Asian supermarkets and convenience stores sure have some delicious treats!
There’s nothing like finding your favorite hard-to-find snacks and picking up some sushi or bento. These 6 stores have all that and more and are all in or around San Diego!
Mitsuwa Marketplace, Kearny Mesa
Mitsuwa is a local favorite Japanese grocery store in San Diego. You’ll find top-quality produce and seafood here. Though this location is on the smaller side, you’ll still find all the essential Japanese foods you could want. Their ready-made selection has yummy onigiri, sushi, and bentos.
Location: 4240 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111, Mercury St & Armour St
Nijiya Market, Kearny Mesa
Nijiya Market has a fantastic array of fresh seafood, delicious sauces, and many more foods to bring your cooking game to the next level! It’s also a great spot to pick up lunch or yummy and cute snacks. Nijiya Market is open from 9 am to 9 pm every day.
Location: 3860 Convoy St, Ste 121, San Diego, CA 92111
Marukai Market, Kearny Mesa
Marukai Market is a spacious Japanese market with tons of goodies and interesting products you wouldn’t easily find. We particularly love their sushi selection which makes for a delicious lunch on the go! They are open every day from 8 am to 9 pm.
Location: 8151 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111, Mercury St
Tokyo Central & Main, Kearny Mesa
The Tokyo Central store in San Diego is spread across three buildings. Building number one is where all the delicious food is. There, you’ll find a range of Japanese foods, including fresh seafood, bento, sushi, snacks, and unique beverages. In building number two, there are home decors, like Japanese furniture and porcelain, electronics, and kimonos! And the last building houses adorable stuffed animals Japanese collectibles.
Location: 8111 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111, Mercury St
H Mart, Mira Mesa
H Mart is an Asian grocery store chain offering many delicious foods and treats. H Mart is actually short for Han Ah Reum, a Korean phrase meaning one arm full of groceries. H Mart has a delightful bakery, food court, and a rich seafood section. The store is open from 8 am to 10 pm.
Location: 9440 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
Chan Dong Supermarket, National City
The Chan Dong Supermarket in National City is a wonderful local business with strong ties to the community. It is a smaller space but has a fantastic selection of groceries, including all kinds of Asian snacks like ramen noodles, sushi, and many more treats.
Location: 600 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950
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