Above photos by Andre Baranowski
90 Table Local Market
The thing about town farmers’ markets is that they’re usually held only once a week—which, for the disorganized, is about five days too few. Table Local Market is open six days per week, offering local and organic produce and prepared foods to folks that would like to be locavorian (but just can’t get it together).
91 Caviar at Smokehouse of NY (formerly La Maree Smokehouse)
You could buy a pair of Louboutins stilts or some instantly obsolete Apple gadget, or you could drop into this fancy food emporium and get yourself one of this shop’s eight types of caviar, because, if you’re going to indulge yourself, you might as well do it with caviar.
92 Takeaway Picnic from Dobbs & Bishop
Balthazar Bakery bread, Creminelli sausage, and a stunning variety of perfectly ripe cheeses—a picnic from this neighborhood cheese shop is perfect for any setting (even your kitchen).
93 Soba at H Mart
This crowded, borderline insane, predominantly Korean market has it all under one roof—from travel agency to bakery, live seafood and a kitchenware aisle. Don’t miss the cafeteria which slings a mean bowl of soba noodles: salty and bouncy and just the thing to calm your shopper’s nerves.
94 Wine Shopping at Tarry Wine Merchants
The man who wrote the book on Italian wines just happens to be your neighbor. Check out Joe Bastianich’s tightly edited, Italo-centric picks at Tarry Wine. Plus, cheapskates, take heart: though there are plenty of big buck “show” bottles, Tarry Wine offers a $15 and under table.
95 Farmers’ Market Tomatoes—Right Now!
Tomatoes are not worth eating for nine and a half months out of the year, but right here, right now, they could not be any better. Do yourself a favor and give up those pale, lab-spawned winter rocks, and gorge yourself on these beauties for exactly 45 more days. Get them while still sun warmed and bursting with flavor!
96 Bread at The Kneaded Bread
Bread can seem so basic—until you go to Kneaded Bread, whose deep marble counters are fairly crammed with every sort of baguette, boule, pastry, bun, loaf, and muffin under the sun. (PS: There are cakes, too.)
97 Kam Sen Asian Market
Look for live fish, Sichuan peppercorns, black-bone chicken, and more at this cook’s one-stop shop for everything Chinese or Southeast Asian. What? You say you can’t cook? Well, that’s okay too. Kam Sen offers a frozen section and prepared takeout, including Chinese BBQ and Peking duck.