just how great the farmer's markets and produce are.

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Blue Bottle Cafe
66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Burma Superstar
4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

Come Dine with Me on BBC America

Is anyone else watching "Come Dine with Me?" I watched seemingly endless episodes while hanging out in London over the Christmas holidays last year (it was aired on several channels in marathon mode) and never tired of it. It's a competition reality show featuring a series of rotating dinner parties given by four people who fancy themselves to be excellent hosts. The participants live in a particular town or neighborhood but don't know each other. There's a very funny voiceover commentary and after each dinner party, the participants give a grade to the host, with the person with the highest score winning a whopping 1,000 pounds.

Aug 05, 2010
Hickory in Food Media & News

Help! my company just moved to World Trade Center

You might want to take a look at the Downtown Lunch section of midtownlunch.com.

May 21, 2010
Hickory in Manhattan

Frozen Wild King Salmon

Thanks so much, pikawicca and ouzel. Pikawicca, just wondering where you order from?

Apr 18, 2010
Hickory in Manhattan

Frozen Wild King Salmon

Thanks, ouzel. I have ordered the frozen wild king salmon from Vital Choice and did like it, but would like to be able to buy it locally.

Apr 17, 2010
Hickory in Manhattan

Frozen Wild King Salmon

I'm talking about flash frozen vacuum packed that could be shipped like any other frozen food.

Apr 17, 2010
Hickory in Manhattan

Frozen Wild King Salmon

Has anyone found frozen vacuum-packed Alaskan wild king salmon anywhere? I've seen sockeye, keta and whatever types Trader Joe's has but have never seen king. I've tried the other types but just hated them. I feel somewhat leery of the defrosted fish sold as wild since there seems to be a good chance that it might not actually be wild. I would love to find the wild king you can order online from places like Vital Choice without having it airlifted by fed ex.

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Trader Joe's
142 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

Apr 17, 2010
Hickory in Manhattan

Sullivan Street Bread with Sesame Seeds

Does anybody know where I can find this (preferably not too far from Union Square)? Garden of Eden no longer carries it, and Whole Foods only has the pane pugliese without sesame seeds. Thanks for your help.

Oct 20, 2006
Hickory in Manhattan