Someone recently told me about a Chinese "Whole Foods" market in San Gabriel Valley (Alhambra) and I loved that there was an option for more upscale food shopping with authentic Asian products. Might I add that the parking is also a breeze. It was great to find Asian selection of organic produce, something I do not see too often.
Lohas Food Mart is a fairly small grocery store that is well stocked, clean and with good service. There is a an adjoining deli with both an in store cafe and cooked pre-packaged entrees to go.
My first trip consisted of going down each aisle perusing almost every item. It was a struggle to not pick up almost everything. After the leisurely shopping trip, I picked up a warm packaged container of Lucky Dumplings, each one naturally colored a slightly different color.
The dumplings were not as good as going to a local dim sum and eating them fresh, but I do commend them for providing a savory, warm and inexpensive lunch on the go.