There’s a wide variety of cultures, each with a specialty ethnic food. And in addition to ethnic foods, there are specialty foods, seasonings, and condiments. Then there’s the holistic food markets, the vegan and vegetarian, the organic, special diets markets, cheeses, wines, beers, and the multi-ethnic spices and herbs markets. United States ethnic and specialty food market research publishing is big business.
Check out the Specialty Food Magazine site. Online you can even find specialty pet foods, including dried flies to feed your carnivorous indoor plant. Or you can buy organic, herbal, ethnic, or niche and specialty foods for your family, foods that you didn’t think you could find in the USA, but the foods, seasonings, or condiments are available online. There are even marketing studies of the ethnic, specialty, and niche food markets from spices to ethnic canned and packaged foods you thought you’d only find in Asia, Europe, or Latin America, for starters.
See the Ethnic Food Market Research Reports site. Did you know that you can find comprehensive market research and company reports on the Ethnic Foods Industry? More specifically, find reports on the Asian, Italian, Indian, Thai and Kosher foods markets.
Reports are of economic and econometric studies that include data on market segmentation, size and growth in US, UK, Europe, Asia and global markets. The company, Market Research.com that meticulously finds current information and publishes these economic and econometric studies of the US ethnic food market sells the reports for hundreds of dollars for each report.
For example, an econometric study might cover the latent demand outlook for a specific ethnic type of ready meals across the states, union territories and cities of a country, such as India. The report would show, for example, latent demand (in millions of U.S. dollars), or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.) estimates.
Yes, there’s money in generating and publishing economic studies in the form of market reports sold to industry for several hundred dollars for each report/study. But what if you as an individual consumer only want to buy online an ethnic food product that you can’t find in stores in your area?
It’s difficult to run out of constantly current material on human or pet food markets. With increasing Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities and ethnic specialties in food, there are the Halal food markets as well to research and also Indian, Thai, Carribbean, Cajun, and Latin American spices, herbs, and foods.
Kosher and Halal Foods Online
If you’re looking for an ethnic guide to the USA Muslim food market, check out Zabinah.com. The site reports that it’s the world’s largest guide to Halal restaurants and products where the viewer can find nearby Halal food. Globally, more Halal groceries, food distributors, and restaurants are opening, especially in the UK. For example, Subway sandwich franchise has successfully operated halal-only versions of its stores in the UK. Zabihah.com has grown worldwide from its North American start.
On researching the Halal markets, see Tom’s of Maine that offers, with product certification, both Halal and Kosher foods. Halal is an Arabic word meaning “lawful or permitted.” Since 2006, all Tom’s of Maine products have carried the Halal endorsement, which certifies that they are made in accordance with Islamic guidelines under the supervision of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).
Also, Tom’s of Maine products have carried the kosher certification since 1990. Kosher is a Hebrew word meaning “sanctioned by Jewish law and ritually fit for use.” Most of their products are manufactured under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations and are certified as kosher and pareve. Their site notes,”that only our deodorants are kosher for Passover, and that some new products may not yet bear the OU Kosher symbol.”
Kosher Dog and Cat Foods (not necessarily vegetarian)
According to the Free Patents Online site, The composition of kosher pet food further includes a source of carbohydrates, a source of fiber, and a source of fat. The pet food composition is fed to domesticated cats and dogs for which a kosher diet is recommended for health and/or spiritual reasons.
Kosher Pets is the only patented dog food endorsed for use in a kosher home. Foods are made with human-grade ingredients such as liver, vegetables, chicken, and olive oil. KosherPets’ foods and treats for dogs are rich in essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and probiotics; while being free of added hormones, antibiotics, or artificial preservatives. Kosher Pets also offers a special “Kosher for Passover” line of pet food.
There’s a reason why these specialized dog and cat foods are made for special holidays. According to the site, “Probably the most significant observance related to Passover involves the removal of chametz. Chametz includes anything made from wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. Not only is it forbidden to eat chametz during Pesach; but it is also forbidden to derive benefit from it by feeding it to pets! KosherPets’ KfP products will keep you in the clear.”
The Kosher dog food market has thrived for more than 30 years. For example, you can research an article on kosher-style dog food manufacturing, “Renicom’s Mother Klein’s Kosher Style dog food“, Advertising Age, p. 24, Feb. 26, 1979. There are several dog and cat food manufacturers that produce kosher food for pets (dogs and cats), for example Wheeling, Illinois-based Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company that produces a line of wet kosher pet food. Evanger’s doesn’t use any grains as fillers.
According to an April 13, 2003 article, “Observe: Kosher Food for Your Pet,” published in the Chicago Tribune (online edition) by William Hageman, Evanger’s received “the endorsement of the Chicago Rabbinical Council and began selling the food in December” of that year. “The biggest seller has been the chicken flavor (ingredients: whole dressed chicken, water for processing).”
Other kosher dog foods include chicken rice dinner; beef; beef, chicken and liver; lamb and rice dinner; and chopped turkey. There’s also a kosher seafood dinner for cats. Ethnic food markets go back in time and are thriving today. Also see the article, “The challenge of keeping kosher,” Stephen Bennet, Progressive Grocer, vol. 69(8), p.149(3), Jul. 1999. You might open a report-generating business specializing only in specialty foods.
