Food is one of the best tools in your arsenal to combat homesickness. Au pairs, if you’re feeling a little lost without the comforting home-cooked meals you left behind, check out these local resources.
Saraga International Market – Saraga carries food from all over the world at two locations in Indianapolis. Hard-to-find fruits, vegetables, staples, and spices are almost always available on their shelves. And if you aren’t a cook, they have a pretty impressive array of global ready-to-eat entrees, breads, and side dishes. I personally sneak off to Saraga for frozen, ready-to-warm garlic naan, but they have everything from bulk rice to duck eggs to British teas.
For German cuisine, try Heidelburg House german bakery for springerle (they also have a restaurant!) or Claus German Sausage, which stocks freshly-made meats and charcuterie, specialty breads, mustards, and other staples.
Asia Mart Grocery caters to clients from Thailand, China, Japan, Korea and the Phillipines.
There are a wide array of international markets that specialize in specific parts of the world, and I’ll update this page as I learn of more.
Have you found one that you love? Let me know about it below!