Heading to Detroit the first weekend in May to see the Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit at DIA - would love any recommendations for food (hot dogs through high class) and we would dig some "shopping local" recs, too. Thanks!
I'm visiting some dear friends who are barely scraping by in the South (US) with two kids and a third on the way. I'm plotting a covert op to Trader Joe's tomorrow to buy them a whole bunch of groceries before I leave. I'd welcome all ideas or suggestions on what would be most useful for them! details inside [more inside]
Back in the early 2000's, I went to a bakery on Martha's Vineyard and purchased a jar of Beach Plum jam and a tin of homemade shortbread. Fell in love with the combination. Is it possible to buy Beach Plum Jam on Long Island or in Manhattan? Also, where can find delicious shortbread? [more inside]
Heading to Staunton, VA for a little anniversary getaway/Shakespeare nerd-fest in a few weeks. Aside from a show and tour at the reconstructed Blackfriars (which I am BEYOND excited about), what should we not miss? [more inside]
Okay, so I have a friend in Austria who looooves Ceasar salad dressing. (I used to smuggle it in my suitcase from America when I'd visit her.) As a surprise little "I'm thinking about you" gift, I've been thinking of mailing her a bottle or some salad dressing mix, but I just can't figure out how to do it at a reasonable price... German Amazon is asking for $28 to send a $5 bottle of Cardini's to Vienna. Anybody have any other suggestions? Thanks! :D
What changes can I make in my personal life and everyday decisions that will make the largest positive social or environmental difference relative to the cost, effort or time involved? [more inside]
I can show you all around Amsterdam, Haarlem, even Alkmaar and Utrecht...but I know nearly nothing about Rotterdam. I have friends visiting soon, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
How does one do food shopping and eat healthily on a very constrained budget in Manhattan? I'm looking for resources: specific stores that have 'dented' food items, websites for good local deals, etc. [more inside]
There's a giant Korean supermarket not terribly far from where I live (the mega Hmart in Burlington). It's enormous--big enough to have small aisles dedicated to different Asian groceries--a Thai aisle, an Indian aisle, a Japanese aisle, etc. It's far more than I'd ever be able to explore on my own. What items available in a truly excellent Asian supermarket should I seek out? This is pretty much a pan-Asian free-for-all, so if you have a favorite Indonesian mustard, or an unforgettable Cambodian pickle, please share here. Bonus points for sous-vide-able items! [more inside]
I have a client that has a scooter food delivery service. What I need to do is build menus for each of the restaurants, have the user be able to add items to a cart and then get a total. The actual transaction will occur at the customers home upon delivery so there's no need to deal with payments online. I'd like to use something open source and I've been looking at X-cart but I'd like to consider as many options as possible. WP/WooCommerce doesn't work because it requires a payment gateway and real time transaction (as far as I can tell) I'd love some recommendations. Thanks.
Buying panforte online or in Chicago? [more inside]
Where can I find doubanjiang (豆瓣酱) for purchase in or near northern VA? [more inside]
Which groceries are worth spending more money on and which are not? [more inside]
Mefites of Holland! Send me to your favorite ethnic grocery stores and trattorias in de Randstad. Bonus points for North Holland (esp. Haarlem-A'dam-Alkmaar), and you win 1,000 internets if you know of a real Mexican, Thai or Indian grocer anywhere within 250k of Amsterdam.
Please help me plan my shopping list for post-hysterectomy recovery. [more inside]
Do you see this 3-layer bento lunch box for sale online? One box in the stack is white with the yellow design, one is white with the orange design, and the 3rd box is white with the green design.
What to do in London this Friday? My brother is coming to London for some male bonding and mantime. I haven't spent any time working out how to fill the day with fun. [more inside]
Are there any interesting foreign/international food markets in in-town Atlanta? [more inside]
For Christmas this year I would love to give my family food-of-the-month type gifts from places like Murrays and Zingermans, but those places don't deliver to Canada, where most of my family members live. Can you recommend really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada? [more inside]
Where can I buy an aleb falafel in London [more inside]
I'd like to get some ready-made kimchi in a jar to enjoy at home but haven't been able to find a source - where can I buy a jar of kimchi in (central) London? [more inside]
Co-op question. We contributed $400 (fully vested!) to a food co-op that may never happen. It hasn't been able to secure funding through a USDA loan, or by any other method. It's been about four years. Can I take an income tax deduction?
Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
You are a foodie, you don't eat out often, and you manage to spend less than $400-500 on food a month for two people, including going out. How do you do it? [more inside]
I want to make something special for my mother's upcoming birthday. I've been looking around and I got inspired to make a cake with rad decorations on it. I've got a few questions tough, namely regarding icing, and I'd love some pointers. [more inside]
A brand new grocery store opened up near where I work! Yay! (Previously, there weren't any nearby.) I want to get my lunch there. What should I buy? [more inside]
How do I shop in a Korean grocery store while not actually knowing any Korean? Many of the items have little to no English on the labels, and with a limited budget, I'm not quite willing to spend any significant amount of money on something I may find inedible (either being a flavor I don't like, or a complete lack of knowledge of proper preparation). [more inside]
I'm looking for something that may or may not exist: A website/program that can give me a food plan for a month or so, complete with recipes and shopping list. Is there anything like that out there? [more inside]
Is there somewhere online where I can compare the nutritional value of cat foods? Something similar to the "Nutritional Information" label on packaged human foods? [more inside]
Renting an apartment for a week in London in September. Priority: great food shopping. [more inside]
I'll be making a one-time pilgrimage to a Trader Joe's this weekend. What good, cheap stuff should I buy? [more inside]
What's a girl to do alone all day in Chicago? [more inside]
College student. I suck at grocery shopping and I suck at cooking. Help me out? [more inside]
Birmingham (Ala.) bound, and need your travel help for food and fun. [more inside]
Tired of lame meals and fast food. Help me stock the larder... [more inside]
Please help me find the perfect, CHEWY, peanut butter cookie. Requirements inside. [more inside]
Looking for ideas for interesting gifts/souvenirs/foods that I can buy in the Boston area and bring to friends and relatives in other parts of the country. [more inside]
What to do in/around Rittenhouse Square this weekend? [more inside]
I'm going to be moving to Philadelphia soon and I'll be living near 2400 Chestnut St. Can anyone recommend good grocery stores to shop at? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good place to buy fish in lower Manhattan or North Brooklyn? [more inside]
Why do items in my grocery store with similar items on the Mexican food aisle cost more at my grocery store? Why does Mexican Nesquik cost less? [more inside]
Angelenos who ride the Red Line: What are your favorite stops and why? Which ones are the best in terms of being within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, etc? I just moved into an apartment two blocks from the Vermont/Wilshire stop, and would like to take full advantage of the Metro rail system - especially the Red Line. I'm originally from Pasadena, so I've already seen everything over there. I also have a car, but would like to avoid the urban gauntlet of LA's streets as much as possible.
I'm starting a new job as a telephone concierge at a Brand-new upscale retail/housing establishment in Glendale, CA next week—can you help me get my ear to the ground? [more inside]
Where can I buy irradiated milk in the U.S.? Where online? [more inside]
I've been living on my own for about five years now, but I still cannot for the life of me understand grocery shopping. I've tried buying the staples, easy-to-cook meals, and even specific recipes. But I always end up ordering take out after a week. [more inside]
Where can I buy pistachios at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Farmer's market and co-op conundrum: what can I use to carry my veggies instead of plastic bags? [more inside]
What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
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