Gallery: Find Filipino Groceries at Johnny Air Mart in the East Village

Johnny Air Mart
Johnny Air Mart

At first glance, the unassuming storefront seems more like its sibling cargo stores than a grocery store...until you notice "Filipino Oriental Store" printed in white on the window.

Dried Mango
Dried Mango

Dried mango—both green and ripe—is a popular Filipino treat. After all, "all the best mangoes come from the Philippines," noted Ricky, a Filipino.

Salt Bread
Salt Bread

This traditional Filipino roll is baked at Casa Victoria in New Jersey.

Spanish-Style Sausage
Spanish-Style Sausage

Longanisa, a Spanish-style sausage similar to Portugal's linguiça, is popular in the Philippines.

Frozen Dumplings
Frozen Dumplings

At Johnny Air Mart you'll also find frozen dumplings and spring rolls for a quick fix.

Corned Beef
Corned Beef

Corned beef is a Filipino staple. Ricky likes this brand from New Zealand.

Crackers
Crackers

According to Ricky, these crackers are very popular, especially among students and nurses. At Johnny Air Mart you'll find boxes of plain crackers, as well as some cracker sandwiches made with condensed milk.

Fish
Fish

Johnny Air Mart carries a wide selection of preserved fish, including sardines, squid in adobo, milkfish in oil, and more.

Nestle Milo
Nestle Milo

Ah, Milo. That classic malt chocolate drink found everywhere (expect...the United States).

Calamansi Lime
Calamansi Lime

Calamansi is commonly used as a condiment in Filipino dishes. Ricky carries the whole fruit, frozen, and as well as a selection of calamansi-flavored beverages.

Ice Cream
Ice Cream

Ricky stocks two brands of ice cream—one from California and one from the Philippine—in three popular flavors: pandan, ube or purple yam, and cheese.

Frozen bananas
Frozen bananas

Pre-steamed, frozen bananas are a popular treat. Eat them frozen, or pop them in the microwave for a moment.

Hopia
Hopia

Bakpia, or hopia, is a popular Philippine pastry. This one is a savory version, and flavored with pork.

Sweets
Sweets

Ricky carries a full selection of sweets, many of them condensed milk-based.

Extras
Extras

As with most grocery stores of its kind, Johnny Air Mart carries more than just edibles. You can also pick up a Filipino magazine, shampoo, or greeting card while doing your groceries.