Our regular feature highlighting local markets and services that cater to our sized households.
This week we continues our seeking out small, very specialized markets. This week we visited Tee Oriental Food & Gifts at 1101 McCord, Toledo OH. These types of markets are always adventures and Tee didn’t disappoint! We also walked around
The Anderson’s Market (Sylvania), Monnette’s (Glendale) and Sautter’s (Sylvania). Tee Oriental Food & Gifts
There is almost too much to highlight in a market like this. However, if you want some chop sticks that aren’t disposable, soy sauce bowls, or quail eggs, Tee Oriental Food & Gifts is your place. In other words, you get the point on “too much” to highlight.
Regional candy and sweets are always amazing at specialty markets
Tee Oriental has, like most ethnic stores, an interesting and adventurous supply of seasoning blends
Tee Oriental has an amazing array or dried beans and legumes
Tee Oriental has a wide variety of small packaged baking supplies
Tea at Tee…Oriental
Pickled ginger like we get at Sushi bars at Tee Oriental
Not canned but jar packed crab meat from Tee Oriental
Forget jalapeños. How about these hot peppers from Tee Oriental Food & Gifts
Solid and specialty produce selections at Tee Oriental
Tee Oriental also has a reasonably priced selection of gifts, including things we would find in a traditional Asian restaurant.
Dumpling and other sauces line the shelves at Tee Oriental
Kikkoman doesn’t just make soy sauce. Tee Oriental has an interesting selection from this company
Black Sesame Oil from Tee Oriental
Tee Oriental has quail eggs. We thought these only showed up on the Food Network….
Green tea and chocolate cookie sticks at Tee Oriental
The Anderson’s Market is always filled with taste and fun food. Check out the sponge cake layers and let your imagination run wild with creme fresh or yogurt base with fruit toppings. Red snapper is the fish pick of the week and House of Meats has upped its game in the sausage arena.
It still gets cold at night around the fire pit. Check out these specialty Hot Chocolates at The Anderson’s
Thes sponge layer cakes are perfect for spring fruit deserts at The Anderson’s
We love Knob Onions. At the Anderson’s
Good price on early season Cantaloupe at The Anderson’s
Fingerlings are always fun. These are purple…at The Anderson’s
Hidden in the produce section a great selection of interesting dried mushrooms at The Anderson’s
Still hydroponic but a good quality tomato at The Anderson’s
Great price on basil at The Anderson’s. Perfect for pesto…or one of our favorites Caprese salad!
A spin on Angel food cake. We are things strawberries….at The Anderson’s
A new local bakery, Nonnie’s Goodies featured at The Anderson’s. Check out the right size quantities
This is the way Chris thinks he looks when he eats cheese. Colliers is good quality at The Anderson’s
Red Snapper at the Anderson’s. Our fish pick for the week
House of Meats has jumped into the chicken sausage craze full board. The Anderson’s and other locations
Di Bruno Bros. is a great cheese spread. Lots of unique flavors and perfect for movie night
They claim that if you have allergies local honey will help. The Anderson’s has many varieties of locally produced honey
Check out a new Michigan Popcorn,
Pop Daddy. Also it is beginning to look like salad weather with beautiful peppers, green onions, and radishes.
Pop Daddy popcorn out of Michigan at Monnettes
We have seen a lot of try colored pasta but not in this “egg” noodle style. At Monnette’s
These are very dense, specially breads from Generation Bakers. At Monnette’s
Mangoes at Monnette’s…which sounds like a painting at an art gallery
Baby Bok Choy is the best. Just sauté in olive oil and add a splash of vinegar. At Monnette’s
Both green onions and bunch radishes at Monnette’s. It is beginning to look like salad suppers are back in play
Orange pepper’s at Monnette’s
Sautter’s is always a mix of fun a practical. They have smaller can tuna on sale which is perfect for one or two sandwiches along with gorgeous oranges and bananas (best looking bananas we’ve found all week and they have been hard to find). They also have a great selections of salad greens and a new product from
Cayten’s granola and kettle popcorn from Big Dipper Foods out of Youngstown.
A popcorn out of Youngstown carried at Sautter’s
These cans are perfect for one big or two regular sandwiches. At Sautter’s
Beautiful African violets at Sautter’s
Beautiful seedless oranges at Sautter’s
Sautter’s has a wonderful and diverse selection of salad greens. It is starting to be salad weather!
It is hard to find a good banana right now. Sautter’s had the best looking of the week
Forget about boring salsas and jam for toast. Sautter’s carries interesting products including Gourmet Gardens
Just a new cracker at Sautter’s
Sautter’s makes a focussed habit of carrying local dairy cheeses. Farm Country out of Michigan is the latest
Sautter’s has mini loaves of bread. Perfect size!
Fearless franks are “feel good” hot dogs for your grill. At Sautter’s. Be aware: “feel good” does cost some money
The Michigan maple syrup craze is definitely an emerging market. Doodles is carried at Sautter’s