ETHNIC MARKETS

ETHNIC MARKETS

PASSPORT TO FLAVOR

STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARIA IANNUCCI

If you have ever driven more than an hour to pick up korma and naan bread, or soursop for a batido, you’re about to save a lot of gas money. Add a world full of flavor to your home kitchen by visiting a local ethnic market. Polk County is home to several, including Korean, Laotian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean. If you love all things culinary and enjoy trying new things, an adventure awaits!

 

WHY SHOP AT AN ETHNIC MARKET?

♦ Low prices – meats and produce are often less expensive than at larger chains.
♦ Support local business – the money stays local and maintains small businesses and jobs.
♦ Find something special – if you need something unique for a recipe, you might not have to go far to find it.
♦ Discover new foods – you might just find something you never knew you’d enjoy.
♦ Be creative – incorporate something different into one of your meals and create something new.

TO VIEW A LIST OF POLK COUNTY’S ETHNIC MARKETS, CLICK HERE

 

DSC_0131

Pages: 1 2 3 4