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Where to buy a quality produce.

  • 23-07-2020 11:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭

    I was buying watermelons recently in Tesco, Lidl and SV. Wasn't always happy with the quality - yes you need to know how to pick the right one the most ripe and sweet etc, but still what's available isn't perhaps as good as you could buy in the country of origin at the right time and so on.

    So it made me wonder is there a place you can get let's call it "a better quality" stuff, keeping an open mind here that is not supermarket grade and surely costs more, but I'm in a mood for some good watermelon before the season is done :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,073 ✭✭✭Johnny_Fontane

    the best fruit and veg comes into smithfield and the various sellers around there. I've been going to condrens for years and never been disappointed. Talk to him, there could be some covid issues at the moment with getting certain products.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Politics Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,108 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dizzyblonde

    The Asian and Halal shops often have really good quality fruit. Here in Swords in Dublin, Umami sell fabulous looking watermelons.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,514 Mod ✭✭✭✭Amirani

    Small Changes in Drumcondra are excellent.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,273 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Independent greengrocers or anywhere that supplies restaurants basically

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭Speedsie
    ¡arriba, arriba! ¡andale, andale!

    Whereabouts are you based op?

    I agree with L1011 that independents are the way to go. I like 'Fruit for you' in Naas and 'Get Fresh' in Rathfarnham.

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,273 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Get Fresh in Rathfarnham is insanely good and I'd almost move to be closer to it if there was more to do in Rathfarnham and I was rather a lot better paid :P

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,453 Mod ✭✭✭✭Shenshen

    For watermelons in particular, I think you can't beat Eastern Europeans shops. Their fresh produce is generally pretty good, but their watermelons are something else, when they're in season.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,865 ✭✭✭Dave_The_Sheep

    Has anyone tried any of those veg boxes (delivered) that various places are supplying these days? At least claiming to be local (Irish) produce in season, etc. I tried a few just to see, and they're hit and miss.