Alphabet City might not be the first place you’d think to look for ingredients from the Philippines. Nevertheless, that’s where you’ll find the Filipino market Johnny Air Mart. From banana ketchup to whole roast lechón, this place has you covered. Read all about it over on Serious Eats. Continue reading johnny air mart.
We’re preparing for the last color dinner in our series — indigo continuum! — and headed to Dual Specialty Store for some black & purple inspiration. We came away with some real finds — black basil seeds, black quinoa, black sesame seeds, dried prunes and cherries, and even black salt from Hawaii! — and an interview. Read all about this gem of an Indian market … Continue reading dual specialty store.
I’ve been working on an African market for the Serious Eats Market Tours series for some time now, and was finally successful, thanks largely in part to friends familiar with West Africa, who took on the challenge of dusting off their wolof, scoping out locations, and making introductions. And so, today on Serious Eats I present: the Senegalese-focused Adja Khady Food Distributors in West Harlem. … Continue reading adja khady foods.
Russia’s far, far, far away from Brooklyn. Then again, so is Washington Heights. So it feels appropriate. Moscow on the Hudson: where Manhattanites get their Russian fix. Read all about it over on Serious Eats. Continue reading moscow on the hudson.
Did you know there’s a sizable Sri Lankan community on Staten Island? And that Sri Lankan food is delicious? We didn’t either, but then Clara’s Serious Eats editor Max took us on a food adventure, and now we know. It’s more than worth a trip on the (free!) Staten Island ferry to check out Lanka Grocery. Go on a Sunday, and get brunch at Lakruwana … Continue reading lanka grocery.
We knew we were on to something when we got off the subway in Corona, Queens, and the telephone posts were painted blue-white-blue like the Argentinean (and Uruguayan) flag. But we didn’t know how amazing that something was until we walked into El Gauchito and found…alfajores — and not just any alfajores, but our favorite brand, Cachafaz! — and bottles of bitter Terma, and homemade matambre … Continue reading el gauchito.
Have you been to Forest Hills yet? It’s an interesting spot with actual houses and actual lawns and all sorts of strange amenities for being part of a city. It’s also home to Carmel Grocery, a fabulous middle eastern spot with some of the best hummus and caviar dip we’ve ever tried. Read all about it over on Serious Eats! Continue reading carmel grocery.