The Food Lovers Guide to Houston

International Supermarket Guide

In a city as diverse as ours, the world can be found in your backyard.

By Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh March 3, 2014 Published in the March 2014 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Phoenicia

Middle Eastern and European
12141 Westheimer Rd.
281-558-8225
1001 Austin St.
832-360-2222
Pita bread, baklava, olive oil, lamb, unusual Eastern European wines

99 Ranch

Chinese, assorted Asian
1005 Blalock Rd.
713-932-8899
Pastries, cakes, frozen dumplings, rice, soy sauce, fish sauce, chili sauce

Viet Hoa

Vietnamese, assorted Asian
8300 W. Sam Houston Pkwy.
832-448-8828
Roasted pig, roasted duck, barbecue pork, fresh herbs, baguettes, noodles

Pyburns Farm Fresh Foods

Cajun
13824 Almeda Rd.
713-433-6051
Boudin, Cornish game hens, summer sausage, Mexican herbs, produce

Russian General Store

Russian, Eastern European
9629 Hillcroft St.
713-665-1177
Caviar, pickled herring, sausages, bacon, freshly pickled vegetables, chocolates

Polish Food Store & Deli

Polish, Eastern European
1780 Blalock Rd.
713-464-9901
Sausages (especially kabanosy), mustard, black pudding, buckwheat, borscht, pierogi

Liebman’s

European
14529 Memorial Dr.
281-493-3663
Jams, jellies, pâté, deli meat, cheese, vinegars, South African specialties

British Isles

British, Irish
2366 Rice Blvd.
713-522-6868
Crisps, biscuits, tea, shortbread, tins of beans and peas, meat pies, curries, gravies, puddings (and pudding mixes)

Sunshine’s Health Food Store & Deli

Health Food, Vegetarian, Vegan
4915 Martin Luther King Blvd.
713-643-2884
Juice, bean pie, apple cider vinegar, readymade sides (especially garlic kale)

Super H Mart

Korean, assorted Asian
1302 Blalock Rd.
713-468-0606
Kimchi, live fish, live crabs, Korean melon, jackfruit, pork belly, tofu

Belden’s

Jewish
99 N. Braeswood Blvd.
713-723-5670
Kosher everything, from meat to wine, smoked fish, organic produce

Spec’s

Gourmet, International
2410 Smith St.
713-526-8787
Cheese, charcuterie, caviar, German specialty foods, smoked salmon, coffee, olives, wine, beer

Southwest Farmers Market

Nigerian, West African
9801 Bissonnet St.
713-774-8822
Fufu flour, spices (especially alligator pepper), pounded yam, palm oil

Patel Brothers

Indian, Pakistani
5815 Hillcroft St.
713-784-8332
Chai, desserts (especially gulab jamun and mithai), achar, naan, roti, beans

Fiesta Mart

International
14315 Bellaire Blvd.
281-568-4149
Multiple locations
Bulk spices, oxtails, turkey necks, seafood, chicken, fajita meat. fish, organic produce

Mi Tienda

Hispanic
1630 Spencer Hwy.
713-941-7550
Tortillas, fresh salsas, bolillos, nopales, chorizo, goat, masa preparada, whole pigs

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