Monday, July 26, 2010

Buford Highway Farmers Market

How did I not know this place existed? Well, that's not technically true. I had heard of the Buford Highway Farmers Market, but I pictured it kind of warehouse-like and grubby. Turns out it's an epic grocery store with produce, meats, seafood, and packaged goods from all over the world.

The produce section offers a mind-boggling array, from pile upon pile of hot peppers to cacti, to fruits like jack fruit and dragon fruit that I'm not even sure how to eat! Better yet, all of the produce is priced so well that it beats the heck out of regular grocery prices.

I've wondered where to get whole fish before, and now I know. The seafood section is enormous and has every kind of fish you can imagine. Forget the antiseptic pre-cleaned and cut varieties you get elsewhere. This is old school head-on fish country.

Want fresh made corn tortillas? Got 'em. Hot pirogies? Just head to the Russian section. Then you can wander for hours, seriously hours, through the packaged food aisles oggling indecipherable jars and bottles of Asian something or other.

Seriously, this is love. I came home with a dazzling variety of fruits, green tea mochi ice cream, those cool little chewy Asian treats filled with red bean paste, a mountain of corn tortillas, Baltika beer and pork buns - all for just $70. Plus we actually had a fun time doing something I normally dread - grocery shopping. This place is addictive for food and travel lovers. Check it out!

Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Highway NE
Doraville, GA 303040

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