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Best way to fill your fridge: Sanwa Farmers Market

Best way to fill your fridge

While everyone else keeps tightening their belts, get ready to loosen yours with the most affordable and unique ingredients in Tampa. Imagine Anthony Bourdain as a buyer for Costco: huge bags of sticky black rice, boxes of spicy sugared tamarind candy, cases of canned sugar cane drink, coolers of whole pomano, bags of frozen banana leaves. More traditional staples are also available at steep discount; the dairy, meat, and seafood sections are full of affordable options. Be sure to bring a sweater for the enormous chilled produce section — the quantity, quality, and variety is worth the trip alone. 2621 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 813-234-8428, sanwafarmersmarket.com.