Here’s a terrible (sorry!) night shot of the goodies I arrived home to lat one evening recently from the online international food bazaar that is My Market. This site is bursting with brilliance on a number of fronts: they stock a huge range, with a big focus on Middle Eatern foods (director Antonion Jalilian is of Iranian/Greek heritage), but also hard-to-source European, South African and South American items; they deliver throughout the country, and if you’re in Auckland, if you order before 3pm you’ll get your goodies delivered that very evening.
You all know I love my local ethnic food stores, and I love going on foot to do my shopping becasue I’m lucky enough to live in an area with lots on offer, but there are many times I’m sitting at work thinking about what to make for make for dinner or the fact my pantry needs stocking with staples, when My Market comes in very handy.
Some of my fave from the site thus far:
– The small but good range of European cheeses – aged or mild firm goat’s; Georgian sulguni; fresh cottage cheese and more – all well-priced. Ditto the cured meats.
– Exotic items such as those used in Persian cooking – barberries, sour cherries, whey, sauteed herbs – hard to get anywhere but the Persian shops close to me in Mt Eden, but My Market has them and can deliver anywhere. plus other Middle Eastern essentials like fresh dates, pickles, olives, dried rose petals, nuts and seeds.