The husband and I are moving to Hollywood this weekend and, while I'm really excited about it, am already missing my favorite groceries. I do most all of my shopping at A Chau, a Viet store, and Altayebat, a Middle-Eastern market and halal butcher and am traumatized by the thought of having to go through the hit and miss of new places to find that elusive combo of great ingredients and great prices. So, I thought I'd see where you'd recommend, knowing it will take the terror out of the process.
We'll be just off Hollywood Blvd., almost smack dab on top of Musso & Frank's, and I'd love some places within reasonable walking distance (for us anything around a mile-ish or two one-way) but don't mind a bit of a drive for a great place. I've read some recs for the Thai markets in the area and would love more info about which to try 1st. Our main client is near Little Tokyo, so we'll probably give A1 a go too, along with the LA Mitsuwa. Of course, we will also be looking forward to the farmer's market every Sunday, but would love to have some other options, especially for Middle-Eastern ingredients without having to make a big journey out of it.
Where are the great places to find some good stuff?
Thanks for the help!
-soon to be mangetoutLA