Hey Ms. Jack,
I love going to ethnic food stores and romanticize that they have far less processed items than your average American supermarket. What are your tips for shopping at places that don't advertise organic products, but may have them? Also, what are your favorite places for specialty goods and spices?
My latest LA excursion: The assorted Japanese markets on the Westside (the Mitsuwa Market on Venice and Centinela in Culver City and the Sawtelle corridor south of Wilshire in West LA, including very yummy veggie filled soups at Asahi Ramen.)