I'm moving to indy soon from Lafayette, and I'm looking forward to having access to better ingredients. I'd like to get your recommendations on where to buy unprepared food. I'll be on the near north or near west side, but I'll be working downtown.
Traditional supermarket: I'll probably go to Trader Joes every couple of weeks or so, but its pretty far. Any suggestions on a place that is more centrally located? I don't go to supermarkets much now, except for hot dogs and loss leader meat specials.
Mexican market: This is essential. I probably do 75% of my shopping at one now. They generally have good produce for next to nothing.
Asian market: more produce is better.
Spices: Anything other than Penzey's?
Butcher: Are there any old-school full-service butcher shops in Indy? There has to be someone doing good sausages too.
Bread: I need to find not only good bagettes, but soft sandwich bread. I just can't do a BLT on chewy bread.
Restaurant supply stores: any neighborhood
Beer and wine: I'm into belgian beers, but I've been working on wine too.
Finally, what is the deal with the Indy City Market? Is it a farmers market, or tourist trap? And, what is with the hours? 10-1:30 wednesdays? Are there any other farmers markets?
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