By Katarina Hybenova
Hi Mango – new natural grocery market on 1055 Flushing (all photos by the author)
“We opened last Tuesday,” said a girl smiling behind the counter at Hi Mango. The newest addition to the natural grocery stores in the area just opened on 1055 Flushing Ave. After a tweet from @palekid I was really curious whether Hi Mango will be good alternative to get some quality food and produce or essentially a really healthy rip off.
@ @ @ – sooo Hi Mango is basically better than L-Mo’s, Kiwi’s and BK Natural combined.
I went to do my regular basic shopping on Sunday afternoon. You know, yogurt-vegetables-kind of stuff. (Also please note that I am a vegetarian, so no meat on my shopping list… ).
The store looks nice with a some good deals on produce right at the entrance.
STEM tomatoes for 49 cents are a steal! Also great deal on mangos.
Mozarella isn’t the cheapest.
Fresh cage free eggs. $2.99. Not bad.
Two cucumbers for $1. Deal!
I like my organic milk for coffee. $4.49. Average.
Organic baby kale for $2.99 – big time WIN! Normally you can buy this very same product for like $4.99…
Oh well, they didn’t have my cat’s favorite food. But the big can of Wellness cat food is for $1.99. (Higher) average.
Six pack of Bluepoint Summer Ale for $9.99. Not bad at all.
It was the International Ice Cream Day yesterday so I HAD to buy ice cream. This pint of vegan coconut+cinnamon cookie deliciousness was for $4.99.
Organic big yogurt – $4.49. Average – not bad.
If you tell the cashier that it’s your first time at Hi Mango, you’ll get a free cute, cat-themed shopping bag. Yes!
Overall, the shopping experience at Hi Mango is a nice one. You can get really good deals on produce but otherwise the prices are in (higher) average. As a vegetarian I was a little disappointed about the lack of soy products besides ordinary tofu. Luckily the cat-themed shopping bag made it better…
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