Korean Supermarket – Buying Korean Branded Food
We got a lot of questions in the restaurant about where they can buy Korean branded snacks and food products from in London.
We do our best to answer with a store in London that can help with your Korean snack fix.
We’ve compiled a short list of some of the top London stores where you can find everything from veg to sauces to prepare your very own Korean dinner.
Centre Point Food Store
21 ST. Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LN
This is one of the only stores in central London where you can find various asian vegetables, sauces (red pepper paste and meat marinates), sweets, drinks, instant noodles and more.
There is a wide range of food stuff that can be bought here as well as a wide variety of Korean speciality teas.
Closing time is usually 10-11 pm on weekdays and weekends.
New Loon Moon Supermarket
9 Gerrard Street
London W1D 5PL
Although New Loon Moon is mainly a Chinese supermarket, you can find some basic Korean goods such as snacks and some sauces. Most of the veg will be similar to ones used in Korean cooking so you should be able to find a good range of similar produce. The fresh veg tend to be better at the Chinese supermarkets in Central London.
29 Museum Street
London WC1A 1LH
A relatively smaller sized supermarket but perfect if you need just the essentials. The range of ingredients isn’t huge, and the veg and fresh food selection is small, but there’s more than enough to make a great Korean dinner. They have fresh kimchi which is always nice.
Seoul Mate is located near British Museum perfect for finding tasty roasted sliced sweet potatoes and Korean sweets. The service was friendly and the price is averaged.
Arigato Japanese Supermarket
48-50 Brewer Street
London W1F 9TG
Japanese supermarkets can tend to serve similar products to Korean with a little bit of variation but a similar use. They do carry a decent variety with sushi and bento boxes making up the bulk of the menu. The prices of their sushi boxes are very competitive and the fish always tastes fresh. Some of the items can be cheaper than supermarkets in Chinatown because its a bit off the centre.
You can also find a variety of basic Korean foods such as kimchi.