Kalustyan's, New York City

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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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  • 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 »
  • Also Indian and Thai food preparations. I always visit when I am in New York. They have remodeled in recent years, so it is larger with even more choices. More than just a shop, this us an "attraction...  more »
  • hard to find spices, Halvah with an amazing selction, dried nuts and fruits by the pound= amazing helpful staff- I like the prepared foods which are homemade= the curried chick peas and babaganosh are...  more »
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  • Everything about going here is a delight - staff help out with recipes and cookbooks, they know where everything is (which is no small feat, there must be 200 varieties of beans in that store) - the variety of things to look at and try. I'm hard pressed to think of a spice you can't get there. Great place to dive into Indian and other types of cooking.
  • I love this place. They have every hard to find ingredient under the sun. The food in the cafe is delicious and whatever that lentil and shallot dish is get a big container of it to take home. You'll definitely want more later and make sure to use extra hot sauce. Don't forget to bring cash. They take cards but give a discount for cash purchases.
  • The BEST place for hard to find ingredients. Beautifully organized and the staff is very helpful. A playground for foodies and passionate home cooks!
  • Went upstairs and had lunch and got the best service in New York! Got to taste the food before deciding on which dish to pick and all the food was amazing! Will definitely return.
  • Spices galore. No matter what you're cooking, you'll find the herbs and spices here. Colonel Sanders would be impressed. Every ethnicity and region is covered here. Love this place!

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