Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kimchi? 

There are a few good answers for that:


Kimchi is Korean for pickled vegetable. There are many many types of kimchi.  When people talk about kimchi they are usually referring to kimchi made from Napa cabbage.


b.  Kimchi is health food.  Heath Magazine named kimchi in the top 5 healthiest foods in the world.  Kimchi is high fiber, low sodium and delicious!  Some people believe that it helps fights cancer.  


c. Kimchi is an acidic and delicious pickled complement to a dish.  The dish may be as simple as some rice and veggies.   Or it might be as rich as a cheese steak sandwich.  Usually you eat kimchi with something else, but Mama O's Premium Kimchi's are great straight out the bottle too!   

How is it good for you?

Kimchi is full of probiotics that are really good for your digestive and immune system. It's high fiber, low calorie, and also full vitamins: A,B1,B2, C, Calcium, and Iron.

What can you do with it? 

Kimchi goes with everything. Except wine. Try it as a replacement for sauerkraut on hot dogs.  As a burger topping.  Diced up in a salad, omelette, or on raw oysters.  Kimchi tacos are really popular.  The possibilites are endless, we'd love to hear about your kimchi recipes.  Some of our favorites are macaroni and kimcheese and grilled kimcheese sandwiches. Kimchi tastes even better when you cook it...

Can you cook with it? 

Yes!  Cooking with kimchi changes the flavor profile dramatically. It makes the flavor more intense yet mellows  out the acidity some at the same time. Mama O's Premium Kimchi is naturally fermented and it never goes bad. It may pass a peak of fermentation where you do not enjoy it as much but that is when you cook with it. Kimchi jigae (kimchi soup) is a great and simple dish to prepare and really good for the winter.

How long will it last? 

Kimchi typically will last in your refrigerator for up to a year. It is in a continual state of fermentation like wine.  The more you expose the kimchi to air (i.e. opening the jar, almost empty jar) the faster it continues to ferment. Don't worry if there are bubbles from carbonation. That is natural and a good sign that all the beneficial probiotics are hard at work. And if the kimchi becomes too fermented for your tastes, you can always cook with it.

Brooklyn Locations

Brooklyn Kitchen

100 Frost Street

 718 399 2982

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Marlow and Daughters

95 Broadway 

718 388 5700

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Provisions Greene Grape

767 Fulton Street

718 233 2700

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Eastern District

1053 Manhattan Avenue

718 349 1432

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By Brooklyn

261 Smith Street

718 643 0606

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310 Grand Street


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Foragers Market

56 Adams St  

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Brooklyn Victory Gardens

920 Fulton St

Brooklyn, NY 11238




Bushwick Co Op

2 Porter Ave

Brooklyn NY

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Manhattan Locations


2245 Broadway

212 787 2000

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Murray's Cheese

254 Bleeker Street

212 243 3289

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Commodities Natural Market

165 1st Avenue

212 260 2600

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Whole Foods Tribeca

270 Greenwich Street

212 349 6455

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Whole Foods Union Square

4 Union Square East

212 673 5388

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Whole Foods Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle

212 823 9600

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Whole Foods Chelsea

250 7th Ave

212 924 5969

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Whole Foods UWS

808 Columbus Avenue

212 222 6160

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Dean & Deluca Flagship Store

104 Crosby Street

NYC 10012

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Dean and Deluca Midtown

1150 Madison Avenue

NYC 10028

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123 Lexington Ave

New York, NY 10016


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49 Canal Street

212 925 1300

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Connecticut Locations

Whole Foods Millford

1686 Boston Post Road

203 874 0883

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Whole Foods Greenwich

90 East Putnam Avenue

203 661 0631

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Whole Foods Fairfield

350 Grasmere Ave

203 319 9544

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Whole Foods Danbury

5 C Sugar Hollow Road

203 730 0599

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Whole Foods Darien

150 Ledge Road

203 662 0577

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New Jersey Locations

Whole Foods Montclair

701 Bloomfield Ave

973 746 5110

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Whole Foods Paramus

300 Bergen Town Center

210 226 1244

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Whole Foods Ridgewood

44 Godwin Avenue

201 670 0383

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New York State

Whole Foods Yonkers

1 Ridge Hill Blvd

914 378 8090

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Whole Foods White Plains

110 Bloomingdale Rd

914 288 1300

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Healthy Living Market and Cafe

3065 Route 50

518 306 4900

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Adam's Fairacre Farm

1560 Ulster Avenue

845 336 6300

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Mrs Green's Market

141 N. State Rd

914 762 8100

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Whole Foods Jericho

429 N Broadway

516 9321733

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Home Brew Emporium

550 North Ave

New Rochelle, NY 10801

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Massachusetts Locations

Whole Foods Woburn

400 Cambridge Rd

Woburn MA

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Whole Foods Medford

2151 Mystic Valley Parkway

Medford MA

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Whole Foods Inkblock

348 Harrison Ave

Boston MA

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Rhode Island Locations

Whole Foods Cranston

151 Sockanosset Cross Road
CranstonRI 02920


Dean & Deluca St. Helena

607 S. St. Helena Highway

St. Helena, CA 94574

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8777 W. Washington Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90232

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Surfas Costa Mesa

3309 Hyland Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

200 Larkin St


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Urban Radish

661 Imperial St

Los Angeles, CA 90021

213 892 1570


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Preserved Goods

4200 Piedmont Ave #2

Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 594-2288

District of Columbia

Dean & Deluca Georgetown DC

3276 M Street NW

WDC 20007

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Cork Market and Tasting Room

1805 14th St NW

WDC 20009

202 265 2674

YES! Organic Market

2123 14th St NW

202 232 6603

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North Carolina

Dean & Deluca Charlotte

6903 Phillips Place Court

Charlotte, NC 28210

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Dean & Deluca Leawood KS

4700 W 119th St

Leawood, KS 66209

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Gourmet Warehouse Vancouver

1340 E Hastings St  Vancouver, BC V5L 1S3, Canada
+1 604-253-3022

Drake Hotel Toronto

1150 W Queen St

W Toronto ON M6J 1J3

416 531 5042