Wednesday, March 22, 2023 5-9pm $RSVP Req - Private Yelp CO Event

Yelp Colorado Elites Visit M Mart in Korea Town Aurora On Havana Street

Let’s Celebrate Small Business Month 2023 at M MART – On Havana Street 

This is a collaboration Event with Korea Town Aurora • Aurora Sister Cities International • Yelp CO • Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street 

Goal: Engage with 100 Yelp CO Elites to share Korean cuisine and culture On Havana Street with Korea Town Aurora and ASCI 

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Location: M Mart – 2000 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012

M Mart is the only Korean independently owned international grocery market in Colorado and celebrating over 40 years in business in Aurora, Colorado. Everything you need for your Asian and international cooking can be found here: fresh vegetables, sprouts, quail eggs, bok choy, tofu, dumplings, miso paste, large Korean peaches and pears, Japanese and Korean style specialty noodles. A fresh meat and seafood counter. A large selection of frozen seafood and freshly made sushi. Dried seaweed, rice, ramen, grains, beans, sesame oils, soy, fish sauces, teas and more. Japanese & Korean candies, beverages and snacks. A very large frozen food section featuring dumplings and potstickers. There is also a gift shop, Korean sushi caterer – ATA Sushi & Sashimi, Jong Ga House – Korean restaurant and Honey Bakery – Korean bakery on site, too.



This is a private event and invite only by Yelp Colorado.  This is not a public event.

Check out the review page from March 22, 2023 on the Yelp Colorado Event Invite Page Here

Overview of the Special Event at M Mart

3:30-4:45pm – Volunteers will help set up sample stations and signage

5-6:30pm – 1st Group of 50 Yelp CO Elites

7-8:30pm – 2nd Group of 50 Yelp CO Elites

Each group of Yelp CO Elites will have 90 minutes for mingling, sampling and shopping.

Each station will have 2-3 ASCI/Asian Partnership volunteers (total of 10-15 volunteers) to help with serving samples and sharing fun facts about the items

There will be 5 stations around the grocery store featuring items sold at M Mart.

Photo from 2022 Yelp Colorado Elite at Heirlooms. Matt C and John Kim from Angry Chicken taking a photo with the Yelo CO Name Badges at Check in.

Photo from 2022 Yelp Colorado Elite at Heirlooms. Matt Careccia and John Kim from Angry Chicken taking a photo with the Yelo CO Name Badges at Check in.

Check-in near the rice area at the entrance of the grocery store. 

There will be a table needed for Yelp CO Elite name badges.

There will be signage at each station with an item description of each sample.

Station 1 – near produce area at Yelp Colorado Check-In/Korea Town Aurora table 

Enjoy Banana Milk Beverage samples at check-in.

Banana Flavored Milk (Korean: 바나나맛 우유) is a popular and refreshing South Korean milk beverage produced by Binggrae in Korea.

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Station 2 – deli counter/meat and seaweed area

Please enjoy samples of kimchi cabbage, gochujang and jap chae noodles.

Kimchi/kim chee, (a traditional Korean side dish of salted and pickled cabbage with a wide selection of seasonings like gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal, etc. Kimchi is often added to a variety of other Korean soups, stews and dishes).

Gochujang (a spicy paste used in Korean cooking, made from red chili peppers, fermented soybeans, rice, and salt).

Sonmat Banchan‘s Jap Chae Noodles (stir fried glass noodles with pork, carrots, onions, mushrooms, spinach, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce).

Station 3 – Sonmat Banchan – Korean Side Dish Store – NEW as of 2/27/2023 – formerly Jong Ga House – Located in back of M Mart near freezer & ramen area

Please enjoy samples of Korean mandoo dumplings from M Mart and kimchi pancake made by Sonmat Banchan

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Sonmat Banchan – Korean Side Dish Store


Station 4 – Warehouse Stocking area

Samples of fresh Korean sliced pears and Kim Bop, Korean sushi bites by ATA Sushi and Sashimi.

Station 5 – Honey Bakery – near cashier and front of store/exit

Enjoy the Honey Bakery – Butter Cream pastry. Please one pastry per person. There will be a baking rolling rack for the Yelp Elites.

Exiting the M Mart grocery store – Each Yelp CO Elite will receive a Korea Town Aurora reusable grocery bag compliments of Korea Town Aurora.

Yelp Colorado On Havana Street Goodie bag to take home:

Community Partners: 

Matt CarecciaSenior Community Director — DenverEmail: matt[email protected]

Social: @yelpcolorado
Karlyn K. Shorb, MA, JD (she/her/hers)
Chief Executive Officer
Aurora Sister Cities International
Office: 303-739-7120
Cell: 720-309-9415
Check out our website here:
Korea Town Aurora Facebook


M Mart

2000 S Havana St #4749, Aurora, CO 80014

only Korean independently owned international grocery market