What kind of shops does Alpana Singh visit when traveling?
When we travel, we’re always looking for new things. We tend to wander and just poke our heads in. I would say, though, in New York, I just love Chinatown. I love Chinatown because you never know what you’re going to find, see or discover. It’s just extremely alive.
I think in Paris, we always try to hit up an outside market and just eat our way through the cheese and the open-air market with the different pastries. I would say that whenever we travel, we try to figure out if there is one of those large food markets, outdoor markets. We were in Israel, and we specifically hit the market in Tel Aviv; and we also visited the market in Jerusalem. I think it’s a great way to get a sense of the food culture of a country or a place because you get to see how the locals shop, you get to see what they buy, but you also get to see what is offered. It’s really quite extraordinary and it allows you to see a lot in one place at those outdoor markets.