Best One-Stop Asian Market - 2009
Asian convenience store m2m, of the pea-green signs and boisterous pop music, is stocked with more than authentic grub. Next to the chili sauces and Philippine pancit, the tiny market carries typical bodega goods, including toiletries, Lean Cuisines, and a wide selection of American and Czech beer. This makes m2m an efficient stop for the East Village chefs who peruse the overstuffed aisles of Southeast Asian goodies; the market boasts a staggering selection of soy sauces, mochi ice creams, authentic fruit candies, udon, and every conceivable kind of rice. And for those who eat and run, the packaged sushi is cheap, fresh, and sold for a song.