“Ethnic Food” aisle’s in grocery stores are not unique to California, however, California seems to take it to a whole new level. With the third largest Indian-American population located in San Jose and large populations in Cupertino, Fremont and Sunnyvale the South Bay not only has great Indian food, but also Indian grocery stores.
Those interested in tasting some Indian treats should check out Madras Cafe, which also has an accompanying grocery store. The cafe is packed with Indians and their simple menu is simply delicious. There is also Chaat Paradise in Mountain View and a variety of Indian grocery stores for adventurous investigators.
What does it sound like in one of these stores? A preview is available here: