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Where can I get my jerk meats and lychees?

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Asian

Dong Phuong Oriental Grocery An Asian grocery superstore with everything from green-tea ice cream and lychee jellies to frozen Asian meals, dried mushrooms and Asian sodas. Huge variety and selection. 6316 Horsepen Road. 288-9199.

NYN Asian grocery wholesaler selling produce, frozen foods and bulk items. 4731 Eubank Road. 226-6200.

Richmond Oriental Specializing in Korean and Japanese food, as well as fresh Asian vegetables. 431 E. Belt Blvd. 231-7624.

Tan A Supermarket. One-stop shopping for Asian groceries. It carries mainly Chinese groceries, but this place is so large it also has what you need for Korean, Filipino, Thai or Japanese cuisine. If you're looking for anything Asian, you can bet it's here. 6221 W. Broad St. 285-3569.



Caribbean

Queen International American and Jamacian takout grocery. The store has a wide variety of jerk meats, and Jamaican flavors. 6333 Jahnke Road. 230-0800.



Eastern European

European Deli Meat and cheese lovers should direct their attention here; it serves a large variety of deli meats and exotic cheeses from throughout Europe, as well as other hard-to-find goods. 9026 W. Broad St. 346-8878.

Little Europa Russian gourmet deli and restaurant. Deli offers European meats, cheeses, sausages, desserts, canned goods, specialty wine and beers. Also, some kosher. Restaurant serves Russian cuisine and offers live Russian entertainment weekends. 1308 Gaskins Road. 754-4477.



Hispanic

El Amigo Hispano Hispanic food store with a wide selection of chilies, sauces, produce and more. 4014 Meadowdale Blvd. 271-4967

Tu Rincon Latino Carries mainly Mexican and Central American food, as well as a produce section, and ready-to-eat food items. 6003 W. Broad St. 285-5850.



Indian

Indo-Pak Grocery Store Carries ready-to-eat as well as dried foods for making your own Indian meals. Also carries movies. 8121 W. Broad St. 346 4692.

Laxmi Palace Huge variety of Indian foods including ready-to-eat meals, Basmati rice, and a whole wall of chutneys and sauces. Extensive DVD and video rental collection. 3423 Old Parham Road. 217-9899.

Taj Mahal Grocery Store Carries dry goods, chutneys and ready-to-eat snacks, as well as an assortment of Indian clothing, jewelry and movies. 7104 Hull Street Road. 745-2440.



Mediterranean

Mediterranean Appetite Mediterranean grocery and restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner, with at least a few vegetarian options. 8905 Patterson Ave. 741-5761.

Mediterranean Bakery Drop in for the finger-licking honey and pistachio combinations that make this place great. Don't leave without a piece of the baklava. 9008 Quioccasin Road. 754-8895.

Nick's Produce Greek deli and produce, with a variety of olive oils, Greek breads and other dry goods. 400 W. Broad St. 644-0683.



Specialty

Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market Organic and fine-food retailer specializing in vegetarian and vegan food. Filled with organic and vegan dishes, organic cereals and dried goods, it offers an organic produce and meat section. Also sells organic vitamins and bath and body products. Deli offers daily lunch specials and a salad bar. 4 N. Thompson St. 359-7525. www.ellwoodthompsons.com

European Market Grocer of imported goods, as well as European-flavored lunch items made with specialty ingredients. Also, imported beer and wine selection. Dine in or take out. 2001 1/2 W. Main St. 355-5182.

Good Food Grocery Similar to Ellwood Thompson's (above). Wide variety of natural foods, produce, dairy foods, deli items, vitamins and body products, as well as bulk items. Also carries gluten-free foods for people with special dietary needs. 3062 Stoney Point Road. 320-6767, and 1312 Gaskins Road. 740-3518. www.goodfoodsgrocery.com.



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