Good ethnic supermarkets near Great Neck
I'm looking for great ethnic supermarkets or restaurants near GN. I know of a lot of Persian/Israeli places near GN, like Danny's and Tel Aviv and Colbeh and Evergreen and the Israeli section in Associated etc., but I wouldn't mind really if you could list some other ethnic places. By ethnic, I mean experiences which are not common, sort of hole-in-the-wall, on-the-edge-of-your-seat type deal. And I also love foreign supermarkets, like the Russian/Ukrainian ones on 108th street in Queens or the Flushing ones. I'd prefer closer places--anything further than like Brighton Beach is too far. Basically, a 10 mile radius from GN is perfect--any ethnic place where they sell food is fine by me. Thanks!
Whenever I go to that area, gotta stop at Razzano's in Glen Cove. Italian if that's ethnic enough for you. Packed with groceries you won't find anywhere else, except maybe Arthur Ave, and deli style take out where there's always a line.
For Asian, there is H-Mart on Herricks Road and Hillside Ave., which is 10-15 minutes from you, depending on where in GN you are. Also, on Mineola Blvd. south of Jericho is a place that has Portugese items, including Linguisa, the great sausage they make. On Jericho, east of Roslyn Road is Bakers of all Nations that has Portugese Broa, the great hearty cornbread that is a specialty of portugese restaurants. On Willis Ave. in Williston Park is Ceriellos, a great Italian store, so can't imagine it is worth the extra trip to Glen Cove for Rassano's. Arthur Ave. is closer to GN than that. Also, along Hillside Ave between New Hyde Park and Lakeville Rd, I think I noticed an Indian supermarket, but have never been. One more thing that is often overlooked as an ethnic market, but in reality it carries many veggies and other items from the Carribean and central/south america is Western Beef, on Second St in Mineola, between Willis Ave. and Roslyn Road.
For Filipino, try a small srtrip "mall", south of Southern State on Post ave. It's really perpendicular to Post ave.
Also, various Latino sources in Westbury.
Further afield is Hicksville. Indian and Greek sources there.
In Hempstead, VT supermarket for all kinds of Asian food stuffs.