looking for an ethiopian grocery store
- Elizabeth Zeldin
hey! i'm looking for a place to find raw material for ethiopian cuisine. can anyone help? thanks!
I know I've seen 'em around, but can't think of where. If nobody comes up with a specific tip (though Michele's grocery is a good one and might suit your needs), here's my suggestion: call the Ethiopian Archdiocese up in the Bronx, at (718) 731-3070, and ask whoever answers the phone if they have any tips (they'll start with the Bronx, probably, but just write it all down and then ask about Manhattan). You can also try the Ethipian Mission to the UN at 212.421.1830. Don't be bashful, there's no reason someone won't help you so long as you telegraph that you're not going to ask tons of questions and take up lots of their time (I'd start with "sorry to bother you with this but..."). Let us know what you find out!
Also, for interesting Ethiopian info, see Jim Dorsch's report at link below, and also use your browser's "search" command to find mentions of "ethiopia", "tef", "t'ef" and "injera" on our "General Topics" message board for lots of info on the cuisine.
If you're lookin for teff and don't have any luck with the groceries (or they're not convenient), I have a 5-pound bag of teff I'll sell you for $8 (my cost). Anyone else can email me about this too. I'm at Houston & Broadway.