RE: Mexican Super Markets
Re: NYC. (Manhattan, not even venturing into the boroughs)We have had many "Spanish" food sections, esp. is smaller grocery stores, as well as larger ones. Uptown, in Dominican neighborhoods, its easy to get Latin ingredients, esp. marinades. Puerto Rican groceries (think Goya, rice and beans, olives, etc.) are also easy to find even in major supermarkets. Downtown in Chelsea (where there used to be a large Spanish - from Spain, and French - from France - population) it is also possible to get Latin American foods as well as other imports, including a few Spanish bookstores. And great Cuban coffee. My favorite supermarket buy is (tho more Mexican) Abuelita's Hot Chocolate tablets to mix with warm milk. Mmmmmm.
I once shopped in a regular large supermarket someplace in New Jersey (all the same to me, west of the Hudson) which had a Spanish/Latin section, a Polish section, a Russian section, a West Indian section (great bay rum lotion), and East Indian section, an Asian section, an Italian section, a Jewish/Kosher section, and an Irish/Scottish section. This was NOT an "international" gourmet "foode shoppe" just an ordinary chain grocery like A&P.