Ethnic enclaves and immigrant communities are characterized by the institutions, which emerge to meet the special needs of that community The relationship between space and food is significant in meeting culinary and social needs of the immigrant population while serving as site of interaction between host and newcomer. The sustainability of community, ethnic enclaves and personal identity are inextricably linked with food consumption and services. Ethnic food spaces are explored as sites of cultural and regulatory conflict. This paper offers a typology of community types, ethnic food spaces and the evolution of urban ethnic enclave.