Johnnie’s Cash Store and Other Markets We Love
Johnnie’s Cash Store
420 Camino Don Miguel, Santa Fe
Johnnie’s Cash Store was opened in 1946 by Johnnie Armijo, now ninety-two, and his father, Orlando. Located a block off Canyon Road, it is now a last holdout of what was once common in Santa Fe: the family-run neighborhood grocery store. Pictured here is John, one of seven siblings in the area that take shifts to help keep their father’s store open. The big seller at Johnnie’s Cash Store is still their famous tamales.
705 W Santa Fe Ave, Ste B, Grants
Local produce, meat, beans, and other local and organic things at their storefront, which is also home to
Mt. Taylor Coffee.
A-1 Oriental Market
6207 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque
Huge noodle selection (see “Bounty of the Nood” in our December 2021 Noodles issue), plus a small menu for in-store dining and a great selection of ingredients for at-home Asian cooking.
7200 Montgomery NE, Ste F3, Albuquerque
From bricks of tamarind to frozen lotus root, from hundreds of spices and legumes to prepared curries and spice mixes, there are many ways to add variety to the home cook’s repertoire.
A-Ri-Rang Oriental Market
1826 Eubank NE, Albuquerque
House-made kimchi, essentials for Asian cooking, and a kitchen that cooks up fresh Korean food for dining in or grabbing to go.
B Street Market
204 W Broadway, Mountainair
Small-town market with great selection, farm-fresh eggs, local grassfed beef, and a delicious deli with daily specials.
Bode’s General Store
21196 US 84, Abiquiu
A century-old and very well-stocked general store with everything from groceries to fishing tackle. Their kitchen has been serving tourists and locals for over twenty years—some say they have the best red chile breakfast burritos in the state.
Chile Konnection Produce
1136 Broadway NE, Albuquerque
Top pick for a visit during chile season—mild, medium, XXHOT, Hatch, Lemitar, Sandia, and many other varieties of green chile—but lots of dried chiles and other produce year-round. Pro tip: cash only.
Dr. Field Goods Butcher Shop
2860 Cerrillos, Santa Fe, and 1909 Bellamah NW, Albuquerque
Local beef, pork, lamb, goat, and poultry from small New Mexico ranches. They hand butcher whole animals to offer unique cuts of meat and to reduce food waste.
El Mezquite Market
Multiple locations in Albuquerque and at 2360 Main St NE, Los Lunas
Latin American and Mexican products, from dried hibiscus flowers to corn and flour tortillas. They have a deli and butchery, a hot food bar, and house-made salsas that are a great alternative when you don’t have time to make your own.
1840 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces
A farm-to-market store with the mission to connect you to your farmers and ranchers and bring their locally grown produce and meat to your table. In addition to local beer, wine, and spirits, prepared food is made daily for grab and go or enjoying on the patio.
Polk’s Folly Farm Butcher Shop & Farm Stand
12128 NM 14, Cedar Crest
A small, family-run local food shop offering humanely raised meats, fresh eggs, pesticide-free vegetables, Valencia flour, and a variety of other goods—all locally sourced.
Santa Fe Asian Market
1644 St Michaels, Santa Fe
A much-anticipated addition to the Santa Fe food scene, stocking fish, pork, chicken, jasmine and sushi rice, seaweed, Asian produce, rice paper, preserved pickles, instant noodles, Asian sauces, ice creams, and drinks.
Sol Food Market
591 Arroyo Hondo Arroyo Seco Rd, Arroyo Seco
A natural food grocer sourcing local and organic ingredients when possible, with an in-house café known for having the best sandwiches in town.
The Fruit Basket ABQ
6343 Fourth Street NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
New Mexico red and green chile, pinto beans, chicos, and other local products in addition to produce and specialty goods from Mexico. And yes, they also offer made-to-order fruit baskets for pickup or delivery.
Tiny Grocer ABQ
422 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque
A coffee shop and micro-grocer providing locally roasted coffee and New Mexico–sourced meats, dairy, eggs, flour and grains, fruits, veggies, herbs, and products. They offer daily fresh-baked scones and cookies, plus seasonally changing galettes, sandwiches, and soups made from the local ingredients they sell.