California Market, Western Avenue LA

California Marketplace (New Gaju Market)

Address: 450 S Western Ave 90020
Phone Number: (213) 382-9444

California Marketplace on 5th & Western is back in the same space formerly occupied by the iconic, historical Korean supermarket Gaju Market.

The brand-new edifice had its soft-opening on December 28, 2015.

Among the tenants at the complex are a franchise of the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a branch of the Tous Les Jours bakeshop. There are two other food stalls inside, one selling kimbap, the other sushi.

The aisles are wide, and prices are noticeably higher than at other Korean supermarkets in the area.

Korean snacks like chocopie, Yes… Korean chips like Honey Tong Tong…

Kimchi, laver (dried seaweed), tofu, fresh produce, dried fish…

Cooked rice and prepared banchan for carryout starting at around 11:00 am.

Filipino products also available:

San Miguel Gold Label Mellorine (non-dairy ice cream) being sold at 50 cents more expensive than at H-Mart a few blocks south at the Madang Mall.

Best of the Philippines flavors: Mangoes & Cream ($6.99), Quezo Primero, Ube, Macapuno Ube Ripple, Ube Keso, Mango, Creamy Halo-Halo ($7.49)

Bottles of Mang Tomas sauce at $2.09 each (no longer available as of July 2016). UFC and Jufran banana ketchup for under $2 a bottle. Excellent and Tropics brands of bihon (noodles).

February 2017: Sale on Japanese snack brands Pejoy and Pocky including flavors like chocolate banana for 1.29 a box

Kikkoman Pearl organic soy milk with flavors like coffee 1.79 per box.

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