Fairview Heights/Belleville Area International Grocery Stores
I am a culinary student moving to Fairview Heights, IL and I am trying to find some good international grocery stores in the area. I have already been recommended Chong's Oriental Market but I'm still looking for other cuisines than Asian, such as Mexican and Indian. My main concerns are price, location, and quality of groceries. Thanks!
Don't know anything about the east side, I'm afraid, but there are many good options on the Missouri side of the river, including Global Foods, in Kirkwood, and Jay International Market, on Grand, in St. Louis. There is also a thriving Asian community in University City with many markets.
Jay International Food Co.
3172 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63118
Bob's Seafood is easily the best in STL for seafood & fish. Mostly wholesale; i.e. , restaurants,. so high turnover. Not as big a selection as WF but better & cheaper. (I'm a native New Englander and formerly a pro chef.)
If they don't have something you want, ask and they'll see what what they can do.You can usually get bones for stock - call first.
8660 Olive Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63132