Latest issue of 5280 Magazine features a global pantry



In the latest issue of 5280 magazine, Patricia Kaowthumrong, culinary editor of 5280 magazine, presents a market that supports local immigrant and refugee communities.

Ruby’s Market is an artisan, non-profit incubator and pantry dedicated to uplifting and supporting local immigrant and refugee communities.

The South Pearl Street store sells over 100 items made by local and global artisans, the majority of which are made by women and members of local immigrant and refugee communities (my favorite items include Linji Market and Mama Sue Thai chili oils and Miso Hot miso paste and all beautiful textiles).

Owner Michelle Lasnier partnered with the African Community Center and Lutheran Family Services to launch a pantry for immigrants and refugees at the start of the pandemic – and it has only grown since then

You can help! Stop by Ruby’s for holiday shopping (I know I will!) To support our local manufacturers and while you’re at it drop off some culturally appropriate food items.

You can find what they’re looking for now, including cookware and basics for Afghan newcomers, on Ruby’s website (


Amanda P. Whitten