Where to buy thai ingredients in Schaumburg IL
July 28, 2008 8:14 PM   Subscribe

Where do I buy Thai food ingredients in Schaumburg, IL?

Specifically: Kaffir Leaves, Lemongrass, Galangal, Thai Tea. I checked Mitsuwa, but they don't seem to sell Thai ingredients? Where do the restaurants get these things?
posted by ets960 to Food & Drink (7 answers total)
Sorry suburbia, but you're gonna have to travel to the big bad city to get your ingredients. Here are thai grocers found through google ("chicago thai grocers".

Broadway Supermarket
4879 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-3838

Thai Grocery
5014 North Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-5345

Hoa Nam
1101 West Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-9157

Viet Hoa
1051 W. Argyle
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-1028

Niles Thai Market
7740 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL 60714 Tel: (847) 965-5051 Fax:965-5072
2310 W. Leland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 Tel: (773) 748-1797
Siam Meats Inc.
911 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607-1308 Tel: (312) 666-1715 Fax: 666-2328
Siam Thai Grocery
4457 W. Lincoln Hwy., Matteson, IL 60443 Tel: (708) 481-6410
Thailand Food Corporation
4821 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 Tel: (773) 728-1199 Fax: 728-0328
Thai Grocery
5014 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 Tel: (773) 561-5345 Fax: 561-5522
posted by hal_c_on at 8:42 PM on July 28, 2008

sorry, hal_c_on, but there just happens to a sizable Thai and Laotian community out near Schaumburg - and here's where they shop,

Asia Super Market - 34 East Golf Road, (847) 781-0289
Oriental Food Market - 1105 North Salem Drive, (847) 885-8610
Sue-Oriental Foods Mart - 917 West Wise Road, (847) 524-4640

There's another in Elk Grove, less than a mile east of Woodfiled @ the S.E. corner of Higgins & Arlington Hts Rd, but I don't remember the name - it's about a mile and a half south of Mitsuwa.
posted by rhymesinister at 9:12 PM on July 28, 2008

Please feel free to try rhymsinister's suggestions. Not to be petty (maybe a little), but its from an "oriental grocery store" list, its not a list of thai grocery store like mine.

And I know from experience that Asia Super Market is Korean (but may have other asian foods).


Good luck.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:29 PM on July 28, 2008

Thanks guys... I know the one you're talking about in EG. I'll stop by all of these stores to find what I'm looking for. Thanks!
posted by ets960 at 9:38 AM on July 29, 2008

if you haven't found it yet, try the unimart at 1028 west golf. mainly phillipino, but they probably have some thai stuff as well.
posted by lester at 10:34 AM on July 29, 2008

I am sure that the grocery stores listed above have everything you want but I have seen many of the items on your list at the Valli on Roselle and Golf Roads. Plus they have super cheap produce. Bonus!
posted by MeetMegan at 11:50 AM on July 29, 2008

Seconding MeetMegan- that's an awesome store. There are things in there I've never seen anywhere else. Don't look too closely at the various "meats" if you're squeamish. Unless tongue and tripe are your thing...
posted by gjc at 3:29 PM on July 29, 2008

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