You will appreciate the freshness, selection and the value. Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. They have a great selection of pierogies and meat. Bread is very good, too
For some, there is nothing better than a good, old fashioned Jewish Deli. Schlesinger's fits the bill nicely. You really can go wrong with any of the sandwiches (especially their breakfast sandwiches). Consistently good food at good prices.
A Great Selection of German products. Their potato pancakes are great & the cucumber salad is the best! it has fresh dill and isn't sugary sweet They have a very large selection of German candy. and the biggest selection of Ritter chocolate. The display case is chock full of wonderful meaty and cheesey items to satisfy your craving for a taste Germany.
Very attractive German deli choc-a-bloc with all things from the Fatherland (except alcohol--naturally.). Their german imports are as good as it gets in Philly. Rieker's seemingly is the only game around for German meat specialties.
Greek food, Turkish food, and quite surprisingly, Israeli food! Great little shop with a lot if interesting foods. They carry overseas chocolate & cookies that are absolutely delicious and also provide the best and freshest fruit in the area.
Dana Mandi is a great spot to know about in University City. First the store itself is loaded with food stuffs from the Indian sub-continent. Lot of indian groceries are available. Do try out!
Frozen galangal (laos), banana leaf, pandanus leaf, and a myriad of sauces, noodles, spices are available here. They also have a section of prepared foods that are authentic recipes. It is unassuming from the outside and smallish on the inside but it is #1 for Indonesian. Prices are comparable to the other Asian groceries in the city, but what makes Ramayana Store stand out is its welcoming vibe and the rather extensive selection of imported goods.
Another indonesian shop, has great meatballs and all kinds of groceries, noodles, sauces, treats, rice and more.
If you love fancy oils, vinegars and salts and you have not yet been to Cardenas, what are you waiting for?! This local biz has jugs upon jugs of delicious oils and vinegars, plus a wall of various types of salt. You can taste anything in the store, and the folks who run the place are super knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.