Gung Hay Fat Choy!

There is perhaps no better symbol of sharing and good will than inviting friends and family into the home for carousing. It is in fact a touchstone of traditional celebrations. To help you create an authentic meal, there are several markets across the Island that carry wet and dry goods, live seafood, preserved meats and vegetables, kitchen appliances and sometimes a buffet of prepared hot and cold foods.

V&T Market in Hempstead was Long Island’s first Asian supermarket, taking over a former Waldbaum’s on North Franklin Street in 2001, and it is still a one-stop shop for loyal fans and newcomers alike. Other popular markets include H&Y Marketplace on Plainview Road in Hicksville, known for their fresh seafood, kimchi market and organic shop. Korean supermarket H-Mart offers appliances, food and a savings card program for repeat customers at both their Williston Park and Great Neck locations. Asian One Best Grocery on Portion Road in Ronkonkoma serves sit-down breakfast, lunch and dinner menus focusing on Filipino, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. And the less overwhelming convenience-store atmosphere of Oriental Groceries and Crafts on Nesconset Highway in Stony Brook offers relief from other hectic, ethnic food markets, but a good assortment all the same.