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Jun 25, 2007 06:22 AM

Where's the cheapest place to buy fresh herbs?

I'm making a huge batch of a recipe which calls for many bunches of parsely, cilantro and chives. Where is Manhattan would have best prices?

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    1. I would say the "farmers" market on 9th Ave near Port Authority. They would have parsley and cilantro, but I'm not sure about chives. Prices there rival the outer boroughs.

      1. the fruit/veg place @ chelsea mkt

        1. You shouldn't have a problem getting any of those herbs at most supermarkets in NYC--Italian Flat-Leaf Parsely (which is what you want, the curly stuff has no flavour) and fresh Cilantro are usually available at even the most local Met supermarkets or Associated, among other places, .79-.99 a bunch, and chives are pretty readily available for not much more. Not really worth the train fare or gas and parking to go on a journey to someplace else.

          Be sure to rinse the parsely and cilantro in 2 or 3 changes of ice-cold water to remove the sand before you pick and chop the leaves...

          1. manhattan fruit exchange in chelsea market as said above and also any of the open markets in chinatown (there are several around grand and bowery/chrystie) are super cheap.