In the past two years, East Texas has welcomed a new grocery store (and several hundred new jobs) into its midst. FRESH by Brookshire’s in the city of Tyler is extensively stocked; you’re sure to find unpronounceable produce and a customizable taco bar there, for starters, and as you peruse its aisles you’ll encounter a nice balance of specialty and staple items.
Here’s a great little spot that’s off the beaten path. About 15 miles south of Boston, and 25 or so from Providence, RI, Walpole, MA is home to Euro Guild, an official Schaller & Weber store that supplies German and Central European products to New England’s finest specialty markets.
Not that we advocate sitting in front of a screen all day, but hey, some of us are forced to. And who’s going to blame you for staying in as the days get shorter and colder? My point being, did you know that one of the most well-stocked German markets worldwide is only a few strikes of the old keyboard away–meaning you can visit from the comfort of your home or office, 24/7?
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Central Market is no exception–each of their 9 locations boasts at least 75,000 square feet. It’s no wonder, either, when you consider that they offer specialty gourmet items from almost every country on Earth,
For me personally, a trip to Ann Arbor, MI, is without exception a trip to Zingerman’s Delicatessen (one of a whole slew of Zingerman’s businesses that might as well form a city in and of themselves). Locally and nationally observed for its dedication to the fresh and artisanal, Zingerman’s is to the foodie what Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is to the wide-eyed, Golden Ticket-bearing child.
Visitors to Portland, Oregon (and residents alike), should look no further for the makings of their next meal than this well-stocked, high quality grocer, now with four locations in the metro area.
The International Marketplace in Las Vegas is aptly named, if understatedly so. Multicultural in the extreme, owners Peter and Joyce Kwan handpick their eclectic assortment of items from across Asia and almost every country in Europe, for starters.