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Nick Aug 12, 2007 12:17 PM

I was wondering if anyone could suggest an Indian grocery store in S. Broward or perhaps N. Miami. I'm looking to stock up on some spices, as well as things like rose water, frozen naan, and curry leaves. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm also willing to drive, so if anyone knows of a place not in the areas I mentioned, feel free to mention it as well. Thanks.

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  1. mariekeac Aug 12, 2007 07:12 PM

    Ok, quiet a hike, but in Boca I always got to East West Market. Its very small, but Jay is Great and always willing to help! very good frozen Chapatis! and sometimes fresh rotis. open till 8pm! it's on 2nd avenue between Glades and Yamato.

    1. hatless Aug 12, 2007 08:56 PM

      This list isn't bad:

      http://www.banglaflorida.com/dir/groc...

      I'd call ahead; the list may be out of date. New Apna on NW 44th St. in Sunrise is one of the bigger, cleaner ones that I remember. There's one on Oakland Park at Pine Island next door to Nirala Sweets that I remember being all right. The one on Griffin in Cooper City is smallish. I don't have any recollection of the two listed in Pembroke Pines or the ones in NMB.

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        Semprini Aug 13, 2007 08:01 AM

        Flavors of India at 2088 N University Dr (between Taft and Sheridan, next to the Fountain Plaza Diner) is tiny, but has a fantastic selection. Lots of interesting frozen entrees and fresh veggies. The owner is very helpful and friendly, and keeps the place open fairly late (it gets rather crowded in the evenings... )

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          rasmalai Aug 22, 2007 03:33 PM

          There's one in the Brazil Plaza on the north side of Sample Rd just east of 95. Its small and the owner's can barely pull their eyes from the TV, but most of the time they have tasty fresh samosas. The one at NW 44th St is Pakistani or Bangla so they have halal meat.

          Can anyone recommend one in Miami? I just moved to Normandy Isle.

          1. keysrat Aug 23, 2007 04:12 AM

            Try the Indo-Pak market on 164th Street in North Miami Beach. They should just about everything you need.

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              sg1 Aug 24, 2007 12:49 PM

              Over the years, my wife and I have probably visited most, if not all of the Indian groceries in Miami and South Broward. The one we like the most is Mirch Masala (7614 NW 186th St., Hialeah, FL 33015; (305) 698-8770). Their produce is the best we've found in this area, as are their prices and the freshness of their namkeen. Another very good one is ABC International Indo Pak Grocers (10079 Sunset Strip, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33322; (954) 746 7740). This is a larger store that stocks kitchen utensils, small appliances, and Indian religious items in addition to grocery items. While the product turn-over doesn't seem to be as rapid as at Mirch Masala and the prices are a little more expensive, you'll generally find a wider range of items here. They seem to specialize in frozen goods, achaars & chutneys, namkeen, rice & flour, and teas & coffee. They also have an extensive media selection.

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                Raboi Aug 25, 2007 06:14 AM

                Don't know the name but on Andrews Blvd, just south of Oakland, there is a nice place i have gone to many times in the past.

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                  Sobe Aug 25, 2007 06:45 AM

                  Nick, I noticed this place yesterday when I was at Sonny's Steak Hogies in Hollywood. They are in the same strip mall. The sign in the window said "Indian Grocery". Didn't go in but wanted to relay the info/potential find.
                  Faster 7 Food Store & International Spices. Corner of Taft and 66th ave. Make sure you grab a cheesesteak and/or or burger at Sonny's
                  Phone: (954) 893 8009
                  1801 Nw 66th Ave
                  Hollywood, Florida - 33024

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                  Faster 7 Food Store
                  1801 N 66th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33024

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                    jpr54_1 Sep 26, 2012 04:24 PM

                    This place was not good-small-old merchandise

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                    thetasteman Aug 1, 2008 07:47 AM

                    Try Spice N Curry. They are located on 123 SW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL - 33174 (Tel 305-359-3928) . They also have a great Cafe inside the store.

                    1. jpr54_1 Sep 24, 2012 08:11 AM

                      are there updates on Indian grocers?

                      I am participating in Cookbook of the Month on Home Cooking board

                      October's book is 660 curries by Raghavan Iyer

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                        lax2mia Sep 24, 2012 08:50 AM

                        Best one I've been to is in the same strip mall as Woodlands on University. Forget the name of the market itself, but it was a pretty good size with a good selection.

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                          Semprini Sep 24, 2012 01:05 PM

                          That one is called Namaste Indian grocery. I haven't been in, but it looks pretty sizable. I still like the tiny-but-friendly Flavors of India, but I've been buying most of my Indian stuff at Foodtown in Davie lately.

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                          Frodnesor Sep 24, 2012 10:58 AM

                          I didn't go in and check it out, but there was a pretty sizable one in Sunrise in the same strip mall as the Pine Court Chinese Bistro and the "New York Mart" Chinese market (which was pretty staggering in its size and breadth of selections). It's on Sunset Strip.

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                            lax2mia Sep 24, 2012 02:13 PM

                            I've been there. That one is tiny compared to the one by Woodlands.

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                              southocean Sep 24, 2012 03:59 PM

                              Namaste is at 4822 North University Drive, Lauderhill. You can find them on-line at namasteindiangrocery.com‎.

                              I'll never understand why people post on here without the name of a place or an address, though that's what the OP is asking for.

                              "I'm looking for a . . ." "Yeah, I know where one is! It's in the same strip mall as Radio Shack!"

                              The place in Sunrise is in the plaza at the northwest corner of Knob Hill and Sunset Strip.

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                                lax2mia Sep 24, 2012 09:34 PM

                                Why bother when grunts like you can do the work for us?

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                                  Frodnesor Sep 24, 2012 10:32 PM

                                  You mean kind of like what you did in the last sentence of this post?

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                                    jpr54_1 Sep 29, 2012 12:49 PM

                                    I was at Namaste*Indian Grocer this afternoon-
                                    People were friendly and helpful.
                                    They had most of what I needed

                            2. jpr54_1 Sep 24, 2012 11:10 AM

                              ok-thanx
                              I go sometimes to New York Mart-It is imho the best Chinese Market in our area

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