ADDRESS: 2161 West Broad St
There comes a point where you have to stop driving by a place and walk right in. Such was the case with Taj Mahal, which I pass by all the time on the way to the Kroger on Alps. If you're an adventurous eater or a lover of south Asian cuisine, you need to make a visit.
The decor is somewhat bare and white, but the content makes up for it, and food trumps atmosphere in the realm of grocery stores. Taj Mahal carries food that is found in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, and Arabic cuisine.
Taj Mahal's stores range from raw ingredients, such as bags of rice, to pre-packed meal bases that only need meat and produce. The impression I get is that you can walk in with a low or high amount of cooking experience and still find what you need to prepare a good meal.
Taj Mahal's best feature is definitely its many freezers, which are packed with frozen produce, meats, microwaveable appetizers, and even some pre-made dishes. The meat freezer is particularly great, because it's stocked with lamb and goat, which I didn't even know where to find in Athens.
Of course, Taj Mahal carries other items, such as cosmetics, hair dye, and home fragrances. If you're an adventurous cook or just a sucker for ethnic food, stop by Taj Mahal and look at the selection for yourself. I promise that it far outpaces what you'll find in the two corporate grocery stores a few turns away.