New York City is blessed with several Japanese grocery stores, but every once in a while it’s nice to hop in a Zipcar and head to Edgewater, New Jersey, the home of Mitsuwa.
Aisles bursting with a variety of fresh produce, fish, and meat, Mitsuwa is a Japanese food lover’s dream. Regardless of what you want to cook, you can find every ingredient imaginable to help you prepare any dish in Japan’s vast culinary spectrum.
Mitsuwa even carries unique appliances and utensils from fish grills to bento boxes. You can have a completely Japanese meal from start to finish.
The food court has restaurants that serve popular Japanese dishes. If you’re in the mood for udon or tonkatsu, you can have lunch before you shop. Mitsuwa is the centerpiece of a complex of Japanese stores, including Sanseido, a bookstore; and Utsuwa-no-yakata, a gift shop.
The store is celebrating its 40th anniversary with several sales that last through Sunday, February 26.
Of course, if you don’t feel like going to New Jersey for your grocery shopping, there are plenty of choices in the city.
What is your favorite Japanese grocery store?