Sometimes I just like to randomly select a neighborhood and walk around to explore the surrounding areas. Granted due to my busy schedule (need to fulfill my hours at work to suppose my financial responsibilities), I do not get to do as much as I did when I was still a student, on the weekend, I still like to do a bit of ‘snooping’ around. For example, this past weekend, I made a quick stop at a local farmer’s market, which is just a few subway stop away from my home station. Yes, it has always been on my Sunday train route, but I never made a stop for it. So on Sunday, I decided to get off earlier than usual and see if I could support the vendors. Sadly, by 3pm, everything had closed. The stalls were being broken down, with only a few crates of apples available for purchase. Since I already bought some apples, I was really disappointed that no vegetables were all sold out. Bummer. However, you should know that Jackson Heights in and of itself is amalgated with lots of different cuisines and cultures. The main ethnic group there used to be Indian, but nowadays, could find Spanish, Titetan, Chinese, Korean, and other ethnicities around this few stretch of blocks. It is just amazing, going from a sari store to a Tibetan momo restaurant. I love New York because of its melting pot feature.
I love to shop at Indian grocery markets too. Not only you will be explosed to so many different, interesting spices, but everything is so fresh and cheap. So much more valuable and fun to stop than your typical chain supermarket. Don’t you think?