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Old 09-26-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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Hi,everyone,
I am staying in Elmhurst, Queens for a few months. There are two relatively big Asian grocery stores near where I live. I'm Chinese so buying Chinese groceries is certainly much easier for me than when I lived in Buffalo NY. But, it annoys me that there's no good "American" grocery stores around, as far as I know. Can you believe that I can't find a bottle of Hershey chocolate syrup here? I looked it up in the Asian grocery store and the Target at Queen's plaza, with no luck.

Can anyone recommend a grocery store that sells "American" food(such as bbq sauces, or syrups) in the Elmhurst area...Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:04 AM
 
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Hi,everyone,
I am staying in Elmhurst, Queens for a few months. There are two relatively big Asian grocery stores near where I live. I'm Chinese so buying Chinese groceries is certainly much easier for me than when I lived in Buffalo NY. But, it annoys me that there's no good "American" grocery stores around, as far as I know. Can you believe that I can't find a bottle of Hershey chocolate syrup here? I looked it up in the Asian grocery store and the Target at Queen's plaza, with no luck.

Can anyone recommend a grocery store that sells "American" food(such as bbq sauces, or syrups) in the Elmhurst area...Thanks.
I have some friends who live there and they walk to a giant Stop and Shop on Grand and 74th St. I think it's a long walk. There may be a bus as well. If you're staying for a few months, it makes sense to walk there and do a big shopping trip and take a cab back.

There are some grocery stores in the vicinity of 82nd St. and Roosevelt in Jackson Heights as well, but the Stop and Shop is probably much better in terms of quality.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Hi,everyone,
I am staying in Elmhurst, Queens for a few months. There are two relatively big Asian grocery stores near where I live. I'm Chinese so buying Chinese groceries is certainly much easier for me than when I lived in Buffalo NY. But, it annoys me that there's no good "American" grocery stores around, as far as I know. Can you believe that I can't find a bottle of Hershey chocolate syrup here? I looked it up in the Asian grocery store and the Target at Queen's plaza, with no luck.

Can anyone recommend a grocery store that sells "American" food(such as bbq sauces, or syrups) in the Elmhurst area...Thanks.
No, I don't believe that you can't find a bottle of Hershey chocolate syrup around Elmhurst. While it is true that there are more Asian supermarkets then American chain supermarkets in Elmhurst, I can find a bottle of any kind of syrup in one of those small grocery stores that are all over. Try on Broadway or on Woodside Ave up to 74th St.

The reason why you can't find what you are looking for is that you are unfamiliar with the neighborhood. Pretty much everything is close together. I live on the Elmhurst/Woodside border yet I go to Jackson Heights to do most of my food shopping. That is where the supermarkets are. Food Dynasty, Trade Fair, Met Foods...

Most supermarkets in Elmhurst were replaced by chain drug stores like Walgreens and Duane Reade. I can only think of 2 off the top of my head that are in Elmhurst, Stop and Shop on Grand Ave and Associated which is on Baxter Ave, right off Roosevelt Ave.

Target is at Queens Center Mall, Queens Plaza is a major subway station in Long Island City.
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