Ethnic Grocery Store- Visit After Arriving on Fiance or Spouse Visa
Why Visit an Ethnic Grocery Store After Arriving on Fiance or Spousal Visa
Visiting an ethnic grocery store that sells food of your new fiance or spouse’s home country is a great family thing to do when they first arrive. For example, it helps your newly arrived family feel at home to have food that they are accustomed to eating.
In addition, learning about each other’s culture and food is a perfect activity to get to know each other. Also, it is fun to cook together and show each other how to cook food from each culture.
Yes, most American grocery stores have an international isle for basic ingredients of ethnic food. However, most do not carry items specifically needed to make something close to authentic.
Moreover, the cost of items in the American grocery store international isle are astronomically high.
Ethnic grocery stores provide fresh, authentic, and low-cost ethnic food of many countries.
The majority of ethnic foods in the U.S. are Asian stores. As a consequence, these Asian stores provide items for people of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, and many more nationalities.
Other ethnic groceries stores that are found in the US include Indian, Mexican, Middle East and more.
How to Find a Nearby Ethnic Grocery Store
There are many ways to find an ethnic grocery store that sells food from your fiance or spouse’s home country. This ways include:
- Asking friends and neighbors.
- Talking to people or groups of your spouse or fiance’s country already living near you.
- Looking on-line. For example, Google search, Yelp, or other on-line sources.
If there are no ethnic store near where you live, ethnic on-line stores are now becoming a big business in the US. Just simply order your items on-line, and have them shipped directly to you.
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