[CARIBBEAN, AFRICAN] If you want to discover a new food or seasoning, head to the bright red, yellow and green Caribbean Spice and give yourself some time. Although the shop isn't too large, you'll find everything from unusual flours (plaintain, fufu, farina) and spices (jerk and adobo blends) to a huge selection of frozen foods including cow feet, cassava leaves and goat meat. There isn't too much of any one thing on the shelf, and most aisles are packed with double the diversity of a normal market aisle. Keep in mind the shop used to house a kennel, and there's still a loud alarm every time someone walks through the door. No, you did not just activate a bomb.

Grocery list: Adobo seasonings, Jamaican yams, large wooden mortars and pestles, frozen ox tail.