Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ethnic Shopping Communities

I have been in San Diego for a couple of years and am still dumbfounded by the amount of diversity the area holds. This includes people from nearly all corners of the world. There are shopping places for Italians, Asians, Mexicans, Arabs, and just about every other ethnic group. Besides giving people ethnic food I find it interesting that each culture seems to have their own emphasis.

Shopping for some time in the area I learned that some markets have great butcheries at discount prices. Others might have fruit that is cheaper than anywhere else in town. A few places are great for cereal. What I noticed about the 99 Ranch Market is that they have a huge seafood and spice selection.

Most of the writing is in Chinese (at least I think) but they do offer subtitles. Kind of neat place if you want to check out some of the foods they have and pick up a few things for supper. It is a full service store that includes just about everything you will need for your refrigerator.

Just behind the market are other ethic stores making the immediate area a great shopping place for ethnic Asian food and products. I just got hooked on seaweed as a great snack. I am still looking for dried squid which I had as a teenager but haven't been able to find since. Check out the place, eat at one of their local restaurants, and go shopping before going home.

99 Ranch Market
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

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