If you love Asian food or you’re new in Miami, here are just a small selection of Asian markets I’ve personally visited over the years. Posting a separate one for Broward, so envious, they have a much bigger selection of Asian markets and restaurants. If you know a really good one or in an obscure part of town, hope you’ll share with us so I can add to this list.
Most Asian markets are on 163rd/167th, open 7 days, call for times. You can get gas refills at all the Asian markets for your gas stove, buy more for storm season.
551 NE 167th street, North Miami, FL 33162, 305-705-2938. On Google map, it’s called New York Mart!
Wow, I’m loving this huge market brimming with so many varieties of Asian, SE Asian and Caribbean vegetables you don’t find in other Chinese supermarkets. They have a $1 great deal area which I go to first, I’ve gotten Dragon Fruit, plums which they deem too ripe. They are very clean and ORGANIZED. There are fish smells but that’s very typical in Chinese Markets that sell fish.
316 NE 167th street, North Miami, FL 33162, 305-945-1188
Shiny big store, nice, clean and neatly organized! Wide selection of fresh veggies and frozen foods. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese ingredients and seasonings as well as rice cookers, steamers, cookware.
P K Oriental Mart:
Unfortunately, the North Miami one closed on 255 NE 167th St, Miami, FL 33162 and became a Caribbean market.
Chung Hing Oriental Mart:
1855 NE 163rd St, 305-947-6038
Tons of good stuff if you find time to dig around cause they are packed solid. It’s where I got beautiful bright solid colored ceramic spoons. No roast meats here.
Vinh An Oriental Mart:
372 NE 167th st, 305-948-8860
Anything and everything Vietnamese including daily fresh made Vietnamese seasonal snackies. They stock fresh Chinese and Vietnamese veggies and herbs. Good selection of crockery and cookware.
Mary Ann Bakery:
1284 NE 163rd st, 305-945-0333, 9-6pm, closed Tuesdays
As far as I know, this is the only Asian cake shop in Miami! My favs to try are coconut tart, egg tart, melon pastry, curry beef puff, chicken pie, sausage rolls. They also have Char Siu Bao.
Sunshine Indo-Pak Grocery:
1809 NE 164th st, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 305-948-9856
Indian spices, curry powder, cardamom for garlic breath, mango chutney, wholewheat paratha (freezer), Punjabi mix (spicy snack with nuts, yum), loose leaf teas, small selection of fresh veggies incl. fresh herbs and chilies, seasonal fruit like boxes of mangoes, yum.
La Fruteria Hacienda
17052 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160, 786-440-7378
My new fav market to shop for wide selection of veggies, fresh herbs, fruits and obviously a lot of Hispanic and Latino foods as well as Middle Eastern dry goods. They are very reasonable and what I like is that most veggies are not packaged, so you can buy one tomato if you want so your veggies don’t spoil.
Laurenzo’s Farmer’s Market: (closed as well)
16445 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, 305-944-5052
It’s like a farmer’s market with fresh veggies/fruits. Since reorganizing, it’s become more expensive, oops, sorry.
Laurenzo’s Specialty Food Market: (closed, boo)
16385 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, 305-945-6381
Italian Cafeteria with best Greek Salad, Lasagne, bit dark to eat in there! Ricotta cheese cake is my brother-in-law’s fav, they make fresh pasta and their deli has the best green sweet olives without salt!
Japanese Market: (oh no, it closed!)
1412 79th St. Causeway, N. Bay Village, FL 33141. 305-861-0143
Sushi bar, all things Japanese.
Miami China City:
41 NW 167th st, FL 33169 305-655-9698
Asian accessories, lucky bamboo, Chinese clothing, trinkets, dried goods, some crockery.
These are just a small selection….
Wing Fa Asian Supermarket:
9624 SW 72nd St.(Sunset Drive), Miami Kendall, FL 33173, 305-274-1818
My current favorite store. They all speak English and very helpful. It’s smaller but carries everything I need or want. Their Chinese vegetables always look fresh because I see them trim off the outer tired leaves. It’s very clean, organized, no smells. Their hanging duck, meat section is closed currently, so sad.
P K Oriental Mart:
9501 SW 72nd S. (Sunset Drive), Miami, FL 33173, 305-595-9678
They have a very odd setup, most of their frozen sections are kaput (no longer working) and they have a very small vegetable selection for such a big store. They do however have the hanging ducks, char siu, crispy pork belly, soy chicken etc.
Lucky Oriental Mart:
8356 SW 40th Street, D-1, Miami, FL 33155, 305-220-2838
Large market with everything, very comprehensive. Roast meats only available weekends. When shopping there, pop into Kon Chau for dim sum or your favorite Chinese dishes.
9525 SW 160th St, Miami, FL 33157, (305) 232-2728
Yet another store with the usual Asian groceries.
Asian Best Market:
17047 S. Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33157, 305-253-1090
Small Asian market but has what you need.
Kimchi Oriental Mart:
15355 S. Dixie Hwy, Palmetto Bay, 786-250-3456
Mostly Korean products but also Chinese ingredients. They are open 365 days of year, wow! Best part if you don’t want to make your own kimchi, they carry it made in house (not cheap). They share how to make kimchi in 5 easy steps on their website. I’ve been making my own and prefer it cause I like it crunchy.
Thx Loren Alvarez for this store tip.