Essex Market is an indoor market with a bunch of vendors, some in stalls and some in the same open space. The Porto Rico stall while not as comprehensive as their other shops is still great for a fresh coffee and supplies.
Fantastic local bodega. The food is fresh, the staff friendly. Anything you need in a pinch, you can probably get here. They have everything you could possibly need from a decent beer selection to home made wine to a fresh deli and produce to soap.
Items from Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba etc...etc...Produce is very inexpensive and the variety is mind blowing! Wonderful selection of Latin American products - every kind of fresh and dried chile pepper you can imagine and other South American products as well, like Peruvian dried potatoes and blue corn flour. They have all kinds of unique produce and ethnic grocery items as well as regular grocery items.