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Help!!! I need to find a store in the EV that sells whole star anise

jlix Nov 2, 2008 07:53 AM

I am cooking this afternoon-- Whole Foods did not have it!

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    kobetobiko Nov 2, 2008 09:39 AM

    Your best chance is to go to Chinatown. Any of the larger grocery stores (Kam Man, Hong Kong Supermarket) will have them.

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      Susannah Nov 2, 2008 09:37 AM

      I know, you are cooking today and my answer is not the East Village, but the Park Slope Food Coop has it. So you could get a Brooklyn friend to stock you up for the future. Good luck for today.

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      1. re: Susannah
        eeee Nov 2, 2008 09:39 AM

        you could try Patel Brothers (I think that's the name) on 6th and 1st. they have a wide variety of spices.

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          jlix Nov 2, 2008 10:07 AM

          Thanks!! They did!

          1. re: jlix
            kathryn Nov 2, 2008 01:25 PM

            I think you mean Dual Specialty Store?

            1. re: kathryn
              hungrycomposer Nov 2, 2008 08:22 PM

              The dual specialty store is a great neighborhood resource, now that Pete's spices is long gone. I hadn't been there in ages, but when I stopped in last night I found that they are far more organized than they used to be, and their inventory is better and more varied. It's a fun place to browse - I dropped in for fennel seeds (thinking maybe the fennel in porchetta is what fills my stomach and settles it at the same time) and I left with fennel seeds, tea, shiny bracelets. and a fun 6-compartment mukhwas dispenser. (Mukhwas is the digestive candied fennel seed assortment that you get after your meal in an Indian restaurant.)
              And I hadn't read this post yet, but I did notice whole star anise.

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