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Snapshot: Kawran Bazar Supermarket - Jamaica East, NY

Kawran Bazar Supermarket
Owner: unknown
Opened: 2005
Cooperative: none
Location: 87-54 168th Pl, Jamaica, NY
Photographed: December 2019
For the last of our halal/southern Asian supermarkets along Hillside Ave in Jamaica (also see Mannan and Premium), we'll be taking a look at this corner supermarket called Kawran Bazar. While Mannan advertised Bangladeshi food, this one advertises Bengali food. Now don't feel bad if you're  a little shaky on what exactly each of those is; I had to look it up while preparing this post. While Bangladesh is a country in south Asia, the term Bengali refers to an ethnic group that lives primarily in Bangladesh and India. There is a second Kawran Bazar farther west on Hillside Ave that I did not photograph. Up next we're back over to The Market Report for two big name NYC stores, CTown and Ideal Food Basket!