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M&I International Food

249 Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235 40.576632 -73.966154
nr. Brighton 2nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-615-1011 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Butchers/Fishmarkets, Candy/Chocolate, Gourmet Shops/Produce

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Hours

Daily, 8am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q at Brighton Beach

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Butchers/Fishmarkets
  • Candy/Chocolate
  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

Bustling with Russian locals shopping for supper, this airy, three-level emporium houses a vast selection of Eastern European imports and fresh Slavic delicacies. The store’s teeming first floor is a tightly packed study in Eastern appetites and Western abundance: Heaping piles of sausages occupy yards of counter space, and smoked fish, pickled vegetables (with a half-sour flavor), and an astonishing number of cereal boxes decorated with Russian cartoon characters also occupy large sectors. An extensive case of prepared foods provides homestyle cooking for those disinclined to whip up their own borscht, pirogi, or stuffed cabbage. Climb one of the curving staircases to the second floor, devoted to preserves, wildflower honey, dollar pastries as big as a man's fist, and counter after counter of brightly wrapped Russian chocolates. Venturing up a few more stairs, the by-now-weary shopper can enjoy a fresh, crumbly pastry and mild coffee in the small café area, which provides an aerial view of the busy atrium below.

Note

Some signs and labels are printed in Cyrillic only, and the staff presumes their customers speak Russian, but will communicate in English when necessary.

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