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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not really, I chop my own veggies so I don't need to know what it is.
     
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    Love me some Trader Joe's, but I live in Long Island... so yeah.

    We have one right around the corner from my office and we get a lot of our food staples there -- cereal, trail mix, pretzels, etc. They have a trail mix with dark chocolate, dried strawberries/raspberries, and nuts -- it's like freaking crack.

    They also have some microwavable Indian food that's pretty decent for ~$1.25. Have that with some rice and their frozen naan, you're set for a cheap and easy bachelor meal.
     
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    I've heard their salsas are really good.




    speaking of, I'm addicted to Herdez salsas.
     
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  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Basically a bunch of garbage you people eat.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    :)

    Sugar bagels are not garbage.
     
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    Dunno about that . They have some exclusives that are super cheap that I can't find at any other stores. I don't think you will find a better under $10 selection of wine. I like the Montelpuciano, Chiantis, and Prosecco you can pick up there. I also don't have a very discerning palate though.
     
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    Their < $20 Amarone is a fantastic deal as well.

    FYI every price I checked at the Cobble Hill TJ matched the price out here in flyover country.
     
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    I went to a TJ's once, I didn't "get it". Everything seems to be their house brand and I don't get all the frozen stuff. I much prefer Whole Foods. You can get your produce, meat, bakery, alcohol (great under $20 wine selection) and grab lunch, all in one place. Its also not crazy crowded.
     
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    I have a TJ a few blocks away in Brooklyn(Court Street/Atlantic.) It's ok. I mean, they have a few products that I like. But I don't do my primary grocery shopping there.
     
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    I've said it time and time again that I don't understand that place either. Shitty look produce, and frozen warm up meals. I work near one and every day walking into work there's already a line on the sidewalk of idiots waiting to get in. I don't understand the pretentiousness around the place at all.
     
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    There is ALWAYS a serious line to check out at the TJ's near me.
    Outside of the brown tomatoes/pistachios/spices and frozen(inexpensive) pasta, i really don't buy anything from that place.
     
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    I like TJ's. I don't think it's pretentious at all. It's well priced food stuffs for city folk and convenient if nothing else. I don't get ALL my food items from there, but I have no problem getting cereal, chips, salsa, garlic, onions, apples, potatoes, milk, eggs, and dessert/snack items.

    Once and a while I'll get some frozen foods to keep in the freezer when I really get lazy.

    The check out line at mine always looks daunting but it moves VERY quickly. The last time it was two lines that looked about 20 people deep each and I ended up only waiting for 3 minutes.
     
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  13. Connemara

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    TJ's and Whole Foods both suck. Patronize your local co-op. :teach:
     
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    Lucky you. The two Whole Paychecks near me are always super crowded, to the point where you sometimes have to circle around the lot waiting for a parking spot to open up.

    On the plus side, the ogling is generally much better at WF, although in both places it's best if your taste in women extends to the (faux or actual) crunchy/granola/yoga/retro-hippie type.
     
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    That's true. It goes pretty fast.
     
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    Funny thing is, the WF is in a mall and everyone tries to park as close as possible to the stores so that they don't have to walk. I always find parking simply by taking a spot furthest away from the mall entrance. I need to walk a minute or so to get to the WF but you would think that people shopping for healthy food would not mind the walk.

    In terms of ogling, this WF is pretty good in the trophy wife sense. There is a local, hardcore granola/vegan place close to me that I occasionally go to. Last time I was there, the family ahead of me consisted of a Barbie lookalike (if you've seen that Barbie-like girl on the net, pretty much her), a Ken lookalike and their perfect, catalog ready offspring. Everyone was in perfectly matching Nike athletic gear. It was very disturbing for some reason.
     
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    vegan food would be pretty good if it didn't taste like shit
     
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    The Whole Foods at Ridge Hill in Yonkers is great--huge, never crowded, easy to park, and they validate (it's a pay lot).

    The WFs in Capitola and Santa Cruz are on another level, though, however they never have veal.

    Just visited the WH in Petaluma, very nice as well.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ed, I thought you lived in NY state? It's illegal for grocery stores to carry wine (or anything over, I believe, 5% alc) in NYS. The WFs here in California have great wine selections, but the ones in Yonkers and White Plains have zero wine, though they do have some beer.
     
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    The one in Paramus. Very good selection of pretty much everything.
     

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