Great Produce Markets in Phoenix Area
I am interesed in great produce markets in the Phoenix area. No interest in regular chain store supermarkets. I would appreciate recommendations for markets with great prices, high turnover of product and things not found in the regular supermarkets.
Any ethnic market recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
Super L (Formerly 99 Ranch Market)
This store is in the Chinese Cultural Center on 44th St. just south of the 202 freeway. It carries more varieties of bok choy than I ever knew existed, along with numerous other asian produce items.
Ranch Market (not to be confused with the Ranch Market above)
The biggest store is at 16th St. and Roosevelt near downtown. There are some other branches in South Phoenix and on the west side. Carries a large variety of produce with an emphasis on items used in Mexican and Central American cuisine.
A locally-based chain of groceries with an emphasis on fresh produce and bulk goods. An affordable alternative to Whole Foods.
A competitor to Sprouts. A divison of Wild Oats at a lower price level than Wild Oats stores.
Besides these choices, I can remember a great produce market on Avenida del Yaqui in Guadalupe, but I haven't been there in years and haven't heard much about it recently. I think the owner sold the store and opened a new one in east Mesa. I'm not sure what the status of the Guadalupe store is these days.
I love all of these places. Love. Love. Love.
Yet for produce, you often have to use it within 12-48 hours.
That's not a slam. Not a negative. Just something to consider.
They are at their peak of freshness.