Where can I find kimchi in Chapel Hill?
Does anyone know where I can find jars of store-bought kimchi in Chapel Hill/Carrboro? I was thinking Southern Season as a last resort, only because I don't like their high prices/difficult parking situation!
Not that I've ever looked for it myself, but my next door neighbors (unfortunately) cook it all the time, and they routinely shop at the "Oriental Supermarket" in Durham (which is owned by Koreans). The address is 3738 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&...
It's a bit difficult to find, but if you're driving towards downtown Durham, it's on the left-hand side along a service road. The store itself is in a three-store strip mall located directly BEHIND the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant (or thereabouts).
I've seen it at the Harris Teeter on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the produce area where the refrigerated salad dressings, tofu, etc. are kept.
There are a lot of places that sell the stuff in Chapel Hill. Harris Teeter, as mentioned above, as well as Weaver Street, carry kimchi. It's a lot more expensive, though, than purchasing it at an Asian grocery. When I lived in Chapel Hill, I found the closest place was the Asian market on the west end of Rosemary Street, near the huge construction site they've got going on.