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6 amazing international food markets in Dayton you have to try

While major grocers might have select “international” aisles, there are still many niche ingredients that can only be found at specialty markets. 

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Whether you’re coming to Dayton from another part of the world and craving a taste of home, or you just want to venture from your regular menu — the Dayton-area has plenty of international markets ready to explore. 

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These are some great international markets in our area that could inspire your next global cuisine. If we missed one, let us know -- email us at contact@dayton.com and we’ll add it to the list.

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🌏 Halal International Meat Market

Halal is the Arabic word meaning permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic laws. This Middle Eastern meat market is a great place to start if you’re new to sampling delicious Halal cuisine.

Location: 1009 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Info: 937-222-1702 

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🌏 Al Basha International Foods

This Halal grocery also has a deli featuring hot shwarma sandwiches. 

Location: 1721 Woodman Dr., Dayton

Info: 937-979-4775

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🌏 La Michoacana #5 Mexican Market

La Michoacana is part of a Columbus-based grocery store chain. It’s called a Mexican market, but a cashier said it sells goods and foods popular throughout South America. The diversity of goods is a major selling point for this Dayton gem.

Location: 748 Troy St., Dayton

Info: michoacanamarket.com 

🌏 Las Penas Mexican Grocery

This grocery store aims to provide “premium, authentic Mexican food” to the Dayton-area. The stores shelves are packed with authentic Mexican cuisine. 

Location: 215 Byers Rd., Miamisburg

Info: laspenasgrocery.com

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Las Penas Mexican Grocery & Restaurant is a hidden treasure with fantastic tacos. (AMELIA ROBINSON)/STAFF (AMELIA ROBINSON)

🌏 Pleasing Market

This Korean and Japanese grocery store in Fairborn has a huge selection of ingredients and products to help you make your next Asian meal as authentic as it gets in Dayton. I personally recommend the Ginger Biscuit Snacks.

Location: 1352 Kauffman Ave., Fairborn

Info: 937-878-5501 

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🌏 Wise Choice British Foods Gifts & Candies

This authentic British grocer offers a shopping trip the Queen herself would approve of. In 1997, Wise Choice was opened by a couple from Wales, choosing the name ‘Wise’ as an acronym for (W)hales, (I)reland, (S)cotland & (E)ngland. Today, you can place your Wise Choice order online and have your order shipped to anywhere in the world.

Location: 6171 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights

Info: wisechoiceuk.com

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