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Ethnic food markets on Long Island

Patel Brothers has ample parking and wide, cart-friendly

Patel Brothers has ample parking and wide, cart-friendly aisles, it's a proper subcontinental supermarket with fresh produce (great source for mangoes), dairy, spices, snack food, and a vast selection of frozen specialties. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Summer is the season for picnics and barbecues. This year, it's time for something different.<br><br> So swap out the coleslaw for Turkish eggplant salad, the dill pickles for Israeli pickled turnips, the Chex party mix for Indian snacks, the potato chips for chicharrones de puerco. <br><br>Long Island is home to scores of global groceries that make it easy to inject an exotic note into the menu.<br><br> Here are eight suggestions.

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