Korean Food Resources

If you’re lucky to live in an area with a large Korean population, you’ll have no trouble finding markets and restaurants that sell your favorite foods. For the rest of us, I’ve compiled a list of web and mail-order companies in the U.S.

I would love to create a list worldwide, but I need your help. If you know of any additions or changes to this list, please email us at contact[AT]eatingkorean[DOT]com. Thanks!

Chong’s Grocery
3560 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
A tiny little family-owned business in L.A., that makes the best sesame oil at a reasonable price from fresh toasted sesame seeds. They will ship via UPS to anywhere in the United States.

923 E. 8th Street, Suite 12
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Although they specialize in “instant” food, they are still an excellent online source for such non-perishable items as Korean pastes, spices, dried fish, noodles and even Korean DVDs.

Koa Mart
905 E. 8th Street, #12
Los Angeles, CA 90021
A good source for some dry goods, refrigerated items and jarred kimchi.

Asian Food Grocer
131 West Harris Avenue
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
650-873-7600 x107
A decent source for some dry goods, but they don’t have a huge Korean section.

Garlic Festival Foods
P.O. Box 1145
Gilroy, CA 95021-1145
888-GARLICFEST or 408-842-7088
What’s Korean food without garlic? You can mail order whole garlic, minced bulbs, and a variety of garlic products from them.

Cosmos Foods
2405 Forney Street
Los Angeles CA 90031
A Korean company that makes kimchi, rice ovalettes, and toasted sesame seeds.

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