I myself have but rarely had any use for vegetables. Generally, I prefer to eat things with parents. But for those of you with a decided preference for the fruits of the earth, here is where to buy them.
The big produce outfit at the Chelsea Market has some of the city's best produce.
Tucked away in a corner of Long Island City is this superb fruit store, which has some of the best produce in the city.
Without question, the best fruits and vegetables available in New York can be found in this legendary store, the Tiffany of produce. Don't come expecting any bargains though.
Wildly expensive and wildly good, this Upper East Side gourmet store caters to gastrocrats and produces the goods to justify its astronomical prices.
The heart of the city's good-food movement and the mecca of all chefs and gastronomes, the Greenmarket is sometimes less than reliable, but then, so is nature.
A beloved, even sometimes over-rated gourmet store, you can count on Garden of Eden for great produce, great dried fruit, and a pretty good meat selection.
There might be better produce in Manhattan, and there might be lower prices, but I don't know of anywhere in the 212 that has such good fruit and vegetables at such a great price. Love it.
This vast downtown store has all the Whole Foods Market stuff you expect, plus an immense dedicated beer mart.
It's a long way to "little odessa" but if you go, stop in at this fabulous fruit store, which sells some of the city's greatest produce for supermarket prices.