I had passed this store a number of times before I finally ventured in and I’m very glad I did. It has a wealth of foreign food and deli items. Fresh coffee beans, meat, cheese, and wine can all be sourced here to make the perfect brunch. Laid out like a deli you would find at home, it’s so much more stylish than the foreign food mart where everything is crammed in. This is the kind of store that you have been longing for and now its right here in Itaewon.
The main pull of High Street Market compared to the foreign food mart is their meat counter. They have a buffet of meat produce available. Lamb, turkey, pork chops, and a variety of different cuts of beef can be found in abundance here. They have all manner of cold cuts such as smoked turkey, roast beef, and pork meats all ready to make your favourite sandwich or sub. It beats the plastic ham they sell in Homeplus any day of the week!
The cheese section in this store is also rich and plentiful (Brie, Gouda, Ricotta, Mascarpone, Gorgonzola, Bleu, Gruyere, Red Leicester, Fresh mozzarella and Parmesan) , they seemed to have everything I could think about wanting. Imported cheese is expensive in Korea full stop, but I generally think its worth paying for, in the end its only the cost of a cocktail or two so I’m usually happy to indulge myself.
Another great thing about this store is they have plenty of baking equipment which can be at times difficult to source. Homeplus doesn’t have everything ,especially when it come to items that Koreans have no need for so its nice to know you can get everything you need in one trip. There are also all the baking ingredients you would require, like whole-wheat and rye flour, a whole shelf devoted to Betty Crocker and a variety of other baking products we take for granted at home but just can’t seem to find here in Korea. Although some of these things can be found in the foreign food market it can take ages to walk around picking everything up as nothing is laid out as conveniently as it is at this store. It really is a shopper’s paradise.
The most exciting part for me was all the sugary treats. It’s a sweet lovers dream, they have a large variety of chocolate ( a fair few from my post here) and sweets and candies galore. There is something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
There are also plenty of ready to eat products at this store. They had a rather extensive list of sandwiches which are made to order which you can eat in the small cafe within the shop or take away. I can recommend the cookies too. Also available are home-made lasagna, hummus, coleslaw and tzatziki but I didn’t try them as I’ve made most of them myself. Check out my coleslaw recipe and Lasagna recipe. Hummus coming soon…….
High Street Market sets itself apart from other some of the other foreign supermarkets in the area by providing a delivery service. So you don’t even have to leave the house to get a taste of home. Free delivery is even included on rainy days, what could be better?
If I havent convinced you so far to pay them a visit then this picture should do the trick. 3 different varieties of salt & vinegar crisps, what more could a girl ask for?
High Street market is located in Itaewon, come out of exit 2 and keep walking up through Itaewon, its towards the far end, next to the IP Boutique hotel (map below). Opening hours are 10am – 9pm . Phone number 02-790-5450 . Full product details can be found on their website, as well as all information about online delivery. http://highstreet.co.kr/