There’s probably a restaurant serving every cuisine in the world in New York City, but making authentic curry, dumplings, clotted cream or injera bread in your own kitchen gets tricky without the right ingredients. We go on a shopping spree for some of the more unconventional grocery list items at New York’s ethnic markets, starting with Asian groceries.
This is one market where the prepared foods take center stage and groceries are an afterthought. The narrow space is bookended by identical food counters, which offer roast meats, other hot dishes, sushi and baked goods. Don’t miss the enormous steamed buns for just $1 or 2 egg tarts for $1. There’s a small grocery area, but go for the prepared food.