Pearl River Mart Foods: Specialty Vendors
We're proud to carry products from many local restaurants and independent food purveyors at Pearl River Mart Foods, our fourth location in NYC and second in Chelsea Market. Here's just a small sampling.
This Chinatown staple sells a little bit of everything — from roast pork buns to radish cakes to zongzi — and is managed by lifelong neighborhood resident Patrick Mock. Not only does the Cantonese-style eatery offer delicious classic Chinese treats, it raises money for donated meals to those in need, whether frontline healthcare workers, the elderly, or low-income families. Check out the 46 Mott shirt in our Chinatown Collection.
Founded by Yao Zhao, a native of Chongqing in Sichuan province, 50Hertz believes that the Sichuan pepper represents a culinary trend that will strike a chord with food lovers everywhere. It wants to champion this unsung spice and its unique tingling sensation into world cuisines. Green and red Sichuan oils are both available.
Founded by New Yorker Joe Boo in an effort to save his father’s wholesale vegetable business, Asian Veggies delivers specialty products right to your doorstep, and now you can get it here at Pearl River Mart Foods. Their produce is sourced directly from partner farms.
Auria's Malaysian Kitchen
A former Chopped contestant, Auria Abraham (also known as NYC’s “Sambal Lady”) started her business with the goal of making authentic yet accessible Malaysian food available to the American public.
Hot Chili and Lime Leaf Sambals. A spicy condiment popular in Malaysia, sambal is a blend of ground peppers and aromatics. Her very first product, Auria’s Hot Chili Sambal adds complex heat and rich seafood umami to everything from soups to sandwiches. The Lime Leaf Sambal is more mellow with the fragrance of kaffir lime leaf.
Pandan and Salted Caramel Kayas. Kaya is a kind of coconut-based jam popular in Malaysia and a breakfast staple in kopitiams, or Malaysian coffee shops. The Pandan Kaya is flavored with pandan, a floral and herby tropical grass, while the more traditional Salted Caramel Kaya is flavored with dairy-free salted caramel.
Christine Yi is a New York City-based world traveling gourmet, food photographer, and home cook who shares her adventures with her devoted fans. Her CY Eats MaLa 麻辣 Chili Oil is deeply flavorful, smoky, and savory with that special mala (tingling and spicy) taste. Great with vegetables, fish, chicken, eggs, salad, dumplings, noodles, rice, popcorn, pizza, and much more. Pearl River Mart Foods is the first retail store to carry it.
Established in 1933, Fong On is the oldest family-run tofu shop in NYC, using age-old family recipes passed down by word-of-mouth. After closing its doors in 2017, the small Chinatown business reopened under the helm of Paul Eng, grandson of the original owner. Pearl River Mart Foods is the first retail store, outside of Fong On’s own, to carry their fresh soy milk and herbal tea. Check out the Fong On glasses, T-shirt, and tote bag in our Chinatown Collection.
Fly By Jing
Inspired by Chengdu's “fly restaurants” — hole-in-the-wall eateries so good they attract diners like flies — Fly By Jing was founded by Chengdu native Jing Gao.
Sichuan Chili Crisp. Her 100% all-natural Sichuan chili sauce is the first to be crafted in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, known for its spicy cuisine. The sauce is spicy, crispy, numbing, deliciously savory, but not off-the-charts spicy.
Zhong Dumpling Sauce. A concoction of aromatic "fuzhi" soy sauce, slow-brewed with brown sugar, mushrooms, garlic, and a blend of spices. Sweet, tangy, spicy, and umami-rich all at once.
Mala Spice Mix. Mala, the signature flavor of Sichuan cuisine means "spicy and numbing." With a mix of 11 potent herbs and spices, including Erjingtiao chili and the prized "Tribute" Sichuan pepper, this dry spice blend adds oomph to any spice rub, batter, or rim of a marg on a Friday night.
Founded by American students who met in Beijing, Mr. Bing started out selling jianbing — a kind of delicious savory crepe sold by street vendors all over China — but now focuses on their Chili Crisp. This not-too-spicy sauce is made with crispy garlic, onions, chilis, roasted soy nuts, mushroom powder, spices, and non-GMO canola oil.
Noona’s Ice Cream
Founded and led by women of color, Noona’s Ice Cream is American made and Asian inspired. With flavors like taro, black sesame, and matcha, the yummy treats are made with hormone- and antibiotic-free dairy from collective farms in New York State and ingredients from producers that pay attention to place of origin and environmental conditions. (Bonus fun fact: “noona” means “big sister” in Korean.)
East Village Korean eatery Nowon is named for the Nowon District of Seoul, South Korea, hometown of Chef Jae Lee. An homage to his family, Nowon serves Korean-inspired food and drinks, and is driven by New York City’s bold hip hop and street culture. Pearl River Mart Foods is the first to carry Nowon's chili oil.
Nguyen Coffee Supply
Nguyen Coffee Supply is America’s first specialty Vietnamese coffee company and proud champion of the resilient robusta bean. They import through direct-trade relationships with Vietnamese farmers and roast in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2018 by first-generation entrepreneur-activist Sahra Nguyen, they're on a mission to change the future of coffee through diversity, sustainability and cultural integrity.
Omsom is a new Asian pantry staple that makes cooking your favorite Asian dishes with uncompromised flavors and hard-to-find ingredients possible in any home kitchen. Sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham started Omsom with the mission of reclaiming the cultural integrity of Asian cuisines too often diluted in the mainstream grocery aisle. Since launch in May 2020, Omsom has sold over 220K+ starters and has been praised by The NY Times, Bon Appetit, Epicurious and Thrillist
Philippine Bread House
This longtime New Jersey bakery was founded by Elma Santander, who immigrated from the Philippines in the 1970s and opened the Philippine Bread House to introduce her native country’s yummy baked goods to Jersey City residents. Not familiar with Filipino breads and pastries? Check out our brief guide.
Po Wing Hong
Established in 1980 by husband and wife Patrick and Nancy Ng, Po Wing Hong Food Market began as a modest store on Hester Street in the heart of New York City's Chinatown. It offers a wide range of quality herbs and soup ingredients (perfect for making healing and restorative soups) and other Chinese health foods like ginseng, dried sea cucumbers, abalone, bird's nest, and more.
Pearl River Mart Foods is located on the lower level of Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. View our hours. If you're in the NYC area, you can order some of these products via our Mercato shop.