SE Michigan Grocery Stores
Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:43 AM
We haven't had the time or money to make it up to Ann Arbor, but when we do, I'd like to know where to go shopping. Are there any Asian grocery stores? What about cheesemongers? (Here I can get President brie and that's about it.) Any treasures I should know about?
And in case you find yourself trapped in Adrian, there's a reasonably decent butcher (Rosier's). The meat is good, but I ran into trouble asking them to cut things for me and/or special order things like pork bellies for bacon. Still, better than Meijer or Country Market (which doesn't even have a staffed counter).
Help me not miss the Strip District in Pittsburgh so much!
Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:52 AM
Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:09 PM
Edited by TJHarris, 20 June 2007 - 12:40 PM.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:33 PM
For cheeses you can't beat Morgan & York (formerly Big Ten) on Packard.
For groceries, I give Hiller's a slight edge over Busch's. I used to live across the street from Busch's but would still drive across town to Hiller's sometimes. Hiller's is at the intersection of 23 & Washtenaw in the Arborland shopping mall - get off Washtenaw towards Ann Arbor.
I do my major shopping in Ann Arbor still - even though I live 5.5 hours away in east central Illinois. I can't imagine there's anything you can't find there if you know where to look.
editing to add that I found the name of the huge cheap Asian place in kitchenchick's blog - it's called Hua Xing. Here's a link to her post about it. The address is 2867 Washtenaw in Ypsilanti.
Edited by annarborfoodie, 20 June 2007 - 07:17 AM.
Posted 20 June 2007 - 07:01 AM
- Kerrytown market inside, esp Sparrow Meats and Monahan's Seafood; Everyday Wines
- Saturday and Wednesday AMs, there's a reasonable farmer's market at Kerrytown
- Morgan and York, cheese, deli, high end wines
- Produce Station, fresh produce
- Tsai Grocery. asian groceries
Ann Arbor is crawling with small, strip-mall located Asian and South Asian markets, of wildly varying quality. Needless to say, avoid all supermarkets.
Village Corner used to be the go-to spot for wine, but they're getting on toward retirement, and it's in the dead center of campus parking hell -- Morgan and York and Every Day Wines are my current recommendations unless you're looking for something very specific that VC alone carries.
FYI, I keep a search engine of some of these recommendations at www.culinaryintelligence.com. It's free.
Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:32 PM
"As life's pleasures go, food is second only to sex.Except for salami and eggs...Now that's better than sex, but only if the salami is thickly sliced"--Alan King (1927-2004)
Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:29 AM