Super Mira is my favorite. I know it isn’t exactly cool to say that, because I’m supposed to be unbiased, and every market on this list should have its own little reasons for being a favorite of mine. But, I’m afraid, that doesn’t matter. Super Mira is my favorite and that is that. It’s not only the fun selection of Japanese packaged goods that I’m in love with or the homey mom-and-pop atmosphere, but the entire experience from start to finish. I love the hot prepared potstickers, shumai, bento boxes, and varieties of tempura. I love the cute produce section that’s adjacent to a handful of tiny tables for customers to eat their freshly cooked lunch. I love the plastic ramekins full of bright citrus colored fish eggs, the octopus, the scallops, and the boxes of uni that are all prepped and ready for making homemade nigiri. I love the single cans of Orion for sale, the enticingly unfamiliar packaged treats, and the adorble bakery in the corner, Yasukochi's Sweet Stop, famous for their coffee crunch cake. I even love the florescent monochromatic tones that everything inside the store seems to develop once it finds its place on the shelf. Located on the edge of Japantown between Sutter and Buchanan, Super Mira is one of those stores that you wander into by accident on an idle afternoon and feel like you’ve stumbled onto a movie set. The petiteness of everything, all snugly fitting in its perfect spot gives the space that familiar Wes Andersonian quality where everything seems to be accidental and simultaneously tailor-made. Every sign is written by hand in sharpy and the mostly organic products are all perpared in house. Bottom line, the place is a gem, and although my hunt for the best groceries will never cease, this little store is going to be hard to beat. I do love a challenge, so I will venture on, but Super Mira, you've set the bar. See you soon.