The store stocks basically everything you need in order to cook authentic Ghanaian food at reasonable prices. The owner, Valentin, is a delight to buy from and he will stop and chat with you as well. Highly recommended!
They carry hundreds of items imported from the Middle East for a fair price, just grab a basket and search for the missing ingredients to complete your recipe! Remember before you grab your apron and start making the famous egyptian foul, get the canned fava beans from here. Other than grocery products, they have a full Halal Meat section and cafeteria style eatery
Whether you are a homesick East African or a budding Indian cook, you'll appreciate the excellent assortment of spices and ingredients in this small, friendly grocery store. Plastic tubs of spices range from the mundane (cinnamon bark, cardamom pods) to the hard-to-find (several hot-and-spicy Ethiopian blends). Prices range from reasonable to insanely cheap.
Very friendly owner and staff. Most of the items are reasonably priced given the distance traveled to acquire them.
They stock a reasonable range of staple African/Caribbean products.
This Indian grocery store had the best selection and service in the University City area. This is the place to get Indian groceries in Philadelphia. They've got such a tremendous selection of legumes, condiments, chaat mixes, nuts and fruits, I find things here that I can find nowhere else in the city. If you adore Ethiopian injeeras, you can get a nice sack of them to keep you full for days.
Penzey's is a great resource for spices, herbs, mixtures and flavorings, and it is near the top of the list of spice shops. They have tons of spices, neatly organized, next to large smelling pots of that spice. you can take a whiff, get a feel for what you may buy, and then choose accordingly. Also, their prices are reasonable.