One of our favorite markets is Jons. The mix of ethnicities, products, produce, imports, and communities served, makes a trip to Jons an international adventure of epic proportions.
Every section is filled with fantastic bargains, unusual delights to taste and helpful staff to locate or explain whatever is needed.
We love the fresh produce aisles, not only for their wonderful sales but also for their unusual and exciting offerings that we seldom find in traditional American markets. Of course all the basics are here, but we also encounter humongous banana leaves useful in steaming and serving a number of South American and South East Asian dishes.
Nopales or cactus pads, are some of the typical produce found for those interested in making cactus salads.
Latin spices sell at just over a dollar a package and come in small quantities so we can use them at the peak of their freshness.
Middle Eastern and European goods abound. Such as the famous Turkish hot pepper paste supplied from a variety of companies, allowing customers to chose the brand that most suits their taste and needs.
Honeys from around the world come in an assortment of forms from nut filled to fruit infused to raw.
Even water is imported from all parts of the globe, offering an opportunity to taste some of the most exotic versions on the planet and we love those options.
A stellar meat, fish and deli department showcases cuts at substantially lower prices than we have seen in main stream stores.
USDA certified traditional cuts show beautifully next to more exotic ethnic slabs.
Italian, Argentinian and other Latin sausages provide a chance to spice up the dinner table in completely new ways.
Marinated chicken parts make dinner a snap to buy and cook.
Be sure to get on their e-mail list for weekly mailings about what’s on special, you don’t want to miss a Jons sale. A couple hours at Jons market is an exploration into the diversity that exists in numerous Los Angeles neighborhoods and gives everyone a chance to try new cuisines at prices that are surprisingly easy to swallow.
Jons Marketplace, 5311 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone- 323-461-9382 web site – jonsmarketplace.com
Jons Marketplace, 3667 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone – 213-382-5701
Jons Marketplace, 3334 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone – 213-383-6891
Jons Marketplace, 1601 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone – 323-660-0220
Jons Market, 6655 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Phone – 818-781-1772
Jons Marketplace, 18135 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91335
Phone – 818-758-3422
Jons Market, 20151 Roscoe Boulevard, Winnetka, CA 91306
Phone – 818-576-0477