International Spam And Blackmarket Moon Pies

First, a moment of pause for the the monumental bounty that is the international SPAM section at (truly, I mean this) Atlanta’s best grocery store: the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market.

International SPAM//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

International SPAM//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

International SPAM//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

International SPAM//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

International SPAM//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Actually I don’t eat it but just *wow* at the selection.

I think Buford is actually better than Your Dekalb, though they do have such great flowers and breads there.

At Buford Highway the employees are super, super nice.

The selection of just about everything here is amazing — it’s from all over the world. And beyond the fresh staples of produce and meat, there’s so much to admire in the packaging designs, pastries…and the clientele is not like one’s neighborhood Publix or Whole Foods — it’s something like the international concourse from a giant airport somewhere in the world was beamed in, and ta-da, we’re all hungry Atlantans here. It’s a beautiful thing.

Food at Buford Highway Farmer's Market, Atlanta GA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Food at Buford Highway Farmer's Market, Atlanta GA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Food at Buford Highway Farmer's Market, Atlanta GA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Food at Buford Highway Farmer's Market, Atlanta GA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

They had Choco-Pie here. It was in the news a couple of years ago as a black market opened in North Korea for them, and Pyongyang was forced to start making their own version to shut things down. In response, people from South Korea loaded balloons up with real Choco-Pies and flew them over the border in goodwill. The allure of the Moon Pie is strong.
Food at Buford Highway Farmer's Market, Atlanta GA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js


More fab grocery packaging pics, especially retro drinks, from Jungle Jim’s outside Cincinnati.


Outside at Buford Highway Farmers Market, someone had a #parkingfail:
Buggy Return Fail, Buford Highway Farmer's Market, Atlanta GA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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