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denvertired
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February 14, 2015 12:16 am  

The kind of vodka you drink if you want to die broke.

1. Beluga
2. Putinka
3. Tito's
4. Breckenridge


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February 14, 2015 12:21 am  

Ah, ha! Gotta go to Gourmet Gallery for the die broke brands. Any other premium items while I'm there? Caviar? Truffles? Champagne?


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February 14, 2015 12:47 am  

I'd like to see a price comparison between FL & VI prices.


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denvertired
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February 14, 2015 12:49 am  

I like all of those, they're available?

Truffle oil is a huge plus.
wines my wife loves
Stag's Leap
Conumdrum
opus


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February 14, 2015 1:12 am  

I know they have truffle oil at Plaza. Truffle butter at Fruit Bowl, though they may have them at both places, too. I'm pretty sure I've seen those wines, too, but I'll check tomorrow.

Coffee brand or do you buy specialty brands online?


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February 14, 2015 1:14 am  

Alana, when I was in Ft Lauderdale last, I didn't find a big difference in prices from VI at the supermarket. Prices vary widely depending on city.


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denvertired
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February 14, 2015 2:15 am  

I travel to Miami quite often, I can check


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denvertired
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February 14, 2015 2:16 am  

ms411,

Coffee?
French Market Chickoree


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February 14, 2015 4:06 am  

I am putting 'lunch meats" on the list, though I only buy deli ones. Will do pre-packed and gourmet gallery.


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February 14, 2015 4:16 am  

And rotisserie chicken.


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klpmtm
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February 14, 2015 8:14 am  

OMG! You guys are cracking me up! Thank you so much for the pricing updates. They aren't that different from San Diego where we are now! Awesome!


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February 14, 2015 8:24 am  

It is an eye opener, isn't it? Anything you want me to add to the list? I'll be adding more than I've already listed.


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February 14, 2015 10:15 am  

opus 1 1983 perhaps


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February 14, 2015 11:59 am  

Can't give actual, per item, prices, but in FL, when I go to the organic farm, I fill a large "cold bag" to the brim. Can't even zip it closed. It's usually around $22.-$25. I took a Food Town plastic bag to the organic farm here on STX, didn't even come near packing it full. $47!!!

Frozen antibiotic free/hormone free chicken at Plaza is $15.99 for about 40 oz. I think the box says 7 pieces of boneless, skinless, breasts. So that's $6.40 per pound. In FL, at Fresh Market, their Tuesday sale always includes fresh chix breasts (same description) for $2.50 per pound. I think regular price is $4.99, but not sure, since I stock up on Tuesdays.

Band-aids...we buy the band-aid brand large flexible ones. In FL, they are under $3.00 a box. At K-mart on STX, over $6.00. So, no, I don't buy those locally. Drugstore.com!!

Also have to keep in mind freshness and quality. How many times have you bought prepackaged veggies, of some sort, just to find out the bottom (which you can't see in the package) is already going bad? Crackers are sometimes stale right out of the box. Potatoes are growing those root like things 2 days after buying. Anything dairy needs to be bought in small quantities and consumed quickly. Etc, etc.

On the plus side, this time of year, the tomatoes on STX can't be beat (still high price) and the farm fresh zucchini will spoil you forever from buying store bought.

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February 14, 2015 10:12 pm  

Do any of the food stores on STT deliver to villas or boats? If so what is the charge?


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February 14, 2015 10:25 pm  

Not the food stories but there are people that will shop for you.
Think Grocery Godess was one. Don't know if they're still doing so. Maybe someone else will know for sure.

If you charter a yacht from a local company, they offer provisioning services. You fill out your preference list and they shop for you.

Some of the high end villas offer provisioning. Of course, you pay for it.


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denvertired
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February 15, 2015 12:35 am  

hormone free chicken? does that mean it's not a boy or a girl?


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klpmtm
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February 15, 2015 5:50 am  

LMAO Denver!!!! I actually snorted!!!!


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February 15, 2015 10:02 am  

Do any of the food stores on STT deliver to villas or boats? If so what is the charge?

Gourmet Gallery and Moe's Fresh Market deliver for sure.

This company lists their prices online.

http://www.freshfoodsvi.com


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February 15, 2015 10:19 am  

Where is Moe' s and Fresh Foods located?


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February 15, 2015 10:36 am  

It looks like Fresh Foods is strictly a delivery service, with no store you can visit.


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February 15, 2015 11:27 am  

Where is Moe' s and Fresh Foods located?

Moe's is the former Marina Market in Red Hook and Fresh Foods is an online store.

http://www.freshfoodsvi.com/


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February 15, 2015 11:59 am  

Thanks. I've been to Moe' s once but didn't remember the name.
Don't get to east end often and when I do, it's not for grocery shopping. I quite forgot they were there.

Nice store, reminiscent of Marina Market tho different layout.
Good selections of products/produce, specialty items and meats
but very pricy, IMO.

Whenever I grocery shop in FL, I am always amazed at the lower prices I find. Whole Foods there are pretty comparable to our prices but the quality, freshness and wide range of selections are amazing including their ready made foods. You can get all kinds of soups, salads, sushi, deli selections and large choices of cooked meals, ready to eat and very tasty. I'd probably stop cooking if I lived there!:@)

I love going to stateside food markets. It's such a treat plus, they're so clean!


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February 15, 2015 12:46 pm  

Fresh Foods VI has a warehouse in Bovoni that's open to the public. I guess they want to give customers more than just online access. Very nice owners and warehouse.


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February 15, 2015 12:51 pm  

Are their prices competive with CUL/Pricesmart?


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