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From Indian Lay’s chips to Caribbean fruit: Take a first look inside new international grocery store

From Indian Lay’s chips to Caribbean fruit: Take a first look inside new international grocery store

Jack McLaughlin

A trip to any supermarket can feel like an adventure. But an outing to an international grocery store is something you can truly get lost in. And we mean that in a good way.

We voyaged out to Pickerington’s GN International Grocery, which opened last weekend as the largest Nepali-owned grocery store in the country, to show you around the new space and give you a taste of its unique, global offerings.

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With 25,000 square feet of shelves stocked from across the world, GN at times feels more like a culinary safari than a grocery store.

GN’s eclectic produce offerings include whole lemongrass and by-the-pound turmeric

Prickly chayote (top), breadfruit (second from top) and quenepa fruit (bottom) are available for purchase.

GN also offers a massive selection of international snack foods, like masala-flavored Lay’s (second from top) and Korean shrimp crackers (bottom).

Patrons can also browse an entire section dedicated to ghee, a clarified butter popular in India

While it isn’t open yet, a full-service restaurant and bar, Jhapali Kitchen & Bar, will open in the same building as GN International Grocery. It will serve Indian and Nepali food, in addition  to beer and liquor from around the world.

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