Hong Kong Market (925 Behrman Road, Gretna, 504-394-7075) gained a reputation for its extensive selection of Asian foods, particularly Vietnamese items. It has expanded in size and offers a greater array of ethnic specialty items, bulk produce and wine and spirits.
“Our Hispanic section, the Indian food, Caribbean — everything’s grown,” says Sean Lyons, a San Francisco bail bondsman who moved to New Orleans last June to spearhead the renovation for his sister-in-law, Hong Kong Market owner, Jennifer Campbell. “We’re now a one-stop shop.”
The market added 11,000 square feet of display space, including a walk-in produce cooler. Alongside banh mi and other prepared foods, there are Taiwanese drinks, exotic fruit smoothies and more. It also has increased its “American” department.
Customers will notice the larger selection of liquor and wine.
“The wine and spirits section has really taken off like gangbusters,” Lyons says. “People are coming in and buying $2,500 bottles of Hennessey Imperial Perdis — a top of the line cognac. I didn’t know this, but cognac’s a big thing here at Hong Kong Market, a mainstay within the Asian community.”
Having connections in the restaurant industry, or just asking politely, could almost always get a customer some items in bulk at Hong Kong Market, but now that option is open to everyone. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the piece at Gambit Weekly…
Or watch this nice video tour of the Hong Long Market!