Looking for specialty shopping sources in Charlotte
- Terrie H. Apr 12, 2011 09:09 AM
I currently live in the DC area and can find almost everything I could think of when I shop, so I am hoping you all can help me find some stores where I might find asian, slavik, south american, greek, turkish, persian, indian..... well, you get the idea.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised you will be able to find what you need around Charlotte and plenty of fun grocery stores to wander around just for the heck of it. Super G is fantastic! I was surprised by the Indian food aisle. Some of my favorite Asian markets are Zen Market, Overseas Market and there is a new grocery store in Stallings, filled with a bakery and even had live tilapia. My favorite for latin is Atlantic Farmer's Market, a proper grocery store, just called farmer's market. There are plenty of tiendas on South Blvd, loaded with baked goods, butchers and counters to eat quick soft tacos. Cedarland for middle eastern, Turkish, a great selection of candy bars, dried beans, some dairy. Plenty of dried beans, grape leaves and bulghur. Also, a counter to order prepared food.
I rode over to Zen yesterday to score a banh mi and nearly cried when I pulled into the parking lot and saw the "closed" sign. :-(
To the OP, whereabout will you be living? Charlotte has many small ethnic markets all around town. If we know what area of town you live we can make suggestions that are closer to you.
Bosna Market on Central Ave is a good source for Balkan food products. This is a grocery, not a restaurant.
2615 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205-5334
A&A on Independence is excellent for Russian and eastern European goods. I know they get most of their kielbasa from butcher shops in Greenpoint, Brooklyn so you know it's authentic.
All of the above suggestions are good. There are many many small shops that are easy to miss if you're not part of the particular community being served.
For anyone in South Charlotte:
Hatoya is a Japanese shop on Polk St. in Pineville. Down the street are India Grocers and Patel Bros. for Indian and Zygma for Polish. There is a store next to Zygma that I think is either Honduran or Salvadorean, I can't remember. Yafa Market is a Turkish store on Park Rd. Jin Asian Market is Korean, on Kettering Dr. off Hwy 51. These are just off the top of my head.
575 W Pike St Ste 17C, Lawrenceville, GA 30045