Arguably the best Asian market in the Kansas City metro area, 888 International Market offers a dizzying array of grocery staples, baked goods, both locally grown and imported produce, fresh seafood and fish and traditional meats as well as Asian specialties such as whole roasted duck, Chinese sausage and pork neck bones.

It’s perpetually buzzy with regular customers and packed floor to ceiling with prepackaged goodies. Think jasmine rice, egg noodles, rice paper, authentic seasonings, fish and chile sauce, curry paste, locally made tofu, frozen dumplings, candy and other snacks, including sesame crackers, shrimp crackers and dried squid. 888 International Market also has live tanks and two lunch counters that sell made-to-order and ready-to-eat dishes, including noodle soups, pad Thai and radish-pork pancakes.

888 International Market, 10118 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kansas, 913.341.8700,