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Has anyone had any experience with an african supermarket in Atlanta. I have googled them and there are so many which one will I benefit from the most. My husband is dying for some Nigerian food we will be making a trip there next week for his Biometrics and wanted to stop by one and stock up.

Thanks let me know the name and location as I don't know my way around Atlanta that well!


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Although I live in the Charlotte, NC area, my husband and I frequently travel to ATL to visit close family members. During these visits we often go to the International Supermarket off of Jimmy Carter Blvd. Jimmy Carter Blvd is off of I-85. This store obviously has food from all over. In addition to the vegetables and produce from all over, you will find an entire section devoted to African foods.

Also, there is at least one other that I know of. I need to check with my sister in law for the name and exact location. Please give me until tomorrow to respond back.

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I'll have to check that one out,Boaz.

In addition there is a small mom/pop style market that sells kenkey, fish, gari...

Ikes Tropical Food Market

3965 Rockbridge Rd

Stone Mountain, GA 30083

(404) 501-0505


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Hey Ara,

There are two stores that we visit but, they are on the southside of Atlanta near the Airport, which is about a 20min drive from where you will be doing the biometrics with no traffic. I have the address for one Ideal Tropical Foods, Inc.

the address is 5445 Riverdale Rd./SR 139, College Park, Atlanta,GA 30349. The other is the Happy Market it is an Asian-African Market which is litterally right next to the Ideal Tropical Foods on the same side of the street. They are both easily accessible once you get off the interstate if you take I-285(Riverdale Rd. exit) or the 85S(exit to Riverdale Rd). Depending on what day your biometrics I can make myself available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to help if you choose to visit one of these stores, PM if interested.


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Hey Ara,

There are two stores that we visit but, they are on the southside of Atlanta near the Airport, which is about a 20min drive from where you will be doing the biometrics with no traffic. I have the address for one Ideal Tropical Foods, Inc.

the address is 5445 Riverdale Rd./SR 139, College Park, Atlanta,GA 30349. The other is the Happy Market it is an Asian-African Market which is litterally right next to the Ideal Tropical Foods on the same side of the street. They are both easily accessible once you get off the interstate if you take I-285(Riverdale Rd. exit) or the 85S(exit to Riverdale Rd). Depending on what day your biometrics I can make myself available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to help if you choose to visit one of these stores, PM if interested.

Forchika,

If I am I-85 South, is this the exit before Old National Hwy? If so, do I make a left or right off the exit ramp?

Thanks.


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Thanks for all the replies!


Amy & Ola

LOVE is in your heart not to stay, but to be shared

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2006-Met Online!

3/2/07-Married in Lagos!

3/12/07- Mailed I-130 to CSC

3/19/07-CSC received application

3/23/07-Received NOA-1 in mail from CSC

5/31/07-Touched!

7/30/07-Touched!

7/31/07-Touched!- Could this be a sign?God I hope so!

8/01/07-APPROVAL-via USCIS email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/06/07-Received hardcopy NOA-2 in mail from CSC

K-3

3/?/07-Mailed I-129F to Chicago

4/9/07-Received at Chicago

4/11/07-Recieved NOA-1 Case being transferred to CSC

4/25/07-Received NOA-1 Case at CSC

5/31/07-Touched!

7/30/07-Touched!

7/31/07-Touched!- Could this be a sign?God I hope so!

8/01/07-Approval-via USCIS email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/06/07-Received hardcopy NOA-2 in mail from CSC

8/29/07-Called NVC was told my petition was sent to Lagos Cons. Aug.22, 2007 got my case #

8/31/07-Received NVC Approval Letter in the Mail

9/4/07-Husband picked up packets 3 and 4-Interview Date Set for Oct.31st, 2007!

10/31/07-K3 Interview-APPROVED!!!!!!

11/06/07-Pick up Visa

11/10/07-POE Atlanta

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12/21/07-Mailed AOS to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

12/23/07-Chicago Lockbox received AOS and EAD petition

01/04/08-NOA1 received for AOS and EAD via mail

01/29/08-Biometrics!

02/19/08-Touched! EAD Card Production Ordered

02/26/08-Email from CRIS EAD Approval Letter sent out

02/27/08-EAD Card received in mail

02/28/08-Applied for SS#

03/01/08-Received AOS Appt. Letter in Mail(No touches or emails on this case)

04/29/08-AOS Interview! Approved!

