Our regular feature highlighting local markets and services that cater to our sized households.
It was a great roundup week for our shoppers. We highlight a specialty market,
Asian Grocery on McCord St, along with Sautter’s Market in Sylvania, Fresh Market, and Monnette’s on Reynolds.
This place is completely misnamed. It should be Asian-African-Jamaican-Indian Grocery. Located at 1801 McCord in Toledo this small market packs an intense variety of international foods. And not just sauces and canned goods but staples like flours, mixes, pastes, and other favorites. This store is more of a pilgrimage than a shopping trip.
Pluto dumpling mixes at Asian Grocery
Asian Grocery has a huge variety of sauces, mixes and toppings
Asian Grocery staples from India, Africa, and Asia
Staples at Asian Grocery
Bajri Indian millet flour at Asian Grocery
Sauce at Asian Grocery
Just a couple of the many seasoning mixes at Asian Grocery
Ghanaian palm oil at Asian Grocery
Hot sauce at Asian Grocery
Gram Flour at Asian Grocery
Curry Pastes Asian Grocery
Sautter’s never fails to disappoint. One of the under rated things about this full service local market is its wine department. Not pretty, not pretentious, and that is why it is so good. Low pressure shopping played out by country. Always drop by the bakery. It seems a never ending parade of new and interesting treats.
There is something special about getting Charles Chips in a can. Think traveling. At Sautter’s
NW Ohio grown and produced non GMO chips from Sautter’s
Ginger Citric Cookies from Sautter’s bakery
Sautter’s sliced and individually decorated cookie slices. Right sized and decadent.
Sautter’s has a line of exactly 1 lbs breads. Perfect for our size household
A new line of dipping spices at Sautter’s. These can also be used to flavor home made vinaigrettes
Toastees snacks are a new and healthy line of snacks at Sautter’s
An under rated wine department at Sautter’s. Low pressure shopping played out by country
It is grilling weather and these bulk red potatoes at Sautter’s are perfect
Sautter’s carries a wide variety of organic, prepared salad greens. Good price this week as well
KC Masterpiece, of BBQ sauce fame, has a new line of baked beans at Sautter’s
Milton’s gluten free at Sautter’s in a growing variety of flavors
Detroit made Rojo tortilla chips at Sautters Market
The Fresh Market is always worth walking through. The French beans are a great product. And for some reason we felt the need to highlight the colorful taffy as well.
And interesting series of raw drinks available at Fresh Market. We are thinking good for travel
Never wanting to be conventional, check out the unusual dried fruit at Fresh Market
One of our favorite type of green beens. These long beans are great on the grill from Fresh Market
Right sized and right flavored breads from Fresh Market
These breakfast and desert breads are great starters and they freeze well. From Fresh Market
The bulk section at Fresh Market is always fun. There is something about these colors that remind us of summer
And interesting, fresh, refrigerated series of krauts from Fresh Market. We are thinking hot do toppers
Another great example of small batch focused products from Fresh Market. Bubbie’s pickles are awesome.
We so often think of
Monnette’s as a great deli, plus a fruit and vegetable market. We forgot that they also are a respectable provider of our spring plant needs. Plus some great finds this week including long beans and Ya pears. We are not sure what Ya pears are but they looked cool.
It is hamburger season. Ground chuck at a reasonable price at Monnette’s
We think of Monnette’s for food but not as a greenhouse. We should think otherwise.
Large variety of baskets and plants at Monnette’s
Blueberries at Monnette’s
We don’t really know what a “Ya” pear is but we have never seen them and here they are at Monnette’s
Summer is a time of experimentations. Three new and interesting vegetables at Monnette’s
Garlic at Monnette’s
Red and/or purple popcorn, Ohio grown, at Monnette’s
Regionally produced fruit butters at Monnettes. Check out cherry butter….