San Jose’s international markets

Looking to expand your spice cabinet or variety of vegetables? Here’s our guide to international grocery markets around San Jose, CA.

A grocery market's vegetable section.

Find nopales and other produce at La Plaza Market.

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San Jose has a wide array of international markets, and it comes as no surprise considering we ranked No. 8 of 501 most ethnically diverse cities in the US.

Whether you’re looking to broaden your culinary horizons, or searching for a taste of home — we hope this guide to international markets helps you map out a delicious meal.

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🛒 Latino/Hispanic

La Plaza Market, 515 McLaughlin Ave. + 901 Oakland Rd.
Grab pre-made salsas, Mexican pastries, and even some lunch at its taqueria.

Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria, multiple locations
Enjoy fresh breads + pastries from its in-house bakeries, and handmade tortillas at its McKee Road location.

Arteaga’s Food Center, multiple locations
Enjoy quality meats from its carniceria + grocery pick-up options.

An assortment of African spices on a shelf.

Get your spice on.

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🛒 African

Zuka African Foods, 1758 Junction Ave., Unit A
Find flour mixes for fufu + plenty of meats like hen, cow legs, snails, beef tripe, and more.

African Foods Market
Formerly known as Uhuru Market, this grocery store provides everything from African yams + palm oil to Kenyan tea and cassava leaves.

Tana Ethiopian Market, 1358 S. Winchester Blvd.
Find fresh ambasha + injera breads, and coffee.

Different European chocolates on a shelf.

Care to try some European chocolates?

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🛒 European

Euro Market, 980 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Satisfy your sweet tooth at this market’s large selection of European deserts, candy, and pastries.

Zanotto’s, multiple locations
Shop from a variety of imported Italian produce + goods, and don’t forget to snag one of its famous Italian paninis.

Slavic Shop, 1080 Saratoga Ave.
Enjoy a selection of Russian, Ukranian, and Polish products, as well as a small deli offering piroshkies, salads, and meat cutlets.

🛒 Asian

Mitsuwa Marketplace, 675 Saratoga Ave.
Find Japanese ingredients + a few restaurants inside this large grocery store.

Dai Thanh Supermarket, multiple locations
This market offers a wide variety of Vietnamese produce, snacks, rice noodles, and more.

Battambang Oriental Grocery, 1091 McCreery Ave.
Look no further for Thai, Lao, and Cambodian cooking essentials.

International Food Bazaar, 2052 Curtner Ave.
Browse through a selection of Halal meats + fresh-baked breads, and even grab some kebabs for lunch.

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