Buenvenido: La Placita Supermarket Opens Its Doors In Port Washington


A new supermarket catering to the Hispanic and Port community will open its doors at the former site of Port Beer Distributors in Manorhaven. La Placita Supermarket at 152 Shore Road is the third store opened in the New York area- the other two locations include Glen Cove and New Rochelle, New York. The store caters to the Hispanic community.

According to the company’s website La Placita Supermarket allows shoppers buy food to make Mexican, South and Central American food or Peruvian or Colombian cuisine. It is the place to get everything.

La Placita carries international products from a variety of countries in their store.

The meat department carrier all different kinds of meats like chicken legs, pork chops, oxtail, pig feet and beef tripe, as well as deli meats and cheeses sliced-to-order. The frozen foods section offers many foods such as tamales, frozen treats, fruits and vegetables originating from countries like Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina and Ecuador, among many others. For easier access, each country’s products, the products are separated and distinguished by their respective flags all throughout the store.

Some of the featured international grocery items include bottle marinades and sauces, Maseca corn flour, dried Peruvian potatoes, piloncillo (Mexican sugar) and fresh daily made Mexican bread to name a few of the products. Their vast spice section carries a variety of dried herbs and spices like Mexican oregano and achiote and they carry an impressive array of Latin American cheeses.

La Placita Supermarket is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.  All major credit card accepted.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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