Anyhoo, Manhattan User’s Guide, or MUG, posted a handy tipsheet on cheap places to grocery shop, drink, dine and entertain without spending all of your stimulus check. For produce in a pinch, I’m a big fan of Chinatown’s surplus of fresh fruits and veggies – or I was when I was an NYC resident. Just make sure to wash whatever you buy very thoroughly since it’s stocked in close proximity to the honking, smoginess of Canal Street. And I’m always a fan of Trader Joe’s and the Italian bakeries on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx – they’ve been staples of my catering biz for years.
About Mary Anne Rittenhouse
The mother in this mother-daughter duo, Mary Anne is a registered nurse who has also worked for over two decades as a professional caterer