Seafood City: Filipino Supermarket

Seafood City: Filipino Supermarket

Address: 134 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 365-9100
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Seafood City is one of the most recognizable Filipino American supermarket chains in the United States. This branch is located in North Koreatown / New Filipinotown on Vermont Avenue, just north of Third Street.


Monday to Sunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Established over 20 years ago with the opening of its first store in San Diego in Southern California, Seafood City bills itself as a Filipino grocery store that also has the capacity to meet the needs of other Asians in the United States.

SFC has a mix of Asian and Filipino-influenced offerings with practical products to serve a diverse population. The supermarket features fresh seafood and meat, fresh produce, bakery, health & beauty items, quick grab-and-go food options, and Filipino ice cream. It carries a selection of Filipino and Asian grocery items, as well as a few American products that one would normally find in any supermarket.

Carries Purefoods hotdog and a limited supply of the Pamana brand of bottled halo-halo mix, as well as San Miguel mellorine in ube and macapuno flavors. Also known as imitation ice cream, mellorine is a non-dairy alternative wherein other fats are used instead of milk fat — it’s great for the over half of the Philippine population who are lactose intolerant.

The brands of Filipino chicharon on the shelves include Pamana, Lapid, and Bayanihan.

Sells the OMGpeke brand of ice cream (Magnolia Ice Cream USA, not produced by San Miguel Philippines). One of their clerks also *claims* that the Selecta and San Miguel Gold Label they carry are made in the United States, not in the Philippines. Manila Sky is not available.

Tropics, Martin Purefoods, Libby’s Vienna Sausages, Argentina corned beef, bagoong, sacks of rice, calamansi powder

Also carries Korean foodstuff like Shin Ramyeon and “Churroz” snack from South Korea.

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