You can order almost any type of ethnic grocery or food product online from spices to frozen beef, regardless of what city you’re in at the time. Ethnic food markets make various types of food and grocery products available to you online.
Or if you’re looking for a particular ethnic restaurant, see the various restaurants directories online that list restaurants and food stores in almost any city or country of the globe, including food shops and eateries catering to a variety of ethnic tastes be it Hindu vegetarian, Buddhist, Kosher, Halal, or specific ethnic foods of most any geographic area you choose, except maybe Antarctica.
If individual stores aren’t listed online, they may be listed within a database listing particular stores or restaurants in a city online directory of restaurants or ethnic restaurants. Below is a directory of ethnic food businesses in Sacramento and in other cities as well as worldwide that will ship the food directly to you if you order online.
There’s also a directory of restaurants, for example, Indian restaurants in Sacramento. If you live outside of California, you can still order foods online to be mailed to you, for example, fresh spices.
All Ethnic Categories Food Market Directories Online
Ethnic Food Markets Directory, Sacramento (dozens of ethnic food markets listed from Sacramento Magazine’s directory online)
Sacramento & Davis Ethnic Markets Directory Online
Asian Food Grocer Online
Organic Asian Food Products Online
Asian Food Directory (Sacramento)
Fiji Asian Market (Sacramento)
Asian Food Directory (Overseas)
Oto’s Market (Japanese, Sacramento)
Halal Foods Online – National and Local
Zabinah.com List of Halal foods, markets, products, restaurants, and groceries nationally in the USA
List of Halal Restaurants in Sacramento with addresses and reviews from Zabinah.com
East-West Market, Sacramento (Indian and Pakistani Halal food products)
Mediterranean Market (Middle Eastern groceries & related food products) 1547 Fulton Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825. Popular brands (i.e. Sadaf).
Indian Restaurants, Sacramento, Directory
Indian Food & Grocer Mark (6968 65th St., Suite G, Sacramento 95823)
Breads of India & Gourmet Curries, Berkeley, CA
Indian Spices Online
Indian Spices Online
Indian Blend (Groceries shipped directly to your door.)
Indian Grocery Store Online
Authentic Fresh Indian Spices (spices online shipped worldwide)
Indian Groceries and Food Store
India Spice House
4 all Jewish goods online in Sacramento Online Ordering Only
Sacramento Kosher Foods
Sacramento Kosher Products
Kosher Gourmet Catering
Sam’s Kosher-style restaurant & deli
Sacramento Party Planning
Kosher Food Sacramento
Sacramento Kosher (Group of Orthodox rabbis in Sacramento.) If one would like to certify a product as kosher, or if one would like to celebrate an event with a kosher meal plan, please contact Sacramento Kosher’s offices.
Kosher Foods USA & Worldwide
The world’s largest Kosher supermarket
Kosher foods shipped worldwide (beef shipped from Colorado)
Dag’s Kosher Yellow Pages
Kohn’s Kosher Meat Market
Shamash’s Kosher Restaurant Database
Totally Jewish Travel: Restaurant Directory
Guide and directory for Kosher stores, restaurants, supermarkets and bakeries, kosher apartments and hotels in Prague
Kosher Food Directory
Kosher Prague Database
Directory of kosher establishments in south florida ‘Kosherfest,’ the world’s only Kosher Food and Food service Trade Show
East Side Kosher Deli – Jewish Colorado Kosher Directory, Denver
Kosher Restaurants and Food for Kosher Living, Denver
Jewish and Israeli Web Directory and Search Engine: Food And Drink, UK.
Las Vegas kosher restaurants and food Directory
Directory of Cooking Schools in Sacramento
Sacramento Cooking and Culinary Schools Directory
The Art Institute
The Art Institute of California
Kitchen Academy – Sacramento
American River College, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
Healthy Kitchen – Cooking Classes
Napoli’s Culinary Academy of America (Sacramento)
Culinary school open to nonprofessionals
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (Napa Valley)
Directory of Resources from the California College of Ayurvedia site
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Bringing Ayurveda into Daily Life
Comprehensive Ayurvedic Analysis by MindXpansion, developers of Ayurveda Almanac
Doe Bay Resort and Ayurvedic Training Center
Lotus Herbs/Holistic Health Institute
Lifespa – Dr. John Douillard
Medical Ayurveda Rejuvination Center
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Centre
Vedika Global, Inc. Berkeley
Complementary & Alternative Health
Alternative Medicine – All about natural, holistic and complementary medicine
Alternative Medicine Directory (worldwide)
Botanicals and Herbs
A Herbal Connection
Bazaar of India Imports – Ayurveda Division
Circle of Health
Dhanvantri – Ayurvedic Organics
Herbnet – Collection of Herb Resources
Herbs, Honey, and Dried Foods
Years to Your Health
Fresh Royal Jelly
Freeze Dried Royal Jelly