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Jan 26, 2008 09:10 PM

Korean Market in Lower Westchester County

I usually go to H Mart in NJ or Manhattan for Korean grocery items. Does anyone here know about Korean Grocery Stores in lower Westchester County? I think there was one in Scarsdale, near Siam Orchid on Central Ave but I haven't been inside before. Is that any good? Also I think "Brothers" market in Dobbs Ferry and maybe Kam Sen in White Plains seel some basic Korean items like sauces/instant noodles, etc. But their selections are not as good at H Mart. Do you guys know of any other places that may sell Korean grocery?

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  1. Try Food Land at 901 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley. It's more generic than specifically Korean, but it is run by Koreans, and the last time I was there, they carried many Korean-specific items.

    Brothers in Dobbs Ferry stocks a very nice kimchee and nice fresh fish, but it caters to a more general non-Asian market.

    1. There is one Korean market on Central Park Ave in Scarsdale as you noted, but it's not very good. The shelves and bottles were covered in dust and the selection was not impressive. I prefer just going to one of the Japanese places like Daido instead for my Korean supplies, but I miss having a place that makes its own banchan.

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      1. re: jeanki

        I agree. The place in Scarsdale is pretty bad. I hit Food Land today. There were only a few Korean items and found nothing worth going for (I did pickup 2 dozen organic eggs though). The place I go for banchan is in Flushing on Levitt between Northern Blvd and 35 Ave. The people are very nice and always surprised when they find out I'm not Korean. I guess I'm the only non-Korean that knows about it. Where do you go Jeanki?

        1. re: pabboy

          I agree with jeanki. The Korean market in Scarsdale is really dusty and their prepared foods look unappetizing. I usually go there for emergency rice runs.

          1. re: pabboy

            Nowhere at this point :(. When I lived in Manhattan I just went to the Han ah rheum in K-town for banchan. I haven't had time to trek to Flushing or Bergen County yet although I plan to do so at some point.

            1. re: jeanki

              Thank you all for your responses. Guess that store in Scarsdale is not worth visiting. I drive past it all the time but never see too many people shop there. I should try to visit Foodland soon.. since it's not too far from where I live and work. For wider selections of Korean food ingredients, I guess I will keep going to H Mart (Han Ah Rheum) in NJ or K-Town or Flushing. Thanks again!

              1. re: bearmi

                Trust me... Food Land is not worth going to.