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Jan 24, 2003 10:03 AM

Indian grocery stores

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I am coming into the city on Sunday and need to do some Indian grocery shopping. It looks like Sahadi's is closed on Sundays and I can't remember the names of any of the other grocery stores near Sahadis. Does anyone know of the names of these stores and, more importantly, whether they are open on Sundays?

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  1. Kalustyan's is open on Sundays.

    123 Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10016
    TEL : 212-685-3451
    FAX : 212-683-8458

    3 Replies
    1. re: Sharon

      This is your spot, no questions

      1. re: EV Andrew

        I have to disagree with all of the raves about Kalustany's. While it has all the ingrediants, it it pretty pricey. My favorite is Spice Corner, 2 doors down from Kalustany's. The people who work or own this store areincredibly nice and their food is fresh and less expensive.

        1. re: Tara

          I go to Sinha Trading, also known as Foods of India
          121 Lexington Ave., I agree with Tara's assessment of Kalustyan. I don't know of any place near Sahadi.

    2. c
      Caitlin McGrath

      If you're looking for places in Brooklyn, you should post on the Outer Boroughs board. If you want Manhattan, Kalustyan and the other place on the same block are good bets, an are open on Sundays.

      1. Try Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights. They have a huge variety of fresh ingredients, and almost anything else you may want. Although I don't like going there on the weekends, as it is a mad rush. But they are open on Sat and Sun.

        1. This thread is a bit old, but I thought I'd revive it. I recently moved from Queens to Manhattan for school. I'm just looking for some opinions on some of the good Indo-Pak grocers in Manhattan. I know that Patel Brothers is the best in the city, but I'm looking for stuff in Manhattan when I don't have the time to go out to Queens, or when I may be looking for just a thing or two. The only store I've heard of in this thread is Kalustyan's and I suppose things may have changed in three years since this thread was started.

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          1. re: pagal

            Kalustyan's is still just as great as ever. And if you're in the East Village, try Dual (formerly Dowel) on 1st Av. between 5th and 6th.

          2. DUAL - 1st Ave between 5th and 6th. 11A - 11P. They'll have whatever you're looking for. Reasonable prices. Kalustyan's...ridiculous prices. Same goods. Marketing is what gets them the higher prices.

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            1. re: JTLES

              Let's be fair, please: Kalustyan's is a much bigger store than Dual and has some items Dual doesn't have. For example, a few years ago, when I looked for black cumin seeds, Dual didn't have any in stock but Kalustyan's did. And they also carry all kinds of Middle Eastern items not carried at Dual.

              123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

              1. re: Pan

                agree with Pan, Kalustyan's prices reflect more than just good marketing. they offer quality products and a much larger selection.

                and let's hope the OP has found what she was looking for by now, considering that she posted her query nearly 8 years ago :)

                123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016