I love going to Talin Market. There used to be a small version in Santa Fe but it just didn’t make it. So it is worth the trip to Albuquerque. This place reminds me of a mini version of the food hall at Harrods or Marshall Field’s in Chicago or the old Stop and Shop also in Chicago. I grew up on these sort of places. Sadly, both Marshall Field’s and Stop and Shop are gone.
The big reason I love coming here is that I feel like I have been transported to a different country. The market is set up with different isles representing different areas of the world and different countries. The US is represented by having part of an aisle devoted to New Orleans. Signage really helps identify the various regions of the world food market. I would have to say that Talin Market is a mainly Asian themed food/ grocery store.
As we walked in we were greeted with a beautiful display of holiday candy. We were so pleased to see one of our all time favorites, torrone taking center stage.
Talin Market seems to be moving toward more refrigerator cases. It was in one of these cases where we found Kimchi (Korean fermented cabbage). Kimchi is another big favorite in our house.
The British isle contained three different types of lemon curd another item valued highly in our house.
I was amazed at the produce. The plantains were large and starting to become that beautiful black.
Shopping at Talin Market never fails to bring a smile to my face. It is a relatively inexpensive way to visit foreign countries food wise.
Talin Market is open 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday they are open 8:30 am to 7:30pm. On Sundays Talin Market is open from 9:00am to 6:30pm