The ethnic market map

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This way to the tiramisu...

By Jessica Pasko

The Capital Region has a great number of wonderful little specialty markets that I just can't resist. From Greek to Italian, to Indian and Russian, and everything in between.

While this is by no means fully comprehensive, AOA's put together a Capital Region Ethnic Market Map of some of our favorites -- a sort of ethnic market compendium.

Know of other places we should check out? Please share!


Centanni's market
Italian deli and imports
15 Campell Ave, Troy

Roma Foods
Medeterrian Imports and deli
9 Cobee Road, Latham

Kim's Oriental Shoppe
1649 Central Ave, Colonie

India Bazaar
1321 Central Ave, Albany

And what about the Italian bakeries - Bella Napoli in Troy and Latham, and Villa Italia ( in Schnectady

Lee's Market (Asian)
1170 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 459-5250

Halal Meat & Grocer (Indian & Middle Eastern)
638 Columbia St Ext
Latham, NY 12110-3053
(518) 786-8229

You need to get to Schenectady more, there's nothing on the map west of Fuller Rd! Offhand, I can think of Garofalo's, Capri Imports, (someone already mentioned Villa Italia,) Capiello's, plus numerous Guyanese and Latino establishments selling everything from goat meat to ultra-fresh chicken. I haven't been there yet, but Menands has what looks like an amazing place to get everything from ostrich meat to Argentine cheeses

Aminas Bangla Bazzar
21 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12210-1305
(518) 434-1111
Halal Meat and Spices (Bangladesh)

What about Andy's a few doors down from Cardona's for the best cannoli I have found in the area?

We should add Gershon's. They are the closest thing this area has for a true kosher deli. Knishes and whitefish and lox, oh my!

Gershon's Deli
1600 Union Street

Asian Food Market on 91 Colvin Ave

Kim's on 1649 Central Ave

Jang Tuh Latham, NY (It's just off the circle, but I still haven't been in. Just drove by it recently)

Sabah Food Market 280 Central Ave

All these great comments lead me to believe I'm going to have to do a lot more eating,er, shopping. How brutal!

Yeah, Jess, I feel terrible for you.

there's a group of mid-estern markets oncentral in albany between lake and quail(by a mosque) sabah food mart, medina mart, and halal market.

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