Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shop International Food @ E-mart, Homeplus and Costco Daegu (+World Food Store Directory)

Living in Korea 101
Where to Grocery Shop for International Food
Emart, Homeplus, Costco and Local Food Stores



Campbell's Soup at Homeplus Sangin

When you first arrive in Korea, eating out and trying different types of local food is very exciting. It is in fact a great way to experience and learn new culture. However, as you become settled, you might get tired of always eating out and start to miss food back home. Going out to a restaurant that sells your home food is an option. Or you might just want to stay home and cook your meal. To be honest, Daegu is not an ideal place to find international food markets since the number of stores is limited. However, you will be able to find a store in your neighborhood that sells some essential ingredients you are looking for. Instead of covering international food markets, my main focus today is on international food sections at big brands supermarkets like Emart, Homeplus and Costco because they are easily accessible options among all.

CONTENT
1. Shop at Emart 
2. Shop at Homeplus
3. Shop at Costco
4. World Food Store Directory


1. Shop at Emart 

Description
 Name: Emart -Wolbae
■ Hour: 10:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 92, Jincheon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 진천로 92
■ Nearest Subway Station: Jincheon Station(Line1)
■ Shop Online: Click here to view (Korean only)
■ International Food: Separate section dedicated to oriental/western food.
■ Where: next to column 12, 1F


Located near Jincheon Station, Emart Wolbae provides a separate section for international foods. Among  7 other Emarts in Daegu, this particular store has a wider variety of items. You will be able to find sauce, seasoning and instant foods from Japan, China, Vietnam, America, England and more. With this basic ingredients, you can fix your own meal with local fresh ingredients. 



What sets Emart Wolbae apart from other stores is a variety of imported oils it carries! This international food section is also popular for locals as well. Koreans love to add variations to their daily meal! Unfortunately, the store does not indicate English on any signs. Try to locate "column 12" and you will be able to find this section. 



*Tip: look for canned food, cheese, pasta, dressing, sauce sections. Popular imported foods are also stocked with Korean products in each category.    


Other Store Near You

 Name: Emart Traders (Emart Bisan)
■ Hour: 10:00 - 23:00  
■ Address: 54, Paldal-ro, Seo-gu Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 서구 팔달로 54
■ Emart Taders is Costco-like store. 

Courtesy: Emart Traders

 Name: Emart -Siji
■ Hour: 10:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 101, Gosan-ro Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 수성구 고산로 101
■ International Food: Separate section available
■ Where: next to column 14, B2


Emart Siji


 Name: Emart -Banyawol
■ Hour: 10:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 13, Dongwon-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 동구 동원로 13
■ International Food: Separate section available
■ Where: next to column 8C, B1

■ Emart Gamsan, Emart Manchon, Emart Seong Seo and Emart Chilseong have no separate sections but imported items are scattered around the stores. 



2. Shop at Homeplus

Description
 Name: Homeplus Sangin
■ Hour: 10:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 183, Wolbae-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 월배로 183
■ Nearest Subway Station: Sangin Station(Line1)
■ Shop online: Click here to view (Korean only)
■ International Food: Separate section dedicated to imported food.
■ Where: at aisle #3, B1


At Homeplus Sangin, it is easy to find Imported Food section. A big sign above has English written on it. Half of left side of aisle 3 has foods from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Halal, China, Japan, Italy, America, England, etc. There are also a English sign at top of each shelf. Emart Wolbae and Homeplus Sangin carry some common basic items but they do have some differences. 




Other Store Near You

 Name: Homeplus -Namdaegu
■ Hour: 08:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 116, Nam-gu, Daemyeong-ro, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 남구 대명로 116

 Name: Homeplus -Naedang
■ Hour: 09:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 1832 Dalgubeol-daero, Seo-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 서구 달구벌대로 1821

 Name: Homeplus -Suseong
■ Hour: 09:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 95 Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 수성구 동대구로 95

 Name: Homeplus -Stadium
■ Hour: 10:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 140, Universiad-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 수성구 유니버시아드로 140

 Name: Homeplus -Daegu
■ Hour: 09:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 543, Jungang-daero, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 중앙대로 543

 Name: Homeplus -Dongchon
■ Hour: 09:00 - 24:00  
■ Address: 127, Dongchon-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 동구 동촌로 127



3. Shop at Costco
Description
■ Hour: 09:00 - 22:00
■ Address: 97, Geomdan-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 검단로 97
■ Nearest Landmark: EXCO
■ Shop online: Click here to view (EN, KR available)
■ Note: Membership needed
*If you want to learn how to enter for free without membership, keep coming back to our channel! 


Korea's beloved store, Costco! It carries a great number of American products ranging from everyday products, electronics to groceries. One thing to note is you can pay either cash or Samsung credit card here. If you have another company's credit/debit card, you can use ATM to withdraw cash to pay. 

4. World Food Store Directory


Global Food & Phone Mart near Bukbu Terminal 

Mono Mart (Japanese Grocery) 
 Hour: 10:00 - 20:00 on Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri.  12:00 - 19:00 on Tue, 10:30 - 18:30 on Sat, Close on Sun  
■ Address: 194-35, Daebong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 중구 대봉로 194-35
■ Shop online: Click here to view (Korean only)

Future Asia Mart 미래 아시아 마트 (Vietnamese Grocery)
 Hour: 8:00 - 22:30
■ Address: 60, 69-gil, Seongseo seo-ro, Dalseogu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 성서서로 69길 60

World Asia Mart (Vietnamese Grocery)
■ Address: 1312-3, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseogu, Daegu, Korea (Igok-dong)
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 달구벌대로 1312-3 

Global Food & Phone Mart and a few other Asia marts
■ Location: near Bukbu Terminals

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