Sunday, December 2, 2007

Deluxe Food Market

This is another one of Lei's recommendations. Deluxe Food Market is currently our preferred market for various Cantonese roast meats.

Today we got half a duck and some roast pork. If you're ever in need of a whole pig's head, they'll set you up. I think they'll even give you a bisected pig's head if you can't eat a whole one.

We usually also pick up vegetables or other supplies here. They're the only place we know of that stocks Smithfield Hams which are important in some Chinese recipes, though I'm sure there are plenty of other places that sell them.

The major problem with Deluxe is that it's always packed. I thought that there would be fewer people today because it was the first snow day of the season, but I was completely wrong. You have to keep moving or else you stop up foot traffic. It's crazy and a bit exhausting. But it's worth it. I saw some salmon that was selling for almost half of what it would at Whole Foods. And Mabel spotted tiny baby baby bok choy.

Deluxe Food Market
79 Elizabeth St (btn Grand and Hester St)
New York, NY 10013

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