After a few months of renovations to the space, Mr. Lime Fruit and Vegetables opened earlier this week at 313 7th Avenue, between 8th and 9th Streets.
Mr. Lime picks up the reins of the former Kim’s Grocery, which closed its doors in May after 30 years in the neighborhood. Like its predecessor, the grocery is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, convenient for those hopping off the F/G trains nearby or looking for a bite during a late shift at the hospital.
The space is stocked with fruits and vegetables, of course, all of it reasonably priced (they’re pretty wimpy spears, but at $1 that bunch of asparagus is worth a second look).
They also offer a nice selection of meats, cheeses, and dry goods — from cereal to spices, it seems like they’ve probably got what you need — plus a small bunch of pastries for you to grab before your commute in the morning, and a wide selection of beers (pictured is just one of several refrigerated cases) to pick up on your way home.
They also have trays of sushi, sandwiches, and salads ready to go, plus a juice bar, where you can get pretty much whatever combo you can think of.
We went with pineapple, carrot, orange, and apple, and it was ready in a flash and was perfectly sweet and refreshing. And through Sunday, August 17, you can get any kind you like in the size shown above (10 ounces) for free between 8am-8pm! Same goes for a 10-ounce cup of coffee.
Be sure to stop in and welcome them to the neighborhood!