Specialty Supermarket for Mexican Food in Phoenix
This is the “Welcome to Pro’s Ranch Market” bull sign that invites you to explore the store in one of the Phoenix locations (Photo by Christina Thompson 2012).
This man is cooking some marinated chicken outside one of the Pro’s Ranch Market stores in Phoenix (Photo by Christina Thompson 2012).
These are chicharrones (fried pork rinds) which are a traditional ingredient in many Mexican dishes found at Pro’s Ranch Market in Phoenix (Photo by Christina Thompson 2012).
Most of the desert southwest borders Mexico and therefore has a lot of Mexican influence on food and drink. There is also a higher population of Mexican-Americans in the area, especially in larger cities like Phoenix, Arizona. One company realized this and created Pro’s Ranch Markets with seven locations across the Phoenix metro area, two in El Paso, Texas and two in New Mexico. The grocery store company of Fry’s also created a specifically Mexican store in Phoenix called the Fry’s Mercado. The food that is in these stores relates to Mexican cuisine. A small list of ingredients is found at IndyWeek.com.
Mexican cuisine like all the other cuisines found around the world is a culinary adventure and it is nice when specific stores become dedicated to serving the people that like to serve their cuisine.
These are two flavored aqua frescas made with traditional Mexican ingredients found at one of the Pro’s Ranch Market stores in Phoenix (Photo by Christina Thompson 2012).
This is a Virgin Guadalupe statue surrounded by her Prayer Candles inside one of the Pro’s Ranch Market stores in Phoenix (Photo by Christina Thompson 2012).