Farm Boy does have lots going for it. But it does have a few shortcomings.Farm Boy is amazing, but I don't go there often enough because both locations are inconvenient when living downtown. Looking forward to the Metrocentre store!
"The stir fry counter cooks with non-stick pans, so don't bother." - what does this mean?Farm Boy's frozen pizza dough is great and their store brand pizza sauce (both ~$2) is good as well. I also recommend the kefir masala dip and the toasted pita crackers. The flavoured variety made in-store, not the boxed ones.
The stir fry counter cooks with non-stick pans, so don't bother.
The store-brand canned coconut milk is decent and cheap. If you're trying to build a decent curry, your shopping trip will probably need to involve a visit to a second grocery store.
They have a really good variety of kombucha as well and there's always one type on sale. The Leslie and Lake Shore store makes the wait for an east-end Organic Garage location a little easier. I wish it was more pedestrian friendly, because I'm limited to whatever I can carry home in my backpack on a bike. Walking to that store is absolutely ridiculous.
Non-stick coatings can't handle the high heat necessary for a proper stir-fry and ingredients won't develop a good sear. They just slide around and steam, and the result is a wet and disappointing stir-fry. It's a waste of the good produce they're using."The stir fry counter cooks with non-stick pans, so don't bother." - what does this mean?
Doesn't help that their sauces are seriously under flavoured; and they don't use enough fresh garlic or ginger.Non-stick coatings can't handle the high heat necessary for a proper stir-fry and ingredients won't develop a good sear. They just slide around and steam, and the result is a wet and disappointing stir-fry. It's a waste of the good produce they're using.
Amazing - now that's innovation. I hope they don't forget to include drink holders on the shopping carts!Liberty Village Longo's grand opening is Wednesday Nov 20th.
- Fresh pasta bar,
- Hand-stretched mozzarella,
- Salumi bar,
- Burger bar,
- Stone oven pizza counter
- Fresh sushi.
-Jacked Up Coffee,
-order ahead with Ritual or receive prepared meals through Uber Eats straight to their doors. Grocery Gateway same-day pickup will also be available at the location
Inside Corks Beer and Wine, Amsterdam will be brewing on-site marking the grocer’s first brewery integration. The brewery will feature craft brews from the Amsterdam Adventure series on rotating taps year-round at the Liberty Village Longo’s. There will also be co-branded menu items inside the restaurant including Amsterdam Boneshaker short rib agnolotti.
And, not yet, but in the future
- Plans to make the location the first fully liquor licensed grocery store in Canada, allowing for the freshly brewed Amsterdam Beer to be enjoyed while perusing the aisles.
You won't find any Stubai or Wuko thereI'm gonna go check out the Longo's down the road this week. Pretty stoked about the Amsterdam Brewery-whatever-the-hell on site.
Unrelated as hell but also pretty stoked for the CT to open in the spring in the same building.