From authentic Mexican fare to foods imported from the African coastline, ditch the traditional grocery store this week in favor of one of Phoenix’s many ethnic and specialty food markets.
The bakery selection at Pro’s Ranch Market
De la Ana European Delicatessen
This former Russian market has recently been expanded to include a wide variety of foods from Eastern Europe. Mark off your standard grocery list with European-style cold cuts, cheeses and pastries, while trying some exotic foods like pirogi and pelmeni.
7828 N 19th Ave #5
Pro’s Ranch Market
Find and discover every kind of authentic Mexican food you can think of at Pro’s Ranch Market. Highlights include fresh and tangy ceviche, Ranch Market’s own chorizo, specialty cheeses from Central and South America, and homemade tortillas.
1602 E. Roosevelt St.
Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket
A one-stop shop, virtually visit and taste foods from multiple countries like China, Korea, Japan, India and Pakistan at Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket. Stock up on staples like rice, soy sauces and spices with can’t-beat prices.
Locations in Chandler, Peoria and Tucson
Benchris African Caribbean Market
This specialty ethnic market stocks authentic African and Caribbean apparel, art and food that is imported frequently from the African coastline. Shoppers can look forward to unique goodies like brown beans, lafun, egusi and ogbono.
5532 North 43rd Avenue
Andreoli Italian Grocer
Chef and owner Giovanni Scorzo personally makes all of the bread, pastries and even chocolates you see on display at this cozy Italian food shop that feels like home. While you’re dining on some pizza or bistecca alla fiorentina, shop for imported goods to take home, like pastas, olive oils and sweets.
8880 E Via Linda
Segal’s Kosher Foods
Segal’s is a Valley staple, offering up some of the finest Jewish fare, including a full line of dry goods, frozen foods, special Chalav Yisrael dairy and a full service butcher department. The specialty store also offers the largest selection of kosher wines in Phoenix.
4818 N 7th St.