Bakersfield...Whole foods-type? Asian markets?
I just moved here from Manhattan and can't seem to find some stuff I'm used to. Any store like whole foods? Any places that sell things like roasted peppers and babaganoush?...
Are there Asian markets? I'm hoping to buy things like dumplings and other cold stuff that I can't lug in from 99 when I go to Van Nuy. BTW I tried the asian market in little Saiga plaza but the food is mostly Vietnameese and not Chinese/Japanese.
Closest Whole Foods would be either Fresno or maybe Santa Clarita. Roasted peppers I see in all the stores, maybe check World Market and Luigi's I usually make my own Babaganoush, there's a Mediterranean market in the Northeast corner of Ashe and White Lane. There's also a Oriental Market on White Lane between Gosford and Ashe on the South side of the street, I forget the name.
What brings you to Bakersfeild all the way the other coast, if I may ask?
Thanks. I will go down the list. BTW, we tried the Magat's Asian market yesterday and it doesn't exist. I think it's Dollar Tree now. We live on the NE so we will venture to the more western markets listed there probably on another weekend (this weekend, going to San Gabriel...lol)
You can get baba ganoush at Flame & Skewers restaurants. They have 2 locations.
Flame & Skewers Mediterranean
1201 24th St Ste C110, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Flame & Skewers Mediterranean Restaurant
5482 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
8200 Stockdale Hwy C21, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Gourmet Shoppe By Cafe Med
4801 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Asia Market & Teriyaki Bowl
3699 Ming Ave, H Bakersfield, CA
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I do check this thread regularly and have written down most of this stuff. Keep suggesting!