Looking for new places to find ingredients in Sacramento
the farmer's market
Italian Food Company
Where do you go for good ingredients and foodstuffs? Any recommended Mexican markets, Asian Markets, Eastern European, fish distributors or wholesalers???
Thanks in advance,
SF Chinese market at 65th St and Stockton Blvd.
La Superior Mexican market on Stockton Blvd North of Fruitridge on the west side of the street.
Are both good choices.
when I first move here I could only find pine nuts in health food stores. It's much better now. Nugget in West sac has good produce and cheese as does Whole Foods.
A nice array of Middle Eastern groceries can be found at Mediterranean Market and Deli at 1547 Fulton Ave. It is in between Pier1 and Smart and Final.
I've perused the selection at the european market up the street but have not purchased anything there but it looks great its between El Camino and Marconi on the west side of the street.
As for mexican I was given the recommendation of the Lopez market in the attached link:
Fish at reasonable prices can be had at the farmers market on Sunday. Perhaps Melly can chime in on some of her finds there.
re: free sample addict aka Tracy L
I am glad to know about the mid-Eastern grocer and Lopez. Dimsumgirl is the "go to girl" when it comes to the Sunday farmers market and she goes for Shogun salmon...and next Sunday will be the last call for salmon there till next season.
Oto's Japan Food on Freeport-nice store.
I skipped getting oysters Sunday cause didn't want to shuck em for just me. My husband is not a raw oyster fan...but I love em. It seems wrong to eat raw oysters all alone. I gotta hit the sack.
Try out the kumamotos. That's how I learned to shuck oysters. Now I like the Atlantics-- harder to shuck but so yummy!
Don't eat the oysters alone-- give me a call and we can shuck away! The guy that used to sell for the oyster company set me up with a glove. I have two oyster knives so anyway who wants to do an oysterfest, let me know!
These are all great sources. The farmer market fish mongers are the right choice. Great mussels from the oyster guy, and salmon fresh from Half Moon Bay or Noyo Harbor. Those are our standards
I also hear that Fins, the restaurant/fish monger in Fair Oaks and further out is coming downtown to 10th and S. Finally, good escolar on the way home from downtown. It is hard to find a good fish monger in sac. I have been craving monchong...
Thanks, I was so curious that I decided to check it out today. My appetite was off so I opted for the crab sandwich. It had lots of crab and it wasn't too mayonaisey. They added sweet pickle relish and little pieces of processed american cheese, both of which IMHO did not add anything to the salad. The fish in the market part looked excellent. Nice selection without being excessive.