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Asian markets - H Mart vs. All Green, which do you like better ?

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bang4dabuck Feb 27, 2010 05:24 AM

Predominantly for sushi fish but other grocery items (veggies and packaged goods). Who has the best pricing and choices.

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    zenim Mar 9, 2010 11:58 AM

    We have an All Green in Pasadena at the end of Mtn Road where it meets Ritchie Highway. I have been to H-Mart off of Route 40 and it appears to me that All Green is much cleaner and I asked a young Korean shopper which she preferred. Without hesitation she said All Green because it was cheaper and had better prepared foods. I love their fresh produce and especially the oriental greens..mustard green, snow pea tips, etc. And where can you get 4 sweet grapefruit for $1. They also have beef tendons and $4.99 shrimp without heads. We also find the staff to be friendlier and more accommodating. With a label from a Chinese package they were able to get an item for me. For Chinese food I prefer to shop in Rockville but it is a drive from Pasadena but combined with a delicious lunch it's worth the trip. Long live the Korean supermarkets...... especially for people who love to eat fruits and veggies.

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      bang4dabuck Nov 2, 2010 10:31 AM

      I did make it to an H-Mart ( near Rte 40 ) and Super Gran in Laurel. My ratings mostly based on price is AllGreen, Super Grand then H-Mart. Problem with All Green is communicating with employees/management.

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      800 N Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD

    2. tzakiel Mar 8, 2010 04:55 PM

      What about Lotte? We love ours in Chantilly.

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        ec_washington55 Mar 6, 2010 09:49 AM

        I've never been to an All Green either, but I think H Mart has really good pricing and selection - I always try to do the majority of my shopping there (rather than Giant, Safeway etc). Meats, fish and produce are WAY fresher, nicer and better priced. H Mart in Falls Church has more Latino selection, but I find the one in Wheaton to be cleaner, easier to navigate (mostly, I just think it's newer)

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          Russel Shank Mar 2, 2010 08:41 AM

          H Mart is pretty impressive, but I've never seen All Green. Great Wall has pretty nice produce and Meat/Seafood counters also, but H-Mart trumps. (I think Great Wall has better packaged food i think, and also carries some oddities like live turtles and frogs.)

          here's a map of DC area asian markets/groceries

          http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...

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