When my mom leaves Danny's Old World Market, boxes full of cow stomachs, cow skin, ox tail and goat meat stuff her car trunk. A Nigerian cook's dream, this Trans-Atlantic grocery store packs two walls full of fresh and close to inconceivable meat products.
Name any part of a cow, chicken or goat, and you can find it here for $0.99- $2.99 per pound. They'll even cut the meat into the size you need, a courtesy that results in extremely long lines behind the meat counter. Either avoid the weekend rush or come with a partner who handles the butcher while you tend to heavier shopping.
The pungent smell of dried seafood and spices to perk up pepper soup wafts through the air. Whole frozen mackerel and tripe sell for $2.99 a pound. Copious shelves stock eclectic Old World Market curries and Mi Coste?ita dried spices.
No bigger than a 7-Eleven, the space's many aisles are skillfully created out of jugs of palm oil, stacks of Vita Malt, Goya products, Nestle Milo and crates of Carlini Corn oil. An assortment of fresh produce, including white yams, habanero peppers and plantains, lead the customers to the registers.
Need some utensils or aspire to do a little spring cleaning? You're covered with a selection of cleaning supplies, cutlery sets and even natural bath sponges. Striving to be a place where someone can get almost anything, Danny's Old World Market even sells the ever elusive international phone card.
Centerstage Reviewer: Nola Akiwowo