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Giacomo’s Springdale Market Now Open: 10 Reasons to Try! Stamford, CT

21 Dec

Back in May we told you all about our favorite spot to pick up a breakfast sandwich:  Giacomo’s Italian Deli.  The bacon, egg, and cheese there on Terra Nova is just wicked, wicked good.  Well, Jack Delli Carpini (the owner) told us about his plans to open up shop next door after the dry cleaning business had moved out.

We’d wait in anticipation, hoping that when we drove by, it’d be open.  His original estimates were June, then October, then November, but hallelujah, Giacomo’s Springdale Market is now open for business.  It’s in the same shopping center as Sherwin Williams and close to Vinny’s Backyard Grill and Dairy Inn.  We plan to visit here often to stock up on goods, but we’re especially excited during the nicer months.  We plan to ride our bikes down, pick out ingredients for a meal, then hightail it back home and cook up a storm.  That should cancel out some of those calories. ;)

Here are the vitals on this new Springdale neighborhood market:

• Tons of fresh produce such as apples, pears, lemons, oranges, peppers, tomatoes, onions, fennel, celery, eggplant, herbs, types of lettuce, and lots more.

Italian confections and even Italian cookies.

• Many different varieties of Terra Nova and other breads such as Port Chester’s Neri’s Bakery.

• Fresh deli meats and cheese from Boar’s Head.

• Chicken, beef, sausage, pork, and other meats.

Freshly prepared sides such as giardiniera, fresh water mozzarella, pasta salads, hot cherry peppers, pepperoncini, and a variety of olives.

• Shelves upon shelves of Italian specialties, concentrating on Scalfani goods.

• There’s even a shelf devoted to Goya and other similar products.

Odds and ends like soap, detergent, and your common household goods.

Fresh pasta from Terra Nova with more pasta and fresh meals to go on the way!

Basically, to wrap it up, Jack summed it up when we talked to him in May:  “If you can find it at a supermarket, you’ll probably be able to find it there.”  Well, to check things out, but also as an excuse to buy some goodies, we stocked up on a nice loaf of Terra Nova French bread, some bocconcini that was smooth and oh so good, about a pound of flank steak that we’ve got marinating for tonight, and a tangy-hot giardiniera salad to go with our Israeli couscous tonight.  Oh, and all that came to just about $13…super cheap for great food.

We’ll be back…many, many times.  And, I guess we’ll have to pick up some bacon, eggs, and cheese too just because we’re there. ;)

Giacomo’s Springdale Market

Address:  1100 Hope Street

Stamford, CT 06907
Phone:  (203) 322-2544

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 6:30 am until 7 pm

                Saturday, 7 am until 6 pm

                Sunday, 8 am until 4 pm

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From killer breakfast sandwiches to fresh produce coming soon. Giacomo’s Italian Deli and Springdale Market-Stamford, CT

22 May

Bacon, egg, and cheese on Terra Nova Italian bread. #Eyegasam

Update:  Giacomo’s Springdale Market is now open!

When you come into Giacomo’s Italian Deli, you’re probably greeted by the smiley, always happy and chipper owner, Jack (Giacomo in Italian) Delli Carpini.  We admit it…it’s kind of overwhelming when you enter Giacomo’s because there are so many great options available.  So far we’ve only had breakfast, but can’t wait to try their panini’s and sandwiches next! As for breakfast, you can order a fresh made full diner-like breakfast or just a breakfast sandwich for on the go. Our fave so far has been the breakfast sandwiches.  They must be ordered on the Terra Nova Italian bread that he gets in from Arthur Ave.  He also has loaves on sale at the store so you can feed your addiction even when you can’t come right back to Giacomo’s.  In fact, there are lots of other things for sale that you’d expect at any good Italian deli, like pasta salads and espresso.

Okay, onto our go-to breakfast dish when we have a lazy Sunday:  bacon, egg, and cheese on Terra Nova Italian bread.  The bread is buttered and is toasted on the grill and comes out crispy, toasty, but also still with that great chewy consistency that you get with Italian bread.  They aren’t cheap or skimpy with the bacon, like some places can be.  The bacon is thick, crispy, and full of flavor and adds a great smokiness to the sandwich.  They cook it on the dark side, but that’s the way we love it. The eggs are fresh and cooked in thin layers that are folded on top of each other.  They do it right here.  You go somewhere else nearby and you get frozen eggs or you go to a bagel shop and you get a microwaved version of an egg.  A disgrace, if you ask us.  Finish it up with some American cheese that melts down all gooey, adding more depth and a good variety in texture.  This is a killer breakfast sandwich and is worth it, and the sausage, egg, and cheese is also really good, too.  The sausage patties they use are full of great spice and flavor.  

They do great justice to complete breakfasts too.  You always see a steady stream of people ordering food to go, or sitting down to enjoy a nice bite, whether it’s breakfast or lunch.  So, it’s no wonder why Jack is opening up Giacomo’s Springdale Market right next door.  We asked him about his plans for his market, and he told us, “If you can find it at a supermarket, you’ll probably be able to find it there.”  They’ll have fresh produce and products, especially nice Italian staples like the Terra Nova bread.  What we’re really excited about is that they’ll have prepared, ready to eat meals available to buy.  It doesn’t get better or easier than that, does it?

We live pretty close by to this great Hope Street location that’s between Sherwin Williams and First County Bank, so we’re planning on riding our bikes down a lot to get some fresh food for our meal that night.  Sometime in June October November we should see the doors open and get a taste of what’s in store for Stamford.  It’s open! Until then, we’re going to hold off on giving Giacomo’s a nom rating, but, we’ve already had a taste, and we declare:  it is good.

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Giacomo’s Italian Deli
Address:  1100 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06907
Phone:  (203) 322-2544

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