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Making Grown Men Cry Since 1992
For the most complete restaurant poll in Albuquerque, pick up the Best of Burque Restaurants issue: on stands Oct. 11!
Robinson Park Eighth Street and Central NWSaturdays mornings, June through October farmersmarketsnm.org
A warm afternoon in Robinson Park, some just-picked sweet corn, a wedge of fresh goat cheese, a bag of ripe heirloom tomatoes and maybe some live bluegrass: This is the kind of thing Albuquerqueans dream of.
2) Los Ranchos Growers’ Market3) Corrales Growers’ Market
Winning by a landslide, the community-supported agriculture service formerly known as Los Poblanos Organics makes it easy for customers to take home weekly deliveries of high-quality organic produce and groceries.
2912 Eubank NE294-14276100 Coors NW, Suite H898-6121 kellersfarmstores.com
Discerning carnivores rejoice over this long-standing purveyor of incredibly fresh (and humanely raised, chemical-free) meats and deli selections.
2) Nelson’s Meats3) Tie: Sunflower Market, Whole Foods Market
It was hard to narrow this one down. Among the standouts: 505 green chile sauce , Aroma Fresca pesto , Heidi’s raspberry jam , Dion’s ranch dressing, Lusty Monk mustard and Cervantes’ red chile . Salsa loyalties were divided, natch, with shout-outs to El Pinto , Los Cuates , Monroe’s , Pedro’s and Sadie’s .
1103 Mountain NW243-2424 goldencrown.biz
This Downtown-area panadería steals the baking crown thanks to its addictive green chile bread, its wide selection of fresh pizzas and its award-winning bread sculptures.
2) ABC Cake Shop3) French Riviera Bakery
88 Louisiana SE268-0206 talinmarket.com
Lured perhaps by the new food truck gathering on Wednesday afternoons, ethnic-food-seeking shoppers knocked La Montañita Co-Op out of the top spot. Talin is clearly the place to go for Asian food, but the far-reaching selection of goods from Europe, South America and Africa makes this specialty superstore an Albuquerque essential.
2) Trader Joe’s3) Sunflower Market
Multiple locations sfmarkets.com
The expanding Sunflower empire (four and counting in Albuquerque) impresses with its weekly cornucopia of bright, crisp fruits and vegetables. And let’s not forget all those “Crazy Price” specials, which have readers gobbling up buckets of blueberries and sacks of strawberries.
2) Whole Foods Market3) La Montañita Co-op
3512 Lomas NE255-4404 jubilationwines.com
Jubilation’s a safe bet for obscure craft beers, a vintage Highland Scotch or a great bottle of red. And the staff is knowledgeable and conversant to the point that you may just walk out fancying yourself a connoisseur.
2) Quarters Package Liquor3) Trader Joe’s