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Asian Markets in north Pinellas

Bear1101 Sep 4, 2010 08:10 AM

Fairly new to Palm Harbor and am looking for a good local market for Asian goods. Thai and homemade curry pastes I'll drive anywhere for lol.

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    kempshark Sep 4, 2010 04:58 PM

    There is a small Asian market on US19 in Holiday (I believe). It is on the west side, and the name is Thai Hao. I'm not sure why it is named that, but the owners are Vietnamese.

    My wife is from Laos, and we do all of our shopping for asian good down in St. Petersburg. I don't know if you're totally new to Pinellas county or just Northern Pinellas county. There are a ton of asian stores in St. Pete. Let me know if you need names/locations for down there. It is worth the drive.

    If you're looking for asian produce, go to the Wagon Wheel flea market on Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Don't go to the inside sections (for the produce), as all the asian (mostly Thai/Lao/Vietnamese) set up in the outdoor area at the far west end of the flea market.

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    1. re: kempshark
      Bear1101 Sep 7, 2010 04:40 AM

      Thanks Kemp! I'd love to know where in St Pete you go.

      1. re: Bear1101
        kempshark Sep 7, 2010 05:28 AM

        Cho Lon Oriental Market at 5944 34th Street North
        Dong A at 26th Street and 30th Avenue North
        Dong A (a second one) on 49th St. North I believe at 84th Ave. North.

        There are several others in St. Pete as well. Cho Lon is probably the largest asian store in St. Pete. I know there are some in Tampa, but I work in Pinellas Park (live up near Eastlake area south of Tarpon Springs) and all my wife's relatives live in St. Pete. I also end up eating (normally Vietnamese, but sometimes Thai) in St. Pete/Pinellas Park at least twice a week.

    2. scubadoo97 Sep 4, 2010 01:01 PM

      I use MYLAN at 1338 SR580/Main St. in Dunedin

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      1. re: scubadoo97
        Bear1101 Sep 7, 2010 04:39 AM

        Scubadoo, I found MyLan in the phone book and went over there and loved the place. The guy in the store was more than helpful and I will definitely go back. Thanks.

        1. re: Bear1101
          scubadoo97 Sep 7, 2010 05:20 AM

          Husband and wife own and operate the store. They are very nice. MyLan is where I go to most often. There is another place that opened up further east on 580 more recently. I think it's called Tokyo but it's owned by Chinese folks and is not predominantly Japanese.

      2. Mild Bill Sep 4, 2010 09:06 AM

        Not famliar with that area, but if you strike out we have some killer ones in Tampa...
        Some of the bigger ones are:

        Oceanic Oriental Supermarket at 1609 North Tampa Street... (favorite)
        Din Ho Market at Waters Ave. & Armenia... (tied with MD for second fav)
        MD Oriental Market on Fowler Ave near I-275...
        Kim Brothers at 4021 W. Hillsborough Ave. near Dale Mabry....
        S Mart at 7030 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Town & Country...

        Yeah, they all know me....

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        1. re: Mild Bill
          Bear1101 Sep 4, 2010 12:48 PM

          Thank you so much Bill. I appreciate the response.

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