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Global Foods


The name “Global Foods” means foods or ingredients from a particular cuisine or country. Grocery Stores may offer some of the foods associated with the cuisines of the world. There may also be stores and restaurants specializing in regional foods.

At this time, there are a few international specialty grocers in the Durham Region.

Among them are:

  • Oriental Latin International Foods Specialty Market, 164 Division St, Oshawa
  • Marsham International Food Inc., 605 Kingston Rd W., Ajax
  • Blue Sky Supermarket, 1805 Pickering Pkwy., Pickering

Where do you find foods from the different regions of Africa in Durham?

AfricaGrocery Stores may have some of the foods associated with the cuisine of different regions of Africa such as lentils, squash and nuts.

However, the Kensington Market area (Toronto) has the most complete selection of Afro-centric foods, spices, cooking utensils and supplies. Sometimes restaurants will also sell food supplies. See the restaurant section under the headings: Africa and Caribbean. 

Where to find foods from the Caribbean in Durham

CarribbeanGrocery Stores may have some of the foods associated with Caribbean cuisine, however there are a few stores for island foods, spices, take-out, cooking utensils and supplies. Sometimes restaurants will also sell food supplies.

Where to find foods from China, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea in Durham

China and South East AsiaGrocery Stores have many of the specialty foods required for traditional Asian cooking. There may not be any specialty stores in the Durham region, but the closest stores are listed here.

Where to find foods from Europe and UK

EuropeGrocery Stores may have many of the ingredients and foods required for traditional European cooking. There are many restaurants offering the traditional foods of western and eastern Europe, but few specialty stores. Other specialty stores, listed here, import foods from Europe and the UK. 

Where to find foods from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

India, Pakistan, Sri LankaGrocery Stores may have many of the specialty foods required for the different culinary traditions from India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka. There may also be specialty stores in Durham which import products from south Asian countries. 

Where to find foods from Latin America

Latin AmericaGrocery Stores may have some of the foods associated with Mexican cuisine, and other Central and South American cuisines, however there are a few stores in Durham devoted to ingredients and packaged foods from Latin America.

Where to find foods from Mideast countries

Mideast CountriesGrocery Stores may have some of the foods associated with the Mideast cuisines, however there are a few stores which may specialize in ingredients and packaged foods from Mideast countries and cultures.

If you know of other global food stores in Durham not listed here, please let us know as portal content is being updated on a regular basis.

 

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