Whole Foods, as part of a major remodel, has opened a Kogi inside its El Segundo location in Los Angeles.
Kogi — a venture of chef Roy Choi that includes a fleet of food trucks known for their fusion of Mexican and Korean foods — will offer a full menu of short rib tacos, burritos, quesadillas and mulitas seven days a week from its location within the prepared foods section.
"Every menu item is prepared with the same Kogi love, the freshest ingredients and our shared commitment to quality,” says Choi, who co-founded Kogi. “We are so proud to continue to be a trailblazer in being the first concept of its kind in now two Los Angeles Whole Foods Market stores.”
Choi's venue Chego opened last year in a downtown LA Whole Foods location.
“People follow Kogi’s trucks all over Southern California,” says Patrick Bradley, president of Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region. “Now locals can make it a regular lunch spot or grab Kogi to go when picking up their groceries. We’re thrilled to offer this experience within the South Bay’s new and improved El Segundo store.”
The updated store includes new offerings in almost every department. It was designed to provide shoppers with a more streamlined, efficient shopping experience and new culinary innovations like the partnership with Kogi and the recently opened, "the 2ND,” with 36 beers on tap, wines by the glass and seasonal menu with items like cauliflower nachos, avocado toast, “boozy” gelato and a brunch menu on the weekends.