Cathay L.A. Inc. (Cathay Company) was founded in 1979 when its founder, Mr. Lim, realized a growing demand for Asian food products within the local Chinese community. Initially selling only a handful of items off the streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles, Cathay L.A. Inc. is now a full-line wholesale food and kitchen supplies distributor, boasting an inventory line of over 20,000 different products ranging from dried goods to kitchenware.




Cathay L.A. Inc. is committed to providing a large selection of exceptional products at competitive prices to our customers with excellent service. Our mission is to become our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.




Cathay L.A. Inc. specializes in imported food products and kitchenware from all over Asia, including but not limited to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia. Our wide range of inventory allows a one-stop shopping approach for our customers. Products include food (dried, packaged, canned, and frozen), kitchenware (melamine, china, porcelain), disposable supply items (chopsticks, cups, and plastic bags), etc. Selling items by loose individual quantity as well as by entire bulk pallets provides an extra value-added service that not many distributors can offer. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff can assist you with all of your needs. We are always researching new products and manufacturers to be up to date on the latest trends in the industry to be able to provide quality products and services at the best price.