If you want to sample something besides boring American fare, try shopping at one of these food merchants. Be it Hispanic, Asian, organic, natural, or just plain unusual, you aren't likely to find the inventory in these stores reproduced at your standard supermarket.
This is the Reno area's major Hispanic food store, which is also a full-service supermarket. Marketon is a chain, with several other stores located in Las Vegas. The website has tasty Mexican food recipes with videos.
1500 S. Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89502
Whole Foods Market is by far Reno's largest organic and specialty food store. It's a beautiful store with a large selection of regular and exotic foods, both organic and non-organic. They sell produce from local Nevada growers. Check it out if you are looking for something unusual.
6139 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
Unusual and offbeat items make shopping here an adventure. New items show up constantly and some disappear, but that's part of the fun. Shop wisely and you can save lots of money at Trader Joe's.
5035 S. McCarran Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502
Trader Joe's Carson City
3790 US Highway 395 S, Suite 401
Carson City, NV 89705
168 Asian Market
Address3090 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-4251, USA
This big store has a great selection of authentic Oriental foods.
3090 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
Reno Asian Supermarket
Address803 W 5th St, Reno, NV 89503-4311, USA
I've only briefly stuck my head in here, but what I saw looked pretty authentic.
803 W. 5th Street, Reno, NV 89503
Imported Italian food items, from olive oil to pasta. There are also kitchen items and cooking tools. Everything is made in Italy.
Arlington Gardens Mall
606 Plumb Lane #4, Reno, NV 89509
Address225 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502-4208, USA
This small market is packed to the rafters with imported food products from the Orient, Africa, and the Middle East.
225 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502
Spice Rack Market
Address4135 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-6009, USA
Indian and Pakistani food market.
1535 Vassar Street, Reno, NV 89502
El Tapatio Market
A small market in the Wells Avenue shopping district.
347 S. Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89502
KJ Mini Mart
Address1086 S Virginia St C, Reno, NV 89502-0424, USA
Indian spices, herbal medications, sweet frozen desserts, and other food items. Many products are direct from India and just about impossible to find anywhere else.
1086 S. Virginia Street, Suite C, Reno, NV 89502
Genuine Asian food and cooking items, plus take-out if you're hungry right now.
2152 Prater Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Yim's Asian Supermarket
1210 Rock Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89431
Manufactures European-style sausage that you'll find in local markets. There is also a retail outlet in Carson City.
256 Sage St., Carson City, NV 89706