where to get Indian ingredients in San Francisco
I was wondering if anyone knows of a place in San Francisco or maybe DAly City to get Indian ingredients - I was specfically looking for curry leaves, but I'm sure other things will come up too, which need finding.
I am aware of Vik's in Berkeley, but I was wondering if there is anything closer.
Skip the two stores in San Francisco; they have neither the freshness nor variety of stores just outside the city. My top recommendation would be:
650 E San Bruno Ave, San Bruno, CA
It's large, clean, and well stocked. If you want a big treat sometime, head to:
India Cash & Carry
1032 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
It's truly massive and in the same shopping center as a bunch of great restaurants (Dhaba, Komala Vilas, Udupi Palace).
By the way, the addresses/phone numbers above came from ThingsIndian.com, a great resource for Indian everything in the bay area.
re: a geek
I know just how old this topic is, but it is still rather relevant to me. A store opened in San Francisco at the end of 2009 that satisfies all my needs.
Jai Ho Indian Grocery
1462 Fillmore St
located in the Safeway parking lot, it is a small store with an excellent selection of fresh packed Indian goods and ingredients. I just returned from a trip with Fresh Curry Leaves, Black Cumin, Nigella, Amchur, and dried Methi leaves. They have a well-organized, clean store with very friendly and helpful management.