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Where can I find Nigella Seed a.k.a. Black Seed a.k.a. Black Onion Seed?

Ida Red Sep 13, 2006 08:06 PM

In Jackson Heights I know, but I don't want to head in that direction now.
Would this seed be found in Middle Eastern Shops or Asian Markets?

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  1. jen kalb RE: Ida Red Sep 13, 2006 09:22 PM

    yes - middle eastern or south asian, not east asian. If you are in Brooklyn, Sahadi or any of the Indian stores on CIA will have them

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      cdee13 RE: jen kalb Jun 30, 2009 07:43 AM

      Hello, Im looking for Kalonji seeds, AKA Nigella seeds, AKA Black onion seeds .
      I'm from Ontario Canada , but my daughter is from Brooklyn (Park Slope)
      Could you please let me know the shop or the area where these seeds will be available.
      I need them for medication.
      Thank you

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        jen kalb RE: cdee13 Jun 30, 2009 08:17 AM

        D'Vine Taste in Park Slope or Sahadi on Atlantic Avenue will have these.

        You can also mail order them from Penzeys or Kalustyan (both have online sites) or if you are in a city with South Asian population, they are available at any Indian grocery store.

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          cdee13 RE: jen kalb Jun 30, 2009 08:33 AM

          Thank you so much for your immidiate reply. I will contact my daughter today.
          Thanks again

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          Fleur RE: cdee13 Jul 1, 2009 05:51 PM

          I would suggest SAHADIS on Atlantic Avenue, or KLAYUSTAN on Lexington Avenie in the city.

          You might prefer to do mail order. PENZEY'S and KALYUSTAN do mail order.

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        Ida Red RE: Ida Red Sep 14, 2006 05:12 PM

        As soon as I posted yesterday I remembered a little Pakastani kitchen supply store on 36th Ave. in Astoria, around 33rd/34th Street next to the Thai restaurant. I'm glad I rememberd because he was most helpful, has a lot of spices in the back. I found it but it is called something like Kalovngi or Kalongi.

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          jen kalb RE: Ida Red Sep 14, 2006 05:36 PM

          kalonji, yes,


        2. Absonot RE: Ida Red Sep 14, 2006 05:37 PM

          A couple years ago, I bought a packet of nigella seeds at the olive oil store on Fillmore near California (or right around there, next to Le Mediterannean)

          1. prunefeet RE: Ida Red Sep 15, 2006 05:19 PM

            In a pinch there is always Penzey's. I know they have it.

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              cdee13 RE: Ida Red Jun 30, 2009 07:49 AM

              Could you please tell me the store in Jackson Heights where these Nigella or Black onion seeds are available. Or near ParkSlope.
              Thank you

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                Joe MacBu RE: cdee13 Jun 30, 2009 09:53 AM

                Patel Brothers on 74th St
                Subzi Mandi on 73rd St/37th Av
                Apna Bazaar on 73rd St/37th Av

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                  cdee13 RE: Joe MacBu Jun 30, 2009 10:24 AM

                  Joe, Are these shops in Brooklyn? NY

                  Thank you, My daughter lives in ParkSlope Brooklyn

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                    jen kalb RE: cdee13 Jun 30, 2009 11:15 AM


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                      Joe MacBu RE: cdee13 Jun 30, 2009 08:16 PM

                      They're in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

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                  rem13 RE: Ida Red Jul 1, 2009 08:15 AM

                  dean and deluca also carries them

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                    gwwong RE: Ida Red Jun 11, 2014 04:16 PM


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                      CMB_NYC84 RE: Ida Red Jun 12, 2014 06:55 AM

                      I'm almost positive Sahadi's has it. Also Kalustyan's.

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