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
213-387-0651
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.

kgrocer.com
923 E. 8th Street, Suite 12
Los Angeles, CA 90021
info@kgrocer.com
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
213-272-3480
A good source for some dry goods, refrigerated items and jarred kimchi.

Asian Food Grocer
131 West Harris Avenue
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
888-482-2742
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
323-221-9142
A Korean company that makes kimchi, rice ovalettes, and toasted sesame seeds.

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