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Mar 19, 2008 09:39 AM

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