Looking for Asian foods at a good price? Searching for ethnic or exotic ingredients for tonight’s dinner? Chinatown New York is the place to visit. This New York neighborhood’s grocery stores and markets provide locals with hard to find items and delicious imported goods. As we all know Chinatown can be overwhelming at times, so we’ve decided to help our readers and point you in the right direction. Here is Ahoy’s list of some of the best grocery stores and markets in Chinatown, New York City. Book our Little Italy and Chinatown Food Tour today!
Hong Kong Supermarket
68 Elizabeth St
With two floors, Hong Kong Supermarket is the largest supermarket in Chinatown and it is the premier place to get Asian snacks, noodles, vegetables and more! From Chinese sausage to durian, it is a one stop shop and it is the perfect place to start if you want to explore or get a feel for Chinese cuisine.
Deluxe Food Market
79 Elizabeth St
Down the block, there is the Deluxe Food Market. It is narrow and it is always packed but you can find tasty marinated meats and seafood that are convenient to prepare and great for dinner. You can also find prepared dishes for sale in front with everything from char siu (roast pork) to stir-fried noodles.
New York Mart
128 Mott St
New York Mart is another huge supermarket in Chinatown and they have a great selection of Asian groceries. They have a large section of seafood, meats and vegetables. They also have a bakery for Chinese treats and a section of barbequed meats like soy sauce chicken and char siu so you can pick up lunch while doing your grocery shopping!
Bangkok Center Grocery
104 Mosco St
Near Columbus Park, there is the Bangkok Center Grocery, the go-to place for Thai food and ingredients. They have pad thai, curry, sauces, etc. for sale. You should be able to find everything you need to prepare many of your favorite Thai dishes.
Number One Long Hing Market, Inc
17 East Broadway
Whether you are looking for honeydew melon or dragon fruit aka Chinese kiwi, Number One Long Hing Market, Inc. is a no frills market that has a great selection of fruits and vegetables.
Grand Street Seafood Markets
Grand St b/w Bowery and Chrystie St
Last but certainly not least, if you are looking for seafood at a great price, you have to check out the markets on Grand St just outside the Grand St subway station. There are several seafood markets next to one another so you can easily compare their prices and the quality of the fish, shrimp, crabs, etc.