Support Local at Hispanic Grocery Stores


As the final days of National Hispanic Heritage Month wind down, we know there’s no reason that the fiesta has to be over. The celebration from September 15 to October 15 pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. One way to support some of your local Latinx neighbors is to shop at local Hispanic grocery stores. To spice up your taco nights, try out new recipes, explore new drinks, or learn how to grill authentic Mexican sausages, check out the options at these four local Hispanic grocery stores and markets. From the full-service meat counter at La Perla to the international flavors of Tienda Guatemalteca, you’re sure to find something to taco ‘bout.

  1. El Ranchero in Kalamazoo has everything you need for your home: kitchenware, meats, cleaning products, drinks, and much more. The meat section is grande, so you’ll have no problem finding the right one for your dish.
  2. Tienda Guatemalteca on S. Burdick Street in Kalamazoo has staples, specialties, and fresh produce from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
  3. In Benton Harbor, La Perla Grocery opened in 1999 and La Perla Produce in 2006. Both stores are family-owned and offer a variety of Mexican groceries, produce, and full-service meat counters. You can even stop in an order hot food ready to eat in their café.
  4. A sweet treat can be found at Nina’s Market in Battle Creek which has frozen yogurt and other frozen treats available in addition to a full selection of groceries and more.

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