A dining buddy on the Upper East Side had spotted an earlier example of this trend: Korean food served at deli-groceries. Not on Northern Blvd., not on 32nd St., but in demographically mixed residential neighborhoods where a "taste of Korea" might be considered a lunchtime adventure. Among New York taco aficionados, the Mexican grocery that prepares food in the back is a commonplace, but I've seen relatively few examples of its Korean-owned counterpart.
The largely vegetarian cold sampler shown here ($5.99 per pound) might also have been filled out with hot beef, pork, chicken, and rice. Bulgogi, bibimbap, japchae, mandoo, and the like are packaged in advance in take-home containers, though the short-order station can be called into action, too — even if you have a hankering for the old egg-on-a-roll breakfast special.
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