If you are a fan of Middle Eastern fare, you need to make a trip to Middle Eastern Bakery. It's a small store stocked with spices, grains, coffee, prepared food, dried fruit and more. But the icing on the cake of this experience was the customer service. The family and staff that run MEB are just lovely. Great candies, dried fruit, nuts and jordan almonds. There are also aisles of dried beans, a million spices and herbs, and jars of tahini, honey, yogurt, hot pepper paste, rose water and more. VISIT SITE
In addition to all the usual Indian/Pakistani groceries, this store has a decent collection of Middle Eastern, Eastern European and Asian groceries as well. The grocery is very well organized, and very very clean. This grocery sells fresh produce, fresh ginger and little green chili peppers all the way to dry goods like lentils, and chick peas. They have a fantastic dairy case, with important things like yogurt and paneer. The frozen food selection is amazing. TONS of Jamaican seasonings VISIT SITE
A Vietnamese market first, and Asian grocer second. Tai Nam has a wide selection of Asian products, tightly packed into aisle after aisle of happiness. The produce such as oyster mushrooms are also quite fresh and very very reasonably priced. This is another great hole-in-the-wall grocery store for your Vietnamese or general Asian desires. VISIT SITE
t's a convenient location in the city for a Korean fix. They have a large amount of Korean groceries here considering the fact that there don't seem to be very many Koreans living in this area. There's a private parking lot and it's off the Kennedy Expressway. It's a small market, but they supply 90% of what a Korean would need. The other big bonus is that they have a small kitchen in the back that serves up great korean food for a low price. VISIT SITE
Basically this is your one stop shop for any Chinese groceries and cooking accessories in Chicago. There is a ton of different foods, always fresh, and good. This is a good place to go for veggies, hot pot meats, meatballs, and basically any other Chinese groceries that you need. They also have a butcher with lots of meat and a big selection of anything you can think of. Hong Kong Market has a good selection of frozen food especially dumplings. It also has a nice selection of noodles and Chinese spices and sauces.
The inventory is well-stocked and the aisles are neat. Excellent selection of Thai products: Soy sauces, shrimp paste, pickled veg. Good produce selection, for Southeast and Far East Asian cuisines. Nice selection of frozen seafood. The aisles are sorted (somewhat) by region and culture. They also have a great selection of fresh produce. This store is pretty clean, neat, and user-friendly. The people who work there are so nice and knowledgeable.
Fat Lee Supermarket is one of the newest markets located right outside of Chinatown.The place has its own parking lot that isn't busy and chaotic, customer friendly, huge place to shop for almost all my Chinese grocery needs as well as groceriesitems to make Vietnamese food . They have a nice butcher area and a good selection of fresh fish.Their selection on vegetables is very nice, well stocked and frozen section has fair prices on frozen dumplings and boas. You'll find all your typical asian stuff here - fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh meat and seafood from the butcher, large freezer section for your dumpling cravings, aisles of asian snacks, an assortment of ramen noodles,
They have a huge produce selection, as well as fresh fish and seafood. This place is the real deal. Excellent selection, pricing and quality. Friendly and always busy. They have a decent selection of basic Chinese / Vietnamese produce.You can find bittermelon, fuzzy gourd, bak choy, Chinese broccoli, lettuce, bean sprouts, (small and large) pea sprouts, cilantro, mint, basil, culantro, and other herbs used in Vietnamese cooking here. It's pretty well-stocked, and most items are still fresh even close to closing time.
A popular market/grocer with a good selection of groceries and goods.