Joong Boo Market
Ask most any chef where they shop for Asian ingredients in Chicago and more often than not the answer will be Joong Boo Market. This sprawling grocery store and dining spot in Avondale houses an impressive arsenal of dry goods, meats, produce, seasonings, breads, kitchen wares, pastries, and specialty items, all with Asian accents ranging from Korean to Vietnamese. For the avid home cook looking to delve further into various Asian cuisines, this is the spot to stock up. Or if you're just here to eat, you can do that too at Joong Boo's on-site quick service eatery, home to killer ramen, bibimbap, mandoo, and more.