The Central Market has an excellent selection of food items from all over the world. I especially like their selection of cookies, fruit juices and cheese. Their prices are a little high though
Houston has one of the finest yet underrated museum district in the country. The Museum of Natural Science sits in one corner of the museum district right next to the Herman Park. I just love this place, esp the Cockrell Butterfly center. I love taking my camera there for photographing the beautiful butterflies as they sit on my hands. I also enjoy the planetaurium, the IMAX theatre and various exhibits.
Traders Village does charge an entry fee, but its all worth it imho. The market is spread over a huge area, and there are permanent stores on the perimeter and a few sheds where people set up temporary stores for the day. There is a huge variety of items, new and used at bargain prices. Plan to spend atleast half a day here to check out all the stores.
This Grocery store shares its place with the Udipi Cafe. Only a small portion has been alloted for the store, and it is cramped and hard to move around. To make matters worse, nobody was at the counter and the waiter from the cafe had to come to check us out. I'll prefer to do my indian groceries in Hilcroft if possible.
This is the newest indian grocery store in the Hilcroft area and though its very similar to all the others, they have some specials every now and then. The people working there are also more helpful to the customers.
Patel Brothers doesnt distinguish itself from the other indian grocery stores in the Hilcroft area. They are well stocked and decently priced, but parking can be a problem in this strip.
I found Keemat Grocers to be better stocked and cheaper priced than all the Indian grocery stores in Hilcroft. Only, its too far away for me to frequent this place. However, when I'm in Sugarland, I'll visit them to get the indian groceries I need.
This is one of the many indian grocery stores that dot the stretch on Hilcroft between US-59 and Westpark. Their prices are competetive and they are well stocked. There is really nothing that seperates this store from all the other indian grocery stores in the area.
This is a very small office. I took my broken sigma lens to them. Looking at it, he explained to me in detail what was broken and how much it would cost to fix it. Since the cost of fixing it was almost the same as buying a used lens, I decided not to fix it, but get another lens instead. However, I left impressed with his knowledge and willingness to tell me exactly what the damage was.
This review is for the Richmond Location which has since moved to durham. This is one of my favorite places to shop for camera gear. This may not be as big as Camera Exchange, but they still carry a lot of hard to find equipment. Infact when the D70 came out, I couldnt find a remote in stock anywhere else, but htey had it. They are also very knowledgeable and helpful when you have questions about the equipment. Definitely recommended.