Original article from Kent Live
A new shop that has opened in the heart of Dover town centre is getting people excited with their international flavour.
Dover International Market moved into the large unit, in Pencester Road, formally the site of Alldays and the Post Office.
The shop is selling produce from all corners of the world for Dovorians wanting to try something a bit different.
Giant Naan breads, exotic fruits, deli meats and treats from France, for those with a sweet tooth, are displayed in the impressive shop which is chock-full of spices and sacks of rice.
Foodies will be in heaven with all the ingredients, now at their fingertips, which you can't always find in the supermarkets.
The shop also sells everyday household items too, like cleaning products, for people who want to grab some essentials.
Manager Ali told MyDover that the shop has been open since last Wednesday (September 15) and the owner is having a ‘trial week’ to find out what works and what doesn’t.
When we visited, the shop was bustling with curious customers scanning up and down the narrow aisles.
The market is making good use of the space too with a butchers offering halal meat, on a second floor accessed by a few small steps.
Frozen food is available too.
Dover is well served by international food shops on its high streets, giving customers a vast choice of food from all over the world.
Oriental Minimart has been in the town for years, moving from a number of sites in the town including High Street and the Charlton Shopping Centre, before settling in Market Square.
Chinese mooncake, Thai snacks, green teas, fruits and all-sorts of flavoured noodles and other oriental delights can be found there.
The town has had several polish shops grace its high streets over the years and the U Babuni store can be found on High Street.
Dover Post Office moved out of its Pencester home, where Dover International Food Market is, back in March 2020, and can be found inside the convenience store on Biggin Street.