CAM Asian Market’s founders opened the first store in Columbus, Ohio, in 1997 to make it easier for Asian families in the Midwest to shop for a wide variety of Asian foods and groceries. Before that, many people had to drive hours to big cities like Chicago and New York to shop. Because of the success in Columbus, CAM has open its second store Cincinnati Asia Market in 2002 and its third store Cleveland Asia Market in 2005.
With more than 13,000 square feet, CAM is the most comprehensive and largest modern Asian grocery store in central Ohio. CAM believes good customer service is paramount. It has been well know for its quick response to customers concerns.
CAM began its outreach to non-Chinese clientele offering fine food products, kitchenware, and gifts from China. This outreach included expanding the product mix to include more than 10,000 items from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and many other Asian countries. Products such as dry food, snacks, noodles, bakery, sake, can food, on-site prepared food, kitchenware, and cosmetics are sold with competitive prices.
It is about 12 miles away from UC’s main campus. It takes 20 minutes to drive if there are no traffic jams. I cook mostly for myself, therefore, I usually go to CAM once a week for shopping some groceries which I could not buy from the markets around campus. However, if you do not have a car, it is good to invite your friends together to take a Lyft or Uber. That way you can split the fare and cut down expenses.
In addition, there is an express service between the U.S. and China offered by CAM. It is much cheaper than usual express such as UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL. Nevertheless, its disadvantage is it takes about one month for shipping. So, it depends on your situation. If you need to send a lot of things but are not in a hurry, it is a nice choice for you.
The location of CAM is: Village Crossing Shopping Center, 10400 Reading Road, #145, Cincinnati, OH. It opens from 9:30am to 8:00pm on Monday to Saturday and from 9:30am to 7:00pm on Sunday.
Please check more information on CAM website! Wish you enjoy your time in CAM!