I want to put together a few Vietnamese dishes for a picnic this Sunday, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a great Vietnamese grocery? I'm in Mt. Washington, so Little Tokyo is close, and I can get many of the items I want there, but I'd prefer a larger variety of Vietnamese and/or Thai ingredients. Any ideas??
There are a couple of gigantic ones much closer to you, in Chinatown, both combination grocery/gadgets/cookware/tableware stores. One's fairly new, on Hill St. at the freeway (northwest) end; the other is on the second floor of one of the malls on Broadway, don't remember exactly where. Chinatown has been taken over pretty much by Vietnamese Chinese, so Vietnamese stuff is easier to find there than purely Chinese.
Ai Hoa Market in Chinatown. They have all sort of Asian groceries including Vietnamese foods and vegetables. Next door there's a Vietnamese coffee shop that sells bahn mi and other Vietnamese deserts.
Take 5 freeway south to 110 south exit Hill Street. Left on College Street and their parking lot is on the right. Validated Parking
860 N Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90012