The enormous store occupies the first floor of a warehouse on Third Avenue under the BQE overpass.
All of Rossman's prices are very low, but the outside of the store is where the bargain-basement specials of the week are displayed.
Just one of the packed veggie aisles in the store.
Bins and bins of onions and potatoes...
...such as this lovely purple variety.
Not Jamaica, but some of the produce you can find there: jicama, ginger, plantains, bananas, and peppers.
Another update Rossman's has made: an ever-expanding line of organic produce.
Rossman's produces a line of 40 housemade salads in its on-site kitchen. The salads, which include superb hummus, guacamole, roasted eggplant, and tahini cauliflower, are made fresh daily. For most varieties, a pint will run you $3.98.
Owner Mike Rossman is of Israeli descent, and several of the store's products reflect that heritage, such as these persimmons, which are commonly eaten in the Middle East.
Mama Mia! Tomatoes!
Another way Rossman's keeps costs down? They produce their own line of fruits and vegetables on farms in Mexico and the Dominican Republic and package them under their Mama Mia label. Here, a variety of their tomatoes.
Persian cucumbers are slender, crisp, and sweet, considered by many to be the tastiest variety of the fruit.
Pretty speckled-pink beans.
Ever seen a cardoon before? I hadn't before visiting Rossman's. They look like celery but are relatives of the artichoke, and are typically eaten braised. Another fun cardoon fact: they contain enzymes which can be used to make vegetarian rennet, used in the cheese-making.
Beautiful fresh citrus.
A fall favorite and another fruit beloved in the Mediterranean.
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And here, in another refrigerated room, many bushels of onions.
Rossman's displays its bargains of the week in giant bins outside the store. Here, a post-Thanksgiving price slash on butternut squash.