A Quick Guide To Toon’s Asian Supermarkets
Newcastle is blessed with a fantastic “Chinatown”, and given Newcastle’s size there is an incredible wealth of Asian places to eat, drink and shop. Considering that including Toon’s there are only 5 Chinatown’s in England, it’s definitely something that should be explored as we are very lucky to have it. In the coming weeks we will be looking at all the different aspects of Newcastle’s Chinatown, but to start with, Geordie Japan presents a quick guide to the Asian supermarkets in Newcastle. Look for in depth profiles of each in the coming weeks.
First things first, where is Chinatown in Newcastle? Chinatown centres on Stowell Street, the north end of the street faces towards St. James Park (Sports Direct Arena) marked by a beautiful Chinese arch and the south end comes out just next to ‘The Gate’. Officially the Chinatown area covers from Stowell Street to Westgate Road, although in this wider description not every business is Asian.
Location: Newgate Street (Directions)
Focus: Chinese with Japanese, Korean, Thai and Fillipino.
Name: 7 Days
Location: St. Andrews Street (Directions)
Focus: Japanese with Korean
Name: Wing Hong Chinese Supermarket
Location: Stowell Street (Directions)
Focus: Chinese with Japanese, Thai, Korean.
Location: Taylors and Tanners Court (Directions)
Focus: Korean with Chinese
Name: Bangkok Minimart
Location: Low Friar Street (Directions)
Name: Tsang Foods
Location: Fenkle Street (Directions)
Look for in-depth looks at all supermarkets in the coming weeks as well as profiles and guides to the restaurants, cafes and other shops of Newcastle’s Chinatown.
Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below.