Babushkas deli is a treasure within itself, with many Russian (and Polish) choices that will make you feel right at home. They also import goods from Russia, which ads to the validity of the deli. This is more than just a little deli tucked away in a nondescript strip mall. They've got canned good, fresh fruit, dried goods, deli meats, fish and cheeses. They have an array of prepared foods.
Rasputin is a fabulous market that offers up fresh produce and hard-to-find candies, liquors, edibles (namely from Russia and the Middle East). The store has a good selection of European foods. The deli section is big, well stocked(unless you are there right before Russian or Jewish holidays), and always fresh. Best russian deli in the area. Good variety of cold cuts, ready hot food, salads, bakery.
It's the first Lithuanian food store in Los Angeles. They have imported many things from the old country including impossible-to-find specialty pickles and cabbage, frozen foods like Dadu ice cream. They stock electric graters that shred potatoes for cepelinai, kugelis, and of course potato pancakes. VISIT SITE
This is a great family run grocery store - heavy on Asian items, good cheap produce, and butcher shop. They have all the ingredients and produce you'll need to make Asian meals including Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnameseand Chinese dishes and more. This grocery warehouse market rocks have star fruit -jujubes, mangos-durian and hundreds of different types of canned fruit. Huge selection with incredible and hard to find vegetables and cuts of meat.
It's a Latino market, they carry a good amount of Latino products. You need sofrito in a jar, it's there. You need Goya stuff, it's there. You need lengua or carne asada, the butcher is there to get that for you. They carry veggies and fruit, not the best quality but it's good enough for any Latino. Oh and the diary products, fresh cheese, cojita and Mexican and Salvadoran creams are pretty cheap too!
Think Mexican market: fairly clean, butcher section, produce section, overall small market selection but will most likely have what you're looking for.. It's about the size of a 7-11. Bargain prices for produce & the best part is you can buy as little or as much as you want. This place is small, but if you are thinking about doing a carne asada, then this is a place to go and get your basic ingredients.
A very nice Nepalese/Indian grocery/specialty item store. Right next to the excellent Himalayan Restaurant! Both highly recommended. It has a little bit of everything Nepalese. There are your typical groceries, Nepalese cuisine, several spices & seasonings. Then some of your typical household goods etc.
If you long for any authentic goods from The Netherlands, especially food-related, then the Holland Pastry Shop is for you. Don't let the word "pastry" throw you; this is more market than bakery. This shop occupies three store fronts. The main store, which resembles a mini-mart, is jammed packed with all sorts of Dutch and Indonesian goodies, The central store is where the activity occurs. This is where the oven is located to bake their delicious cookies and pastries. VISIT SITE
Five stars for being the only fully-stocked-with-everything Filipino store on the Westside! This store stocks basically anything and everything you need to cook your favorite Filipino dishes. Great place with a great range. I highly recommend it.
They have a unique selection of exotic fruits straight from the Philippines, great produce, fantastic seafood/butcher/etc., all the asian/filipino goods you could ask for. You will be able to find Asian and American foods, too. The Pinoy standards of lumpia, swiss rolls, ube and fresh seafood is plentiful. You needed to make pancit...they had all the ingredients. VISIT SITE