It’s subtle but when you move to or visit Phoenix Arizona you might start to notice many small things in your food world are forking different.
The Produce Section,
and Meat Sections
do differ from Grocery Stores in other areas that you might remember.
Different or fewer apples, less variety and more expensive mushrooms.
(yikes some good ones in specialty stores are forking $40. a lb. and more), and usually fewer colors of cauliflower. Instead of reasonably priced banana peppers you can find reasonably priced jalapeños and you can never find any fresh forking cherry peppers.
In the dairy section
you won’t find the different cottage cheeses offering you the variety of different sizes of curds. You also won’t find a good quality ricotta cheese so you should forking make your own. You can find heavy whipping cream but regular heavy cream that you might need for your cheese making as it is almost impossible to find. Not all but MOST forking grocery stores here don’t carry heavy cream and just carry heavy whipping cream instead.
The deli forking differs too here in Phoenix.
You need to make your own forking Health Salad out here if you want it. The brands of deli meat differ and out here you can’t get real pastrami like the kind that has fat you just melt off in your fry pan. Out here you get the kind that turns forking hard when you try to heat it in a pan because it’s made without fat and also has less flavor.
Not all but most meat departments don’t carry veal but that might be because maybe most people don’t eat veal anymore?
It used to be easy to find roaster chickens but most places here only forking carry fryer chickens.
Almost everyone likes Cannoli’s. I guess not too many people out here in Phoenix eat them because they are M.I.A. from the forking bakery counters. If you want a cannoli you need to find a specially store or make them yourself. Actually a lot is missing in action from the bakery counters such as people. People don’t wait in line to order bread and sweets as it’s just forking self serve. So far I haven’t tried any sweets from these grocery bakeries that taste good to me as they seem to have that chemical box taste taste so I forking make my own. Real rye bread doesn’t make much of an appearance here either as you have to settle for mostly spiked up white bread trying to be rye. Most of the grocery bakeries make forking squishy bread that doesn’t taste like real bread. You can find some good bread but it’s few and far between.
Of the jarred items I’d normally purchase I have to do without India Relish as NOT ONE STORE in the forking Phoenix Area Carries it. Hot Cherry Peppers are not in any regular supermarket. I note I can find them at the Asian Market so I have to forking go there for that. I also haven’t found anisette sugar out here anywhere yet.
I hate to say this and pardon the pun but the Forking Fish selection Stinks.
That is the truth! Almost every major supermarket sells only a few varieties not so fresh tasting fish. I know Arizona is the forking desert and fish just don’t swim here but just about every FORKING TIME I purchase fish from a supermarket it doesn’t taste fresh if it’s edible at all. Often ALL the Markets sell Spoiled Fish.
Soda taste different. I think the high Arizona Heat brings out the chemical taste. The same with canned foods. You can taste the can more. Maybe it’s because of the dry heat?
On the Bright Side!
The Phoenix food area is far from forking awful and many things are also better!
It’s easier to find less expensive better tasting beef. You can pick up almost any forking beef from anywhere and you can do well easily.
Local Produce is grown here and is sold at Super markets and Farmers Markets. Some of the stand outs are the Local Grains, Local Beans and I really like the Local Sprigarella, Local Rutabaga’s, Local Pecans and Local Dates.
Many big box stores and Asian Markets are conveniently located to most of us.
You have forking easy access to booze and wine. Most Super Markets and Forking Gas Stations sell Booze and Wine. Phoenix also has some Forking Drive threw Liquor Stores.
Specialty wine stores are also conveniently located in many areas.
Phoenix is a foodie destination! lots of interesting and international restaurants. You can travel the World by the Forking Seat of your pants in the Metro Phoenix Area.
Most of Mexican Cuisine is here from Seafood to Cow Head Tacos to dishes with dried Crickets to Americanized Mexican Favorites like chimichangas.
The Birthday Song kind of place
Almost every kind of Asian Food is here
including Cambodian. We also have Caribbean Food, Swedish Food, Moroccan Food, German Food, Bosnian Food, English Food, Indian Food, Middle Eastern Food and Others!
Many Magazines and Food TV Shows say we have the best Forking Pizza Shop in the country!
You want Steak Phoenix has LOTS of fine steak houses. There is no steak shortage here.
Many James Bread Nominated Chefs have restaurants here and they all put out all kinds of Forking interesting creative plates.
At not all but many of the restaurants with patios your dog is welcomed to dine with you.
Food wise Phoenix Arizona is not the same and is Forking different from other places you’ve been.