Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blogger Ethnic Market Tour Part the Last: Little India

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The sky was growing dark as we left Holy Land Deli and walked up the street to our final destination in our Blogger Ethnic Market Tour . . .

Little India
1835 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-789-8800

While I had been in Little India before, (even way back when it was called "Patel's,") I hadn't ever really bought much there -- don't know why! They have an excellent selection of Indian frozen and dry/canned goods, but an albeit meager produce section. I guess I wouldn't go to Little India for produce, (except for fresh curry leaves,) but their other departments definitely make it worth a trip!

My purchases . . .

Basmati rice, Coconut M&Ms, (weird! I had to try them!), coconut water, black salt, frozen samosas, candy-coated fennel seeds, frozen naan, mint chutney, chickpea flour, and red lentils

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WHAT an adventure! I can't believe we hit four completely different stores in one afternoon, travelling the globe just in our metro area. I also can't WAIT to use many of the new to me products I picked up! Our meals, (and consequently, my posting,) will be MUCH more interesting in the coming months. Woo!

Don't forget to check out Liz's blog to read her review of Little India, as well as all of the other places we visited.

Back to regularly-scheduled blogging tomorrow. Happy MoFo!

6 comments:

HayMarket8 said...

There are several cool Indian Markets right down the road from my house! I love it!

frugalveganmom said...

Ah, hey I found your blog from the comment you left on mine - happy Mpls Mofo! You were right in my neighborhood, I live over on Johnson NE, but am a pathetic frequenter of the places on Central.

I go to Eastside regularly and love Sen Yai Sen Lek, but otherwise am slow to experiment.

Have you ever gone to any CAA events? Our vegan potluck is this Sat. you should check it out: http://www.exploreveg.org/events/2010-thanksgiving-potluck

Cheers,
K

Emily said...

I'm so glad you wrote about all of these markets, I didn't even realize half of them were here!!

Raw Food, Real People said...

Ah, hey I found your blog from the comment you left on mine - happy Mpls Mofo! You were right in my neighborhood, I live over on Johnson NE, but am a pathetic frequenter of the places on Central.

I go to Eastside regularly and love Sen Yai Sen Lek, but otherwise am slow to experiment.

Have you ever gone to any CAA events? Our vegan potluck is this Sat. you should check it out: http://www.exploreveg.org/events/2010-thanksgiving-potluck

Cheers,
K

p.s. this is www.frugalveganmom.wordpress.com , there was an error with the Open ID on the comments thing, so posted under our old blog name.

Courtney said...

This was the store I was most looking forward to...I have never been there before. Is it really right down the street from Holy Land?? I need to head there this weekend...will I be able to find it, you think?

And I see you got chickpea flour there--do they have it cheaper than Holy Land?

Courtney

Crystal said...

Sounds like a fun adventure! I'm going to have to check a few of these places out. I'm due to go to Holy Land for one of my jobs, so I'll remember to bring extra $$ for feta and olives.