The place to be for everything Puerto Rico without leaving New York. If you are curious or are familiar with Puerto Rican Products, culture and cuisine, this is the place for you. Located in Brooklyn, who knew that a shortcut to Puerto Rico existed right in our backyard.
You will find every thing you need here- from rare fruits and spices to Caribbean sauces and Asian noodles... the selections range from Latino (mexican, puerto rican, dominican, venezuelan, etc.) to Haitian and generic American groceries.
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.
This is a Eastern European (Romanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Macedonian) and Turkish market. This place is, quite literally, filled to the brim with affordable and hard to find goodies. Good selection of dried fruits, olives and nuts, pickled goods, preserves, desserts, breads, small selection of cheese, tinned and dried meats and charcuterie from Europe and a couple of local makers. VISIT SITE
The sign in the front boasts of "Gourmet Romanian Specialties" along with European and Mediterranean food, The place is vast for an ethnic grocery, with a deli on one side making fresh foods. Wide variety of cheeses-feta, khasher etc. They have cold cuts, sausages from all different places. Nuts, bread, lahmajoons, jams, pastry section and the list goes on and on.
Fantastic, fantastic place, the closest to being back in Russia that I have felt at any store. The produce here is more expensive than at many of the neighboring stores, but in terms of packaged foods, their selection is larger than any I have seen in the US and at very reasonable prices. They have an insane selection of prepared dishes, soups, salads, baked goods, etc
It's a typical small Russian grocery store, but it has lot of specialty international items, and all staples one would need to curb the cravings for Russian food. Be it Borjomi or pelemeni, pickled tomatoes or cucumbers, napoleon or karakum, olivier or shuba, fresh bread or caviar, they got little bit of everything. Good deli section.
Taste of Russia is in the Brighton Beach area which is where lots of Russians live & shop. This shop has everything you can think of if you like Russian food. Lots of pastries, ready-to-eat salad bar, hot foods, meats, fish, everything. We found full fat sour cream; lox cream cheese.