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Bomba Rice in Manhattan

chickster Oct 9, 2008 05:56 PM

Hello. I am visiting Manhattan this weekend and am looking for a store closeby that carries Spanish ingredients. Specifically, I am looking for bomba or calasparra rice. I am staying close to Times Square, but can travel or walk around Manhattan. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    chaz Oct 10, 2008 09:27 PM

    I believe it is bomba rice that is sold at Eli's or Agata and Valentina as paella rice.

    1. PSZaas Oct 10, 2008 08:32 PM

      I buy it frequently at Kalustyan's.

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      1. re: PSZaas
        cimui Oct 11, 2008 02:11 AM

        i've seen it at kalustyan's, as well. you can get there from times square by taking the 6 train or the R/W down to 28th St.

        1. re: cimui
          cimui Oct 11, 2008 02:12 AM


          123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

      2. Miss Needle Oct 10, 2008 07:57 AM

        Any places closer to Midtown that carries it? Does Whole Foods have it?

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        1. re: Miss Needle
          JeremyEG Oct 10, 2008 04:14 PM

          I've seen it occasionally at Citarella but not at Whole Foods. Maybe Fairway?

        2. j
          JeremyEG Oct 9, 2008 06:05 PM

          Despana in Soho has it as well as lots of other delicious ingredients. Enjoy!

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