Chong Choi, the founder of Choi’s Kimchi Co., has been making kimchi since her childhood in Korea. Standing over her grandmother’s earthenware crocks, she would delight in tasting her creation and ponder over how salty, or spicy it was; like a puzzle to be solved. After immigrating to Portland, Oregon, she decided to sell her hand-crafted wares at the popular Portland Farmers Market, and hasn’t looked back since.

Made with the freshest produce for optimal fermentation, taste, and quality.

Rich in vitamins, low in calories, and packed with lactic acid. Making it a rising star in probiotic foods.

Fermentation is continually at work! Kimchi's flavor will continue to grow the longer it ferments!

Vegan, all-natural, gluten-free and made with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.


In addition to kimchi, Choi’s specializes in handcrafting sauces, pickles, kraut, and more! We’ve mastered the craft of small batch manufacturing and bring the same level of care, attention to taste, and quality ingredients to each and every batch we produce. Our Gluten-free Gochujang is rooted from our secret Choi family recipe. Our Daikon Carrot Slaw is inspired by traditional flavors paired with the local Northwest produce. Whatever the product, our commitment remains the same - introducing the next generation to new foods, traditions, and recipes!
Chong and Matt Choi

A Word from Chong Choi

"I once read an article about a person who first started to bake cookies for the joy of giving them to neighbors, eventually this simple act grew into a successful business. Likewise, I would often make Kimchi for friends and neighbors, and it would be such a joy to see how much they loved the taste of my Kimchi. One rainy, but memorable morning in 2011, my son Matt and I took our first Kimchi sample to the Portland Farmers Market and I strongly sensed that this was going to be a turning point in my life.

I love the vibrant atmosphere of the farmers market in downtown Portland, where there is an abundance of fresh produce, food, music, and people enjoying life. I'm always inspired by the farmers market and want to share my Kimchi with this community that I adore.

I often talked about starting a Kimchi business. The farmers market was a perfect place to begin. To me, Kimchi is not just food - it represents my country, Korea. I make my Kimchi with pride, knowing each batch contains the roots of my heritage."

Chong Choi,
Founder of Choi's Kimchi Co.

Show Me the Kimchi

Various kimchi jars lined up