Best Ethnic Markets in Los Angeles
- Steve J Sep 28, 2004 07:00 PM
I am trying to compile a list of all the best ethnic markets in Los Angeles. I regulalrly shop at Ranch 99 and Mitsuwa's but would like to hear from others as their favorite markets. The cuisines/regions I am interested in are:
Any help is much appreciated.......
Cynthia, thank you for posting about the feta at Jons Marketplace.
We had visited one Jons Market a few years ago and walked out disappointed. However, today, with your post in mind, we went to Jons at 18135 Sherman Way in Reseda. It is a nice store...perhaps 6 years there.
We purchased both the Greek feta and the French feta. The French feta is a clear winner...very fresh and tasty without being too salty.
I thank you, Cynthia, for this wonderful find!
The best Thai market is probably the one in Thailand Plaza, 5321 Hollywood Blvd. I don't know if it has a separate name or if it's just Thailand Plaza market. Bangkok Market, 4757 Melrose, is also pretty good. There's a smaller one also on Hollywood Blvd. called Bang Luck Market.
For Lebanese/Armenian (really more Armenian because of the large numbers of Armenian immigrants), Jon's on Colorado in Glendale and Jon's on Santa Monica near Western are both good. I couldn't find one as big and bustling as the old Jon's or Ron's on Sunset, though.
For Vietnamese, A Grocery Warehouse, 1487 Sunset, is good.
Also, don't forget Russian...
There is a good korean market on the basement floor of the mall located at Western and Olympic.
I like Hawaii Supermarket, Valley @ Del Mar in San Gabriel and San Gabriel Superstore, Valley @ San Gabriel Bl., also in San Gabriel. Significantly cheaper than 99 Ranch, so much so that I haven't been to 99 Ranch in years. Both have nice selections of produce, meat and seafood.