Sometimes, in the midst of our travelling plans, we just want to kick back, spend a night in and whip some good home-cooked food instead of spending the day out searching for food. Good thing is, when you’re in Seoul, this is more than possible with halal grocery marts you can find around!
1. Foreign Food Mart
Foreign Food Mart in downtown Itaewon is the one-stop grocery spot that will fulfill all your grocery needs! Specialising in importing halal food, you can find almost anything here from seafood, halal meat, spices, dry groceries, nuts and snacks.
Address: #137-8, Itaewon-dong, Jungeun Building, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 10am to 12am
2. National Foods Mart
Here’s another gem in Itaewon, Seoul! National Foods Mart will draw you in with its racks upon racks of groceries! National Foods, being one of the most renowned brands in Pakistan, opened this mart here solely to cater to the growing Muslim traveler market. Get ready to be spoiled for choice with their variety of teas, masala spices, lentils, curry pastes and vegetables which remind you of home.
Other than Indian or Pakistani imports, this store also offers a wide variety of goods from other Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia and even Vietnam! Items such as fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, green or yellow curry pastes and ready-made marinades are easily available here.
Address: 39, Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
3. Zaffran Mart
At Zaffran Mart you’ll find no lack of fresh fruits and vegetables! Packed neatly in rows, you’ll find a wide variety of fresh produce such as green leafy vegetables, cucumbers, okra, cabbages, chili, garlic, onions and much more! Tropical fruits such as pineapples and watermelons are also readily available.
Typical dry groceries such as rice, flour, lentils and condiments can also be found here too. Plus points for the bright lights and neat organization of the store, which makes finding your way around a breeze!
Address: 732-21 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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