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Market Tour: Sockerbit is New York's Sweetest Smörgåsbord

Sweets Ben Jay 14 comments

Sockerbit is home to a dizzying array of Scandinavian sweets and possibly New York's best selection of licorice. Most of the candy sold is smågodis, or "small candy," including licorice, marshmallows, chocolates, hard candies, available in countless combinations of sweet, sour, and salty. More

Market Tour: Slodycze Wedel is Greenpoint's Go-To for Polish Candy

Sweets Ben Jay 5 comments

Poland is home to a remarkably vibrant and under appreciated candy culture, and brands like E. Wedel and Wawel are a key part of Poland's national identity. Słodycze Wedel in Greenpoint, home to one of New York's largest Polish communities, is the candy store the neighborhood deserves. Since opening about 15 years ago, Słodycze Wedel has become not just a necessary Polish candy shop, but one of Brooklyn's best candy shops period, More

There's a Spanish Chain Called Taste of America and This is What They Sell

Market Scene Max Falkowitz 39 comments

When you're an American expat living oversees, sometimes you just gotta have your pancakes. And if you're an American (or American cuisine sympathizer) living in Spain, Taste of America is there to scratch that itch. More

A Tour of Aji Ichiban, an Asian Snack Paradise in New York

Sweets Ben Jay 15 comments

Candy stores are always special places, and ones that fill a specific niche are endlessly interesting and fun to explore. For those of us who love Asian candy and snacks, look no further than Aji Ichiban. More

Take a Tour of Gotham West Market

New York Jacqueline Raposo 26 comments

Far out on 11th Avenue, the Gotham Organization has pulled together eight top-notch food purveyors in an expansive space, where locals and tourists alike can grab coffees, small plates, bowls of ramen and classic American fare. We took a quick tour to see what's on the menus. More

Fish Tales in Cobble Hill, Where the Fishmonger Knows Your Name

New York Nicole Schnitzler 2 comments

Fish Tales has been supplying Brooklyn's Cobble Hill community with fresh seafood since opening in 1996. The Court Street fixture has followed the neighborhood's growth over the following 17 years—rotating its offerings and boosting its grocery selection—but two concepts remain firmly rooted in the shop's inception: its dedication to high quality fish and superb customer service. More

Head to Neptune Avenue's New York Bread for all Your Russian Shopping Needs

New York Andrew Coe 11 comments

If you don't want to fight Brighton Beach parking, New York Bread off on Neptune Avenue (conveniently a few blocks from Totonno's is a perfect place to shop for Russian specialties like bread, smoked fish, pre-made salads, and plenty of kvass. More

Raffetto's is Your Century-Old Fresh Pasta Destination

New York Chris Malloy 9 comments

Raffetto's has been in the pasta business since 1906, and it's still turning out great fresh and dry pasta today. More

A Tour of Economy Candy, the Best and Craziest Candy Store in NYC

Sweets Max Falkowitz 23 comments

Where's a kid (or kid at heart) supposed to get their sugar fix in a city that's lost most of its real candy stores? Economy Candy, the Lower East Side's—and by extension New York's—greatest, craziest candy shop. Take a tour with us. More

A Look Inside Green Zebra Grocery, Portland's New 'Healthy Convenience Store'

Rebekah Hubbard 2 comments

A much-anticipated 'health food convenience store' opens in Portland, featuring fresh food with a small footprint, and a few nods to the neighborhood culture. Here's a look inside. More

Fresh Seafood Galore at Westwego Shrimp Lot Near New Orleans, LA

Market Scene Meredith Bethune Post a comment

Talking shrimp, natural disasters, fishing and more with Wayne Hebert, a veteran seafood seller at Westwego Shrimp Lot, a no-frills seafood market outside of New Orleans. More

Snapshots from Japan: Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Sam Bresnick 2 comments

Though sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are well known Japanese dishes, one trip through Nishiki Market reveals just how much Japanese cuisine remains unfamiliar in much of the United States. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen," this vibrant market features 126 vendors along its fifteen-foot-wide walkway, selling everything from dried fish and fresh produce to tea and knives. See some of our favorite sites in the slideshow! More

Market Tour: The Ferry Building, San Francisco

Alissa Merksamer 14 comments

Locals and tourists mob San Francisco's historic Ferry Building for awesome food with locavore flare. We're taking a tour with stops at our favorite vendors. More

Find Filipino Groceries at Johnny Air Mart in the East Village

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher 7 comments

Alphabet City might not be the first place you'd think to look for ingredients from the Philippines. Nevertheless, that's where you'll find the Filipino market Johnny Air Mart—on Avenue A, just south of 14th street. Ricky, the general manager, explained why: "In Stuyvesant Town, there are lot of Filipino. And nurses from NYU, Beth Israel, area hospitals, there a lot of Filipino nurses. This area is the main Filipino area [in Manhattan]." More

Hanging Gardens of Ham, Mountain of Salt Cod at A. J. Seabra's Portuguese Supermarket in Newark, NJ

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 3 comments

It was with a sip of Portuguese "fire water" in my belly and some serious heat-induced dehydration that I launched myself giddily down the aisles of Newark's A & J Seabra Supermarket. And I'll level with you—that stuff is strong. So it took me a few minutes to reassure myself that it wasn't just the booze and the heat flushing my face and sending me bouncing from counter to counter, plucking items from the shelves, glassy-eyed and greedy. More

Campbell Cheese & Grocery Opens in Williamsburg, Selling Brooklyn and Southern Specialties

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher Post a comment

Two sisters have opened a charming specialty shop in Williamsburg with produce from Brooklyn, cheese from the Bronx and upstate, and specialty goods from the South and beyond. More

Market Tours: Portland's Park Avenue Market Provides Convenience of a Different Kind

Market Scene Kat Vetrano 4 comments

Yousif Jaffary's Park Avenue Market in Portland, Oregon, looks like your neighborhood 7-11, but peek inside and you'll find heaps of culinary gems. More

Market Tours: Dual Specialty Store, an Indian Spice Haven on Curry Row

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher 6 comments

Tucked into the chili-pepper-lit neighborhood known to most as Curry Row is a serious Indian market with spices, rare fresh herbs, and a beer selection vast enough to make even jaded East Village shoppers pay attention. More

Market Scene: Hillcrest Farmers Market, San Diego

Market Scene Erin Jackson 2 comments

There's no better time than right now to head to the Hillcrest Farmers Market. More

Market Tours: Adja Khady Food Distributor, West African in West Harlem

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher Post a comment

This West African market distributes Senegalese food and ingredients all around the country, but it's worth stopping in for a visit to learn more about a cuisine that doesn't get much love in New York. More

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