Improved Korean Grocery Shopping Directory

By Maangchi

2 years ago I started a new section in my forum about where to find Korean cooking ingredients. It can be hard to find stores that sell Korean groceries, so this was a place for people to help each other find places to shop.

Since that time many people have added to the section, which helped all of us, no matter where we live. But these days I notice that people are asking the same questions about stores, even though those stores have already been submitted! They can’t find them easily.


What to do?

So to make your lives easier, I organized all your information, post by post, into a new Korean grocery shopping directory.

Thanks to you guys, there are more than 110 stores there. From now on, we will use this more user-friendly method to find stores.

From now, Anyone can add a new store to the directory, you can add it here.

I have some requests if you want to submit a store:

  1. Please check the information before submitting.
  2. If the store closes, please let us know, then I will update.
  3. Please take some responsibility for this store, if you submit it. Your page should be reliable, which is why your name is at the top.

If you follow these requests, we’ll all appreciate it! The purpose is very simple: to help each other. Your effort to input exact info will help those who are interested in Korean cooking. Isn’t it awesome?

This directory will be very powerful and reliable, even for travelers who might want to cook Korean food, no matter where they are. Like me! :)

Thanks again for all your help and support!




  1. Andrea Italy joined 1/09
    Posted September 29th, 2013 at 2:00 am | # |

    Dear Maangchi, thank you for adding Il Sempreverde to the list of grocery stores. I went to Milan last week on a small trip and I wanted to see if I could find multigrain rice. Well… I found it!
    다색혼합7곡 1kg by Namyang (

    see image (copy and paste the link)

    Now I shall have fun translating the instructions on the package (with google translator) to cook it properly :)

    As you probably know, Street View of Google Maps is not always accurate. The picture that comes when you look for the address of that grocery stores shows the next shop on the right. I have made a screenshot of it, in case you want to use it

    see image (copy and paste the link)

    Thank you so much for keeping the website going and for the Youtube channel maangchicorean

    Love from Italy


  2. sarahnats Amsterdam joined 10/10
    Posted October 4th, 2010 at 5:31 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi! Thanks so much for your grocery shopping directory. Thanks to this site I was able to finally find ingredients to make your Soon du bu jigae in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I even made a shout out to you!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted October 5th, 2010 at 1:05 pm | # |

      Thank you very much for shouting out to me! : )
      I checked the list of Korean grocery stores in Amsterdam on the grocery store section on my website and found the store! The store Shilla was submitted by kimchi lover!

      I’m so happy to hear that you could make delicious soondubu jjigae. We should thank kimchi lover who submitted the store information.

  3. Sylvia joined 9/08
    Posted May 23rd, 2010 at 9:19 pm | # |

    Once again thank you for all the time and effort you put in to make us better Korean cooks.
    This is a very important list for me. I appreciate it.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted May 24th, 2010 at 11:16 am | # |

      Thanks a lot for your nice message.

  4. koralex90 Davis, CA joined 6/09
    Posted May 23rd, 2010 at 3:26 pm | # |

    Thanks Maangchi. I just submitted 3 stores I have been to recently :). Hope this helps people around the world to shop! :)

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted May 24th, 2010 at 11:18 am | # |

      yeah, I was surprised at your fast response! Once I posted the blog, you posted 3 Korean stores! Cheers! : )

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