We've also been known to wake up on a lazy weekend morning, craving a homemade breakfast and, finding our fridge woefully understocked, head over to grab ingredients for the whole meal (chilaquiles, anyone?).
Happy Food Spot carries a mix of global ingredients and specialty products that we enjoy sampling. Looking for fruit preserves from Switzerland, Ireland or Germany? They've got them. Mole sauce or masa harina for a batch of tamales? Check and check. And it's reassuring to know that a jar of Nutella is never more than a short walk away. You never know when you might need one.
So, tell us, what's your favorite corner store food find?
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