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Best Asian Supermarket in NYC


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#1 Fat Guy

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

I am currently voting for the new J-Mart in the new (opened in May, I think) New World Mall near the intersection of Main and Roosevelt in Flushing, which I visited for the first time today. After walking around the place for about 20 minutes, I commented that "The bar has been raised." Clean and modern, incredible selection, prices that reflect high volume. Has anybody else been? Is there any serious competition closer than the New Jersey Super H Marts?

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#2 dcarch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

I was invited to the grand opening a little while ago.

Just for reference:

Eatly - 50,000 sq. ft.

New World Mall - 200,000 sq. ft.

I will post some pictures later.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:01 AM

It looks really great. With an afternoon and a xanax, I'm going to be giving it a try real soon.
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#4 rotuts

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:20 AM

in the bay area (CA) and Boston MA there are Ranch 88's that are perfectly fine

do you have any of those down there?

#5 kathryn

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:06 AM

You mean Ranch 99?
http://www.99ranch.c...e_locator_1.php

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#6 dcarch

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

I was invited to the Grand opening. Here are some pictures of New World Mall. Not in logical order.

Incredible swimming fresh fish in tanks. Razor claims in Eataly $9.00 a lb, NWM $4.50 a lb.

Lot's of interesting fruits and vegies.

Ducks, freerange chickens, quails, rabbits, frogs, turtles -----

Huge food court

Endless isles

Parking in basement

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#7 Fat Guy

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:43 AM

I totally missed that there's parking. Do you recall the rules and regulations on the parking, whether there's validation available, etc.?

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#8 dcarch

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:37 AM

I think it is free one hour if you buy more than $30.00


Check out picture #7, food court, lobster, fried rice and salad, all for $11.00

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Edited by dcarch, 27 September 2011 - 08:38 AM.


#9 Franci

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

Is still this the best place to shop for Chinese food?
We are going to be in NY for the holidays and I'm going to do most of the cooking. I'm already thinking on where and what to shop...

#10 patrickamory

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Franci are you going to be in the city? Flushing is great but be aware that it's a bit of a hike from Manhattan. In NYC proper you could try the Korean Han Ah Reum supermarket on 32 St. between 5th and 6th in midtown, or better, in Chinatown, the Hong Kong Supermarket at Mott and Grand or the venerable Kam Man on Canal between Mott and Mulberry. Mulberry south of Canal has a number of Asian groceries, fish markets and butchers, as does Mott between Grand and Hester.

Flushing is definitely the gold standard for the region, you just need to figure out your timing and transportation.

#11 Franci

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

Hi Patrick, I remember the Hong Kong supermarket!
My inlaws live in Staten Island and do most of their Chinese shopping in Brooklyn. We are going to have a car so we can move around easily, although, with two small children and the frenzy of Christmas shopping, I want to make my life easier.
Maybe I'll ask also for help in the cooking forum and open another post here to ask for suggestions for intelligent shopping.

Thanks!

#12 patrickamory

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

Hi Franci -

Ah, you clearly know your five boroughs then. I'm sure your inlaws are well aware that there are two Chinatowns in Brooklyn, both expanding, in Sunset Park and Homecrest.

There's an interesting thread about shopping for Chinese groceries in Sunset Park on chowhound here, which might prove useful:

http://chowhound.cho...m/topics/713313

Good luck and please report back!

#13 Franci

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

That's very helpful!
Hopefully, I'll manage to post some for our meals in the dinner thread :smile:

Thank you