Best International Grocery
Dragon Star Supermarket
Hidden in plain sight in the inner-ring suburbs is the sprawling Dragon Star Supermarket, a mecca of cheap Asian, African, and Mexican foods. The traffic this store gets makes it so the fruits and produce are always lush, and the meats — including cuts specific to international dishes that most American stores don’t stock — are freshly packed. (Think pork belly, pig heads, kidneys, and crawfish.) Here you can find half a dozen types of wonton skins, and all the grass jelly drinks and Pocky flavors to transport your taste buds home. Other features include ready-to-eat takeout, a bakery, a liquor aisle, and a gift shop. Let Dragon Star show you how Asian grocery stores can be more than fortresses of MSG-infused ramen noodle boxes.