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Hey Ara,

There are two stores that we visit but, they are on the southside of Atlanta near the Airport, which is about a 20min drive from where you will be doing the biometrics with no traffic. I have the address for one Ideal Tropical Foods, Inc.

the address is 5445 Riverdale Rd./SR 139, College Park, Atlanta,GA 30349. The other is the Happy Market it is an Asian-African Market which is litterally right next to the Ideal Tropical Foods on the same side of the street. They are both easily accessible once you get off the interstate if you take I-285(Riverdale Rd. exit) or the 85S(exit to Riverdale Rd). Depending on what day your biometrics I can make myself available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to help if you choose to visit one of these stores, PM if interested.

Forchika,

If I am I-85 South, is this the exit before Old National Hwy? If so, do I make a left or right off the exit ramp?

Thanks.

Not particularly sure Boaz, just go in the direction of Riverdale off the exit!!!!!


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7/13/09 Sent I-751 application VSC

7/16/09 Package arrived at VSC at 2:08pm signed by D. Renaud

7/24/09 Rcvd I-797C, NOA from VSC

7/29/09 Rcvd Biometric letter...biometrics appt 8/18/09

11/24/09 Rcvd ROC approval ltr...dated 11/18/09

12/04/09 Rcvd 10 yr Green Card in mail

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Hey Ara,

There are two stores that we visit but, they are on the southside of Atlanta near the Airport, which is about a 20min drive from where you will be doing the biometrics with no traffic. I have the address for one Ideal Tropical Foods, Inc.

the address is 5445 Riverdale Rd./SR 139, College Park, Atlanta,GA 30349. The other is the Happy Market it is an Asian-African Market which is litterally right next to the Ideal Tropical Foods on the same side of the street. They are both easily accessible once you get off the interstate if you take I-285(Riverdale Rd. exit) or the 85S(exit to Riverdale Rd). Depending on what day your biometrics I can make myself available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to help if you choose to visit one of these stores, PM if interested.

Forchika,

If I am I-85 South, is this the exit before Old National Hwy? If so, do I make a left or right off the exit ramp?

Thanks.

Not particularly sure Boaz, just go in the direction of Riverdale off the exit!!!!!

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Hey Ara,

There are two stores that we visit but, they are on the southside of Atlanta near the Airport, which is about a 20min drive from where you will be doing the biometrics with no traffic. I have the address for one Ideal Tropical Foods, Inc.

the address is 5445 Riverdale Rd./SR 139, College Park, Atlanta,GA 30349. The other is the Happy Market it is an Asian-African Market which is litterally right next to the Ideal Tropical Foods on the same side of the street. They are both easily accessible once you get off the interstate if you take I-285(Riverdale Rd. exit) or the 85S(exit to Riverdale Rd). Depending on what day your biometrics I can make myself available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to help if you choose to visit one of these stores, PM if interested.

Forchika,

If I am I-85 South, is this the exit before Old National Hwy? If so, do I make a left or right off the exit ramp?

Thanks.

Not particularly sure Boaz, just go in the direction of Riverdale off the exit!!!!!

mapquest it

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My husband and I went to Atlanta for the holidays where he planned to cook a few West African dishes for the family... But we left the palm oil at home and didn't realize it until we had already begun to cook. We made few phone calls and found out there was an African shop right around the corner. When we got to where we thought the shop was, we realized that it wasn't the shop we were initially directed to. Come to find out there are SEVERAL African food shops on Memorial Drive (off I-285) in the Stone Mountain/Decatur area. I think the one previously listed on Rockbridge is in the same area. We were able to find EVERYTHING we needed, plus a few extra things to bring back to Jacksonville!! PM me if you would like for me to research the store we went to. The selection was quite extensive....

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My husband and I went to Atlanta for the holidays where he planned to cook a few West African dishes for the family... But we left the palm oil at home and didn't realize it until we had already begun to cook. We made few phone calls and found out there was an African shop right around the corner. When we got to where we thought the shop was, we realized that it wasn't the shop we were initially directed to. Come to find out there are SEVERAL African food shops on Memorial Drive (off I-285) in the Stone Mountain/Decatur area. I think the one previously listed on Rockbridge is in the same area. We were able to find EVERYTHING we needed, plus a few extra things to bring back to Jacksonville!! PM me if you would like for me to research the store we went to. The selection was quite extensive....

Thanks for sharing this!


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