Cleveland Kitchen collaborates with Korea House Restaurant for new kimchi product

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Kitchen, the company behind the popular “Cleveland Kraut” sauerkraut brand, is adding kimchi to its fermented food range.

According to a press release, the new “Cleveland Classic Kimchi” was developed with the help of Chef Heejung Gumbs, a recipe developer and head chef at Korea House Restaurant on 3700 Superior Avenue.

“Our family has had a close relationship with the founders of Cleveland Kitchen for over a decade, and I was very excited when they asked to work together on this particular project,” Gumbs said in a press release. “Kimchi is a real treasure in Korean cuisine. Working with Cleveland Kitchen and being able to share the healthy and tasty cuisine of my community in America has been a very fun and rewarding experience. “

Drew and Mac Anderson, the owners and founders of Cleveland Kitchen, were drawn to creating their own kimchi brand after years of customer inquiries. The brothers also grew up with the dish their grandmother often made for her family.

“Our team looks forward to introducing our version of kimchi to consumers when we were introduced to the dish at a very young age by our grandmother, who loved sharing the region’s flavourful cuisine with our family,” said Drew, die Cleveland Kitchen Co. founder and CEO said in a press release. “Our hope for this flavorful, fresh, and authentic take is to provide another entry point into gourmet fermented foods for those curious about the unmatched taste and health benefits.”

Kimchi, the national dish of North and South Korea, is made by fermenting cabbage, garlic, carrots, and onions with salt and gochugaru, a type of chili powder. Known for its health properties and unique taste, the dish is widely used in top soups, rice dishes, sandwiches, and stews.

The new product will be available in Sprouts stores nationwide. It will be available locally at Fresh Thyme Markets, which has three locations in northeast Ohio in Westlake, Mayfield Heights and North Canton.

The kimchi can also be ordered from the Cleveland Kitchen website in four packs priced at $ 5.99 each for a total of $ 23.95 per order.

For more information on Cleveland Kitchen and Cleveland Kimchi, please visit

To jump-start the weekend, subscribe to’s weekly In the CLE email newsletter, your main guide to the must-see attractions in Greater Cleveland. It’ll hit your inbox on Friday morning – an exclusive to-do list that focuses on the best of the weekend fun. Restaurants, music, movies, performing arts, family fun, and more. Just click here to register. All newsletters are free.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify that the product will be available in Fresh Thyme stores.

Comments are closed.