Looking for (non-American) Supermarkets to Check out
I have been to Tian Tian, H Mart, Subzhi Mandi, and a few other Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese markets around the Metroplex, and I am hoping you all can share your favorite non-U.S. markets for me to check out.
A Mediterranean or Middle Eastern market with bulk lentils and grains would be a plus.
I am also curious if there are maybe smaller or more specialty Mexican markets, other than Fiesta, Michoacana, Rancho, etc.
The Dallas Morning News (I think) had an article about Asian grocers, recommended H Mart (insanely cheap and wonderful produce - I go every week); Asia World Market in Plano; Jeng Chi on Greenville in Richardson; Hiep Thai on Walnut Street in Garland; and Kazy Gourmet on Markville in Dallas.
I like Taj Mahal in Richardson for all things Indian. Spices and also take away food.
Jeng Chi Restaurant
400 N Greenville Ave Ste 19, Richardson, TX 75081
Since you have hit most of the major ones that we all go to it is hard to make a suggestion. I go mostly to a store based on either proximity or if they have a specific ingredient that I find particularly enjoyable.
The word supermarket implies that you want a large store with a vast selection but in your request a few lines in your want more local shops. Mexican bakeries, tortillerias, butchers, etc come to mind when I think of more local shops. It just depends on what you are wanting to give you specific recommendations.
It is just like Vietnamese cuisine here in Dallas you go to one restaurant for one particular dish. There is just no one overall Vietnamese restaurant that outshines all the rest.
Want to make sure you've gone to the Subzi Mandi in Irving vs. Richardson. The richardson one is TERRIBLE, while the one is Irving is on the opposite end, when it comes to Indian grocery stores. Everything is organized and labeled, and when you get your receipt, it has each item listed, vs Item 1 $2.99.
Zituna Middle Eastern market on Coit at Arapaho (if they're still open) is (or was) very good.
Indo-Pak (Indian & Middle Eastern) in back of First Chinese BBQ on Polk just East of Greeneville Avenue.
99 Ranch Market (Asian) is excellent. In Plano at Spring Creek and 75. Arguably, the best Asian market in the Dallas area.
And do try, World Food Warehouse for excellent (and inexpensive) Middle Eastern foods at 13434 Floyd Circle