The friendly green and glass construction is something of a tropical welcome in brick-heavy Astoria.
Pão de queijo in all its forms
Rio carries this oh-so-popular savory treat in all its forms: fresh at the cafe, frozen, and as a mix, for baking at home.
It's so popular that the frozen kind actually gets its own dedicated freezer case.
Rolls of this sweet fluffy (not cheesy!) bread are delicious served with honey.
Rio wouldn't be complete without a complete line of prepacked seasonings—sazón—for traditional and popular dishes.
Yuca, or cassava, snacks are a popular Brazilian treat. At Rio they have several, including this cheese puff-like version.
For some added spice, pick up one (or several!) bottles of malagueta peppers.
Brazilian coffee is one of Ricardo's most popular products, especially this brand: Pilão.
For the little ones, Rio carries Nesquik for making chocolate and strawberry milk.
Doce de Leite
Doce de leite, milk jam (aka dulce de leche), is a popular treat. It's a favorite filling for pastries and a great flavor for ice cream, and, let's be honest, is amazing by the spoonful right out of the jar.
In addition to doce de leite, Rio Market carries a selection of other jams and caramels, like this caramel spread with figs.
This traditional herbal tea is sold loose by the kilo, as well as in tea bags.
Mountains of guaraná
If you're a fan of the Amazonian soft drink, you won't be disappointed by Ricardo's supply.
And for the traditionalists
Rio also stocks gourds for drinking mate the traditional way.
On your way out, pick up a pair of yellow and green Havianas for a tropical walk to the subway.
Soccer's so popular that Ricardo doesn't discriminate when it comes to jerseys. You'll find those of the FIFA darlings, of course, and for most other Central and South American teams as well.