Cultural Markets in #SJTownsByTheBay

April 23, 2024

Saint John and the Towns by the Bay are home to a variety of markets representing the diverse cultures that call our region home. From handmade goods, to flavorful spices and traditional delicacies, these vibrant shops are the perfect spot for any foodie in search of something unique during their next bay-cation!

Bombay Spices

237 Union Street, Saint John

Bombay Spices offers ethnic, high-quality Indian and South Asian grocery items, carrying over 7000 products and 200 brands. Find items you know and love, or discover something new to add to your next dish.


Find them on Facebook here. Or, check out their website:

Casa Latina

640 Manawagonish Road, Saint John

Casa Latina offers a Latin grocery store and restaurant in Saint John, serving up traditional foods like gorditas, enchiladas, flautas, and of course, tacos. Their storefront offers a wide variety of products to compliment any Latin dish you may cook up!


Find them on Facebook here.

Freshville Supermarket

200 Union Street, Saint John

Freshville Supermarket carries food from around the world, including staple items from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America. With packaged and frozen foods, ingredients, and snacks, this market has something for everyone.


Find them on Facebook here.

Grand King Indian Grocery Store

124-212 McAllister Drive, Parkway Mall, Saint John

Grand King Indian Grocery Store is home to authentic Indian ingredients and spices for all who enjoy traditional Indian dishes. Snacks and sweets, spices and jams, vegetables and rice - it can all be found here.


Check out their website here: 

Latin Market

85 Prince Edward Street, Saint John

The Latin Market provides el gusto por sabor latino (a taste for Latin flavor)! Located uptown, this market carries a variety of Latin food products and ingredients for every dish. Browse their shelves and find something new!


Find them on Facebook here

Pinoy City Retail Store

100 Prince Edward Street, Saint John

Pinoy City Retail Store provides Filipino products for every palate. From sweet treats like polvoron, to traditional foods like milkfish and galunggong, you'll find something new to enjoy. They also carry hoodies, tote bags, aprons and other items that reflect the richness of Filipino culture.


Find them on Facebook here.

Sisi Mimi International Market

17 Waterloo Street, Saint John

Sisi Mimi International Market is an international grocery store dedicated to providing quality ingredients to all who shop their store. Find groceries and beauty supplies from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.


Find them on Instagram here.


83 Hampton Road, Rothesay

Experience the rich taste of Ukrainian cuisine at Varenyky. This Ukrainian frozen food kitchen provides pre-assembled traditional meals that can be delivered directly to you, or a small restaurant where you can order ready-made dishes to enjoy.


Find them on Facebook here. Or, check out their website: 

Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.