Posts tagged fruit

New York Fruit is #1 in Queens.  From top: Astoria, Corona, Richmond Hill, Flushing.  

Jumping Jehoshaphat them’s some big jackfruit! Spotted at Korean megamarket Assi Plaza in Flushing. Do people actually buy them whole? And to think people call the durian the king of all fruit. Compared to these bad boys the football-sized tropical fruit is a mere pretender to the throne.

Jumping Jehoshaphat them’s some big jackfruit! Spotted at Korean megamarket Assi Plaza in Flushing. Do people actually buy them whole? And to think people call the durian the king of all fruit. Compared to these bad boys the football-sized tropical fruit is a mere pretender to the throne.

These are so cute they make me want to cry.

Here’s East Elmhurst’s Blanca Narvaez and her totally endearing flowers and bouquets made of dehydrated fruit. There’s something about these colors and textures that makes me melt every time I see them. It’s a craft that comes from her native Colombia, which she wanted to bring over to Queens, NY. 

This picture was from last Sunday’s Astoria Market, but she’ll also be at the Queens Taste 2012 tonight representing the Entrepreneurs Space. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch her at some point before Mother’s Day.

"Scientifically processed form choicest Thai Fruit grown in exotic countryside of Thailand"
Usually the form/from typo is easily forgiven. But here, on the description of Liquid Thai Fruit Concentrate (Instant Thai Fruit), I think they might actually INTEND it.
Found at Thailand’s Center Point, 63-19 39th Ave, Woodside

"Scientifically processed form choicest Thai Fruit grown in exotic countryside of Thailand"

Usually the form/from typo is easily forgiven. But here, on the description of Liquid Thai Fruit Concentrate (Instant Thai Fruit), I think they might actually INTEND it.

Found at Thailand’s Center Point, 63-19 39th Ave, Woodside

Fruta Seca, or dried fruit at Susana’s in Jackson Heights. Today was the first time I’ve seen actual whole dried fruits like this - with stems still on them! It was like seeing a whole fish for the first time after eating filet-uh-fish your entire life. My dried pear was sparkling sweetness on the inside and, other than the shape, I would have never known it to be a pear because the taste was pure sugar. At 5.99 a pound, getting a basket full of these would be a great way to be the most talked about person at a pot luck. 
This little shop on a Roosevelt Ave side street is one of my favorite secret spots that I haven’t told anyone about (until today!). About 8 feet wide, this elongated “deli” has tons of chilis, spices, cheeses, and some gnarly looking mole and sausage. The sausage had no resemblance to the ones packed in a factory, this was all windy and stuff. Every time I come in here, I find something new. 
Susana’s Mexican Products, 37-61 88th Street

Fruta Seca, or dried fruit at Susana’s in Jackson Heights. Today was the first time I’ve seen actual whole dried fruits like this - with stems still on them! It was like seeing a whole fish for the first time after eating filet-uh-fish your entire life. My dried pear was sparkling sweetness on the inside and, other than the shape, I would have never known it to be a pear because the taste was pure sugar. At 5.99 a pound, getting a basket full of these would be a great way to be the most talked about person at a pot luck.

This little shop on a Roosevelt Ave side street is one of my favorite secret spots that I haven’t told anyone about (until today!). About 8 feet wide, this elongated “deli” has tons of chilis, spices, cheeses, and some gnarly looking mole and sausage. The sausage had no resemblance to the ones packed in a factory, this was all windy and stuff. Every time I come in here, I find something new.

Susana’s Mexican Products, 37-61 88th Street

Raspado in the summertime. It’s one of my favorite treats. These Mexican snow cones come in a variety of flavors from lime to mango. All along Roosevelt Avenue, you can find the raspado ladies.

Raspado in the summertime. It’s one of my favorite treats. These Mexican snow cones come in a variety of flavors from lime to mango. All along Roosevelt Avenue, you can find the raspado ladies.