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—both green and ripe—is a popular Filipino treat. After all, "all the best mangoes come from the Philippines," noted Ricky, a Filipino.
This traditional Filipino roll is baked at Casa Victoria in New Jersey.
Longanisa, a Spanish-style sausage similar to Portugal's linguiça, is popular in the Philippines.
At Johnny Air Mart you'll also find frozen dumplings and spring rolls for a quick fix.
Corned beef is a Filipino staple. Ricky likes this brand from New Zealand.
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.
Johnny Air Mart carries a wide selection of preserved fish, including sardines, squid in adobo, milkfish in oil, and more.
Ah, Milo. That classic malt chocolate drink found everywhere (expect...the United States).
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.
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.
Pre-steamed, frozen bananas are a popular treat. Eat them frozen, or pop them in the microwave for a moment.
Bakpia, or hopia, is a popular Philippine pastry. This one is a savory version, and flavored with pork.
Ricky carries a full selection of sweets, many of them condensed milk-based.
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.