Moving to Korea opens us up to a whole new world of food options. In fact, the first month or two is an attack on the culinary senses with restaurant after restaurant lining the neon lit streets serving everything from Korean bar-b-q to live octopus! Korean food is fantastic and there are hundreds of delicious options to choose from that you will never run out of dinner ideas – after over 5 years in the country I am still finding new dishes that I wish I found right at the start!
But… picture this. It’s a cold night in February and the long winter seems to be dragging on forever. Ice covers the sidewalks and your lungs feel as if they have been attacked with razor blades when you take a breath of the freezing air. You’ve just had your first Christmas away from your family and friends and you are feeling further away from home than you’ve ever felt. You crave something that reminds you of home, you lust after an old chocolate bar or sandwich or condiment or potato chip that you used to take for granted… and you can’t find it anywhere!
That’s how things used to be in Korea “back in the day” but now we are very lucky to have a superb option to provide us with that much needed taste of home – High Street Market in Itaewon!
High Street Market was opened in late 2010 by enterprising foreigners who wanted to provide Korea’s foreign residents with food they missed from their homelands. A recent trip I took to Seoul saw me pop in to the store see what all the fuss was about and I can tell you that I’m glad I went in!
Friendly staff, a huge range of options from cold sliced meats, gourmet cheeses, chocolate / candy and the most important… wine and beers from home! I went a bit crazy and spent more than I should have but the buyer’s remorse was washed away with REAL CHEESE and delicious wine! What I loved about the in store experience was how “homely” it felt – it was almost as if I had left the craziness of Korea and found myself quietly shopping away at home.
Perhaps the best thing about HSM is the nationwide delivery which sees them deliver to anywhere on mainland Korea for just W3,000! (Jeju and other islands W6,000) No longer do people living outwith Seoul need to trek to the big smoke to get their hands on this delicious fare – they deliver it quickly right to your door! Visit their website at High Street Market to view their extensive range of food and beverage options. Their website is fully in English and easy to navigate. If you have any issues placing an order or have any item specific questions, their friendly online support will help you with no hassles.
Hours of Operation : 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Shop Telephone : 02-790-5450
Online Help : 02-2201-0652
Fax : 02-790-5457
Address : 2F, 737-24, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Website: High Street Market
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- - Take subway line 6 to Itaewon Station, exit 2.
- - Walk down about 5 minutes until you pass IP Boutique Hotel on your left.
- - HSM is located on the 2nd floor of the next building.