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Ethnic Markets in Phoenix (or the Valley)?

Some that come to mind immediately:

- Ranch Market in Phoenix

- Ranch Market (Super L) at COFCO

- Lee Lee Oriental Market in Chandler

What other ethnic markets are out there?

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  1. define ethnic... there are a number of jewish/kosher markets in town now as well, and there must be tons of carnicieras around... there's an asian market that's been around a while on the west side

    Western Market
    4208 W. Dunlop Avenue,
    Phoenix, AZ 85051
    (623) 915-9330

    and apparently another north of there..
    Song Song Oriental Seafood Market
    10430 North 19th Avenue,
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    (602) 943-7277

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    1. re: hzp

      I think those are definitely ethnic. Thanks for the heads up.

      1. re: hzp

        I have been to a good Middle Eastern Market just South of Greenway on Cave Creek (on the West side of the street).

        They sell prepared foods there as well (including hot items, like Falafel sandwiches if I am not mistaken). I have never got the prepared foods, but have had good experiences getting grocery items.

      2. Asiana Market in Glendale. We just visited it for the first time last weekend. It's a large Korean market with lots of prepared foods - marinated kalbi and bulgogi, kimchee, panjan, etc - a butcher counter, seafood counter, great produce section, and also a wide selection of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian groceries.

        Asiana Market
        4410 W Union Hills Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85308

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        1. re: Rubee

          That's Glendale? I thought it was in Phoenix by a few blocks.

          1. re: Firenza00

            I'm not sure, I'm new to the area and followed the address listed on the internet, which says Glendale.

            1. re: Rubee

              No prob. The street address is correct. It's in the NW corner of UH and 43rd Ave. We usually go to Leelee's or Ranch, but Asiana is closer if we only need a couple items.

          2. re: Rubee

            I think there's another one of these on Southern & Dobson in Mesa, in the strip mall with Hodori, Dragonfly, and the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant. I haven't been in it in years but I remember it was also mostly Korean products.

            1. re: sistinas

              Yep. That's a Korean market... they're also opening a new one more southeast of there, too.

          3. Baiz Market on 20th St south of Roosevelt. It's a really nice Middle Eastern market with an very good restaurant inside. I love their chicken shwarma sandwich.

            I haven't been yet, but Shish Kebab House in Glendale was supposed to move to a new location across the street from their existing location with a market as well as restaurant inside. The move was scheduled for the end of Feb/beginning of March. The new location is the NW corner of Olive and 51st Ave.

            There's a British market at Hayden/Thomas or Hayden/Osborn in Scottsdale.

            There's also a small Euro/Indo market at 16th St and Bell. I can't remember the name. It's in the plaza on the SE corner.

            Andreoli's is an Italian market that has a lot of fans. There's another Italian market at Scottsdale and Shea (NE corner) who's name escapes me.

            Baiz Market
            523 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ

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            1. re: Firenza00

              Adding Andreoli's place link.

              Andreoli Italian Grocer
              8880 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

              1. re: Firenza00

                That's Guido's on Scottsdale and Shea. Combo market and restaurant. Good food, and they have broasted chicken.

                Guido's Chicago Meat & Deli
                10893 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 121, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

              2. Romanelli's (Italian) at 35th Ave and Dunlap.
                Giado's World Market (Middle Eastern) at Guadalupe and Dobson - Giado's also carries halal meats, fresh dill, sweet lemons, and other produce, feta, olives.

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                1. re: Alice Letseat

                  Manila Market on the southwest corner of 35th Ave and Dunlap ( right near Romanelli's) has a good variety of Asian, Indian, even some African items. New Tokyo Market at 3435 W. Northern is a lovely Japanese market in the same neighborhood.
                  My all time favorite is Haji-Baba's at 1513 East Apache in Tempe, which also serves Middle Eastern food in its restaurant.

                2. A co-worker has told me about Ishtar Market, on 35th ave and Thunderbird. She says it's a great middle eastern market, and they have a really good selection of olives.

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                  1. re: ajs228

                    Place Link.

                    Ishtar Market
                    3513 W Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ

                  2. Saffron Market in north Scottsdale (FLW at the 101, southwest corner; near Rubio's & the Callebaut chocolate shop) has a good variety of middle eastern stuff. I was looking for pomegranate molassas last Christmas, & they had several to choose from.

                    1. Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli
                      Haji Baja
                      DeFalco's Italian Grocery & Deli

                      Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli
                      3052 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

                      De Falco's
                      2334 N Scottsdale Road, scottsdale, az

                      Haji-Baba Middle Eastern
                      1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

                      1. Two small ones not many people know about:

                        Village Market (Korean) @ Southern and Mill in Tempe... SE corner I believe. I adore this place. Some of the employees work at both here and the Asiana Market in Mesa.
                        (I can't remember the exact name) Small Japanese grocery store @ University and Priest. It's TINY but has a -couple- things you can't get other places.

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                        1. re: omynxo

                          Thanks for the heads up about the Village Market! I never actually went in there but for some reason (probably the name) I thought it was just a generic grocery store that had replaced the Gentle Strength Co-op. I'll have to stop in there soon.

                        2. The options right around my house:

                          Vietnamese/East Asian:
                          *Loi Nam Market--Small supermarket. Haven't visited this store in a while, so I'm reluctant to give an overview.
                          *Loi Phat Market--Small supermarket with jumbled shelves of housewares, spices, noodles, and various other dry goods. Meat and seafood counter are commensurate with the size of the market. Also, the store has a small take-out food operation near the very Southeast Asia-centric produce section.

                          *Phoenix Farms--Small supermarket with in-house bakery, tortilleria, and deli. Produce is generally iffy to OK. Decent meat and cheese counters, but of course, Ranch Market blows them away.

                          Middle Eastern:
                          *Al-Haramine Market--Very small shop with limited selection of mostly canned and dry goods and a small cold case of dairy products (e.g., yogurt, lebneh)
                          *Selam Market‎--haven't visited, could be defunct now

                          Similar to Phoenix Farms in scope and size, but nowhere near my house, is Rancho Grande market in south Phoenix. Rancho Grande's meat and cheese counters are not as extensive as those at Phoenix Farms.

                          Baiz (already mentioned) is a great option for Halal meats, Middle Eastern staples, and fresh produce. The in-house deli is a nice place to grab a bite before or after shopping.

                          When I lived in Tempe, I took advantage of the student-friendly prices at Haji Baba's restaurant and occasionally would shop there for cheese, olives, and canned and dry goods. I haven't been there in a good long while, so I don't know what things are like these days.

                          Loi Nam Oriental Market
                          3838 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

                          Loi Phat Oriental Food Grocery
                          1702 W Camelback Rd # 5, Phoenix, AZ

                          Phoenix Farms
                          3353 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

                          Al-Haramine Market
                          4418 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

                          Selam Market
                          4119 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

                          Carnicerias Rancho Grande
                          4227 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

                          1. Warsaw Village - Polish - at 107th Ave and Indian School in Goodyear

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                            1. re: Doug in Mesa

                              I almost forgot! Stanley's Sausages at 23rd st. and McDowell - not just sausages, but rye bread and lots of other staples for the Eastern Europoean kitchen.

                            2. I notice a lack of Indian markets mentioned, so I'll throw in Little India in Tempe. Plus they serve fresh chaat dishes.

                              Little India Enterprises
                              1813 E Baseline Rd # 108, Tempe, AZ

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                              1. re: zebcook

                                Oh! Good to know. Baiz also carries some Indian seasonings in the spice aisle.

                                ps. If you know of any other casual spots that serve chaat, I'd like to hear about them. Thanks!