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Jul 2, 2008 07:23 AM

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!


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  1. 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.

    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).

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    1. re: mikeh

      Thanks! I'm rarely in Durham, but next time I'm over there I'll have to pick some up.

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

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        1. re: otto_pivner

          That is the better of the two Asian markets in CH, but just in case the OP doesn't find it there, s/he can try looking at the other market on 15/501 between Squids and Trader Joes - they might also carry it.

        2. well, it's in durham, but the Asia Markey on Durham/Chapel Hill Blvd carries it...