Denver and the Denver Metro are home to a variety of beautiful cultures with palates on every continent. 303 Magazine has put together a round-up to take you through the various markets and grocery stores in the area that can help you out. You can shop for local produce from nationalities from Nepali to Korean to make your taste buds dance.

Pacific Ocean Marketplace

Pacific Ocean Marketplace. Photo by Marissa Kozma.

Where: 2200 W Alameda Ave, Denver and 12303 E. Mississippi Ave., Aurora

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Regional focus: Chinese, Taiwanese and Southeast Asian

The lowdown: The Pacific Ocean Marketplace offers an extensive selection of seafood, tofu, homemade kimchi and much more. On-site, you can also find eating utensils, cookware, and even roasted ducks.

Small Saigon supermarket

Small Saigon market. Photo by Heather Fairchild.

Where: 375 South Federal Blvd., Denver

Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Regional focus: Vietnamese and Southeast Asian

The lowdown: Little Saigon Supermarket is a primarily Vietnamese grocer selling spices, meat, and other imported delicacies from Southeast Asia. Here you will find sweet toddy palm cakes, coconut cookies and much more for perfect enjoyment on the go.

Pacific Mercantile Company

Pacific Mercantile Company. Photo by Luke Crosby.

Where: 1925 Lawrence St., Denver

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Regional focus: Japanese

The lowdown: The Pacific Mercantile Company is located in historic Sakura Square and offers a variety of authentic Japanese dishes. The market offers rare items, cookware, specialty ingredients, and more. It’s like going to Japan without leaving Denver.

New Saigon Market

Photo courtesy of Son Nguyen on Facebook

Where: 1076 S. Federal Blvd., Denver

Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Regional focus: Vietnamese and Southeast Asian

The lowdown: Shop from a wide variety of fresh seafood, produce, frozen and canned foods at Little Saigon Market. The market also offers a wide variety of cooked take-away dishes if you are not in the mood to experiment for yourself.

Viet Hoa supermarket

Viet Hoa supermarket. Photo by Marissa Kozma.

Where: 225 S Sheridan Blvd, Lakewood

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Regional focus: Vietnamese and Southeast Asian

The lowdown: With the large Vietnamese population in Denver, come some great cultural opportunities. The Viet Hoa supermarket has ingredients for making phô, Vietnamese style iced coffee, specialty cookware and more for all of your cooking activities.

Party as an Asian market

Photo courtesy of Ben Thanh Asian Market on Facebook

Where: 1001 S. Federal Blvd., Denver

Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Regional focus: Vietnamese and Thai

The lowdown: Discover a variety of fresh seafood, imported cakes, dried goods, and more from the Bên Thành Asian market. The market is influenced by Thai and Vietnamese. So keep an eye out for spicy bites on the shelves.

middle East market

Where: 2254 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver

Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Regional focus: Middle East and North Africa

The lowdown: Take a trip to the Middle East while staying in Colorado with the Middle East Market. The market offers teas, natural foods, Middle Eastern treats, and much more. You can also find a wide variety of hookah items for an authentic experience.

H Mart

HMart. Photo by Marissa Kozma.

Where: 2751 S. Parker Rd., Aurora

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Regional focus: East Asian and Korean

The lowdown: Located in Aurora, H Mart continues to be a popular Asian grocer selling Korean food and drinks. It has a wide variety of products and is always stocked with the best of ramyeon to keep your snacks in check.

Arash International Market

Arash International Market. Photo by Marissa Kozma.

Where: 2720 ​​pp. Parker Rd., Aurora

Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Regional focus: Persian

The lowdown: Do you need authentic Persian cuisine? The Arash International Market has large baskets of dates, spices galore, nuts, prepared dips, and packaged goods. They also have a selection of locally made, fresh hummus.

Family Asia Market

Photo courtesy of Denver Healthy Eating Active Living on Facebook

Where: 8800 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Regional focus: Burmese and Southeast Asian

The lowdown: The Family Asia Market in East Colfax takes place in a cozy house that makes you feel at home. In the shop you can buy delicacies made from durian fruits, traditional Burmese dishes and all kinds of medicinal products.

Krung Thai grocery store

Photo courtesy Krung Thai Grocery

Where: 11700 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Regional focus: Thai

The lowdown: Krung Thai Grocery brings Thailand to Aurora with traditional Thai spices, local snacks and much more. You can also find tea, coffee and the Thailanding Cafe just around the corner.

M Mart

Photo courtesy of Art in Public Places – Aurora, Colorado on Facebook

Where: 2000 S. Havana St. # 4749, Aurora

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8.45 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Regional Focus: Korean and East Asian

The lowdown: M Mart in Aurora presents a wide range of Korean, Japanese and East Asian products. You can shop from baked goods to ramune to fear of packaged products.

Lotus Asian Market

Photo courtesy of FOREX Cargo COLORADO SPRINGS on Facebook

Where: 844 S. Buckley Rd., Aurora

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Regional focus: Thai, Filipino, Chinese and more

The lowdown: Lotus Asian Market offers a wide variety of Asian products for all food needs. You can find everything from spices to ice cream to fresh produce – all from different parts of Asia.

Everest Grocery Store / Ananda Bazzar

Photo courtesy of the Everest Grocery and Convenience Store on Facebook

Where: 102 S. Parker Rd. A6, Aurora

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Regional focus: Nepali, Indian and Bengladeshi

The lowdown: Everest Grocery / Ananda Bazzar has met your South Asian grocery needs with a variety of dry goods, snacks, rice, and more. You can even buy fresh produce and an assortment of halal meats.