8003-05 18th Avenue
at 80th Street
Italmec is uniquely New York: a grocery store that specializes in grocery items and other ingredients for both Italian and Mexican cooking. Located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the store is divided into two sections that connect at the back: one side is primarily stocked with Italian items, including a small deli counter, and the other has Mexican ingredients.
The Mexican grocery items includes a large selection of Goya and La Morena canned goods, plus bags of ground corn and other grains. There are fresh foods, sweets, and breads and tortillas at the check-out counter.
Prices are low and there are good values throughout the store. The store itself can seem a little chaotic with boxes and crates stacked here and there, but there are always nice people to help you find what you're looking for.