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Where To Buy Korean Food

Korean Food & Snacks Options 

Shopping online for Korean snacks and drinks has never been easier than it’s right now.  Bulgogi has been added to the Oxford dictionary as well as several Kpop terms.  However, nothing is beating the popularity of Korean movies, dramas, and variety shows. More people than ever are looking for Dalgona candy, and tteokbokki.

Looking for information about Korean snacks? Get the Korean Convenience app on the App Store or Google Play Store   

Before you binge watch your next series on Netflix here are a few companies where you can buy Korean food:   

H-mart

H-mart is a Korean grocery store that allows offers shoppers a choice of meat, fruit, vegetables, and snacks.  Depending on your H-mart location there also could be a lunch counter inside the store.  As an added bonus you can find several cooked dishes already prepared.  If you live near Los Angeles you can purchase a variety of different lunch option that includes lunch boxes, kimbap, banchan and so much more.

If you would like more information about H-mart locations, hours, and services check out their website here.

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Hannam Supermarket (Los Angeles)

This is a larger grocery store here in Los Angeles and contains all the ingredients for cooking Korean dishes.  *If it’s your first time visiting an Asian supermarket it might be easier to venture into H-mart because there are slightly less people.  Besides the normal staples of various sizes and brands of kimchi, there are also several places to grab a bite to eat.

Tous Les Jours Bakery

Offering more than three-hundred different types of baked goods. They also offer speciality cakes, and sandwiches. Great place to stop in the morning if you’re looking for a sweet pastry and a cup of coffee.

King Tonkatsu  – (Han Nam Chain)

A Korean style cutlet restaurant that offers fried pork tonkatsu. They prepare a meal combos consisting of meat, rice and a salad(vegetables).  Their prices range from ten to fifteen dollars for each combo.  *There’s also an option for egg lovers with an omu fried rice combo or chicken and cheese if you don’t eat pork.

If you would like more information about the Hannam Chain, hours, and locations check out their website here.

Amazon

Ordering Online has become an almost necessary option during the pandemic.  Amazon has several Korean snacks that you can have delivered straight to your door.  Although they don’t have prepared meals like H-mart or Hannam Supermarket they are the next best option if you don’t have one of these stores in your city.

They have a large assortment of snacks, drinks, and ramen.  There’s nothing like watching a tv, drama or variety show and munching on the same items that you’re seeing advertised.  *If you’re wondering how to make your ramen, or tteokbokki exactly how you see advertised you might also think about purchasing a Korean cookbook.

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Snack Box

There are many companies that deliver Korean snack boxes to your door once a month.  If you’ve never tried Koran snacks and you don’t know what to try you can get a monthly subscription service. The great thing about snack boxes is that you can try a variety of snacks and find your favorites.

Snack boxes are wonderful gifts to send to a friend or family member during the holiday’s.  Listed below are three companies to buy snack boxes:

  1. Snack Fever – One of the original companies on the market and based here in Los Angeles.  Snack Fever will send delicious Korean snacks with a monthly subscription.
  2. SeoulBox – “Explore Korea With A Passport” Their snack boxes include a variety of 18 different snacks, Kpop merchandise, a K-beauty product and a magazine.
  3. Korean Snack Box – Customers can sign up for a monthly subscription or buy a single snack box. Currently, they’re offering free shipping in the U.S. and Canada.

Looking for information about Korean snacks? Get the Korean Convenience app on the App Store or Google Play Store 

Local Grocery Store

Depending on where you live there may be several products that you can purchase at your local grocery store.  In their snack section you can usually find Choco Pies, Seaweed, a variety of ramen flavors, and so much more.  

Retail Corporations

Because of the popularity of Korean food some retail corporations also carry several popular Korean snack, and drink options.  Places like Target and Walmart also have their own assortment of snack options available.  

Are there any websites or grocery stores that I missed?  I would love to read your comments down below. 

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