We have a few Halal markets in the area, but Red Tomatoes is my preferred store. There is something about the hole in the wall, frequented by locals, privately owned places. They are almost always small and quiet, sometimes a bit dark. But the things you can find are amazing! If you ever can't find a specific ingredient for a recipe and can't find it in your favorite supermarket (which is unlikely this day in age) look for an ethnic store nearby.
Of course, the produce prices are what really get me. Any time I go into Red Tomatoes I can find great deals (comparable to Sprouts.) I use my app rebates that aren't store specific, think Checkout51 and Mobisave, to save even more.
My favorite item on this particular trip was the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil on sale for just $2.99. A great find especially cause I'm almost out! The pickles were also on sale, and for just $0.99- a definite buy. DB is all about trying new pickles, so these were a perfect little treat to get him. As for the mango jam, it was $1.99, and is intended to go with peanut butter into the kiddos sandwiches. And most likely will make it onto my toast as well.
So never be afraid to venture into an unknown market. You never know what you'll find!