Best place to buy "exotic" fruits
I'd like to give a gift of several different fruits to a relative who grew up in California amidst fruit groves - he's tasted so many different types, but I know there are many from other places that he'd like as well.
I'm in the Miracle Mile district, but I'm willing to drive to find a good selection.
Closest to the Miracle Mile, I would suggest first going to a Korean supermarket like HK Market to see if that fits your bill.
Your best bet, though, is to expand to 99 Ranch or Hawaii Supermarket, since any market that carries durian is a good bet to stock other exotic fruit.
My favorite exotic fruit of the moment is jackfruit, which has the flavor of durian without the stink. You can get that at a Filipino market like Seafood City.
The new Ralphs downtown on Flower had a surprisingly good selection, though expensive. Maybe all "fresh fares" have good choices.
They had at least:
normal and golden kiwi