source for unusual herbs and spices, esp turkish/greek
I am searching for local (SF esp) markets to source some unusual spices and ingredients (meats, sausages, breads, cheeses), especially those of the eastern mediterranean (Turkey/Greece) but also of Spain/Portugal. Any ideas? I used to shop at SF Herb, but looking for more unusual selection.
I know of two Greek stores. For Spanish stuff, Spanish Table in Berkeley. General spices, Rainbow Grocery in SF or Lhasa Karnak in Berkeley.
1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company
2482 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Hellenic American Imports
2365 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
6524 Mission St, Daly City, CA 94014
1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Samiramis reportedly has some Turkish stuff.
2990 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Also San Francisco Herb Co., which has a wide selection and better prices than Rainbow.
San Francisco Herb Co.
250 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The Parkside Farmer's Market has spices, olives, produce, and much more at reasonable prices. It's located at 555 Taraval at 16th Ave in San Francisco
Haig's Delicacies should have many of the eastern mediterranean ingredients that you need.
642 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118