Kalustyan's, New York City

4.8
Shop for fine specialty foods from all around the world at Kalustyan's. Originally specializing in Indian and Middle Eastern spices and foods, the store now contains ingredients from 72 countries. In this veritable food museum, you can buy anything from malt powder, Turkish pistachios, and Lebanese rose water to authentic cookware, herbal supplements, and canned food. Eat at the small upstairs restaurant, which serves a huge variety of dishes made from ingredients you can buy at the store. Ask for advice from the friendly and knowledgeable staff, and pay with cash to get a discount. Arrange to visit Kalustyan's and other attractions in New York City using our New York City trip itinerary planner.
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  • Newly remodeled with a wide range of items for the adventoursome cook — or upstairs eater. I had a great time looking during my daily walk.  more »
  • I've been wanting to go to this place for years, after reading about it in NY Magazine, and finally managed to get there. What an incredible find! Kalustyan's is jam packed with the most interesting s...  more »
  • I have been reading about Kalustyan's for years. It is always mentioned in the back of cookbooks as the place to purchase difficult to locate spices and specialty food items. I finally got there earli...  more »
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  • Great resource for herbs, spices for food or medicinal purposes clean well organized place however customer service needs improvement. I inquired about a product that I was unfamiliar with and I was directed to the area but left to on my own to find it amongst many, many, many other items. There was no effort to help me to find what I needed. The cashier was barely attentive never asked if I found everything I needed nor a thank you or even an acknowledgement that my transaction was finalized I had to guess whether I was done or not.
  • I have gotten so many wonderful and delightful items at this place. Coconut caramel sauce (vegan),high quality exoctic honeys, and I didn't even know about the tea and spice room they have in the back of the store, I'll have to see when I visit next time. The high quality and service will always bring me back.
  • If you like to cook, you owe yourself a visit here. The selection of spices is vast! Just about everything you could imagine is here. Exotic spices, modern ingredients, dries chillies, prepared food, teas, oil, honies, vinegars, oh my. This is the place to go if you need something for the kitchen!
  • Kalyustans has everything you need. It's just fantastic how incredible the selection is. It's like the Metropolitan Museum, you can't take it all in. I've started learning to cook Indian food and they have every ingredient labeled with it's English name and Indian name which makes it easy for me as a novice to be confident I'm getting the right things. Every time I'm in the area I make time to drop in.
  • I frequently shop this store when I can’t make it to Jackson Heights for even cheaper spices. The staff is knowledgeable and well versed in the non-Indian shopper looking for something they an only describe. There are some things here, like in most stores, that are overpriced and can be had for pennies down the street or a few subway stops away. However, once I’m in here I rarely if ever feel like carting my purchases to the next corner. Definitely and authentic Indian spice market. They carry multiple types of each spice, for example you can get curry leaves, ground curry leaves, chopped curry leaves (just joking) but its true they have spices from different countries as well as different sizes
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