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A suburban source for imported foods

Deven Black | Nov 24, 200102:34 PM

I know this place has been mentioned on these boards from time to time, but yesterday Jill and I made another visit to the Food World International Supermarket in Spring Valley, NY, our first in several months. In most cases the aisles there are not sorted by category of product but from country or origin.

Among other goodies, we saw Horlick's Malt in a variety of sizes; Coca Cola from Equador; curry powders and sauces from India, Korea, Jamaica, Thailand, Malaysia, and Brooklyn, among others; a wide selection of unusual fresh fruits, vegetables, and tubors; large selections of grocery products from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Jamaica, Korea, Mexico, various Eastern European countries, various South American countries, and the USA; and a whole bunch of things we would have had to buy to know what was in the package because the labels were in languages we could not decipher.

Prices are generally lower than Manhattan (well, everything up here is less expensive than Manhattan), and generally lower than the IGA supermarket in Tappan that has a large Korean product line.

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