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. 


Deluxe Food Market – 79 Elizabeth St.


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.

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4 thoughts on “NYC’s Ethnic Markets: Where to Get Asian Groceries

  1. Sure, no problem!
    There are all sorts of options when it comes to getting Asian groceries. So, thanks for sharing this list 🙂

  2. Just want to add that for Filipino groceries, you can go to Fil-Am in Woodside.
    It’s a small market right on Roosevelt and 70th Street. You can get meats, like longaniza, and special Filipino treats. There are plenty of interestingly flavored ice creams as well.
    Close by, there is also Nepa-Q Mart, kind of an extension of Krystal’s Bakery at 69th and Roosevelt.
    Also, if you go down Woodside Avenue towards Elmhurst, you will find one or two small markets that sell Southeast Asian groceries.

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