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Vanilla Beans in New York

maggiej Nov 11, 2008 07:14 AM

Where do you buy whole vanilla beans in New York? Or is it better to do mail order? Ideally below 34th st...

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    Hurner Nov 12, 2008 06:53 AM

    Buon Italia in the Chelsea Market sells them.

    1. Ora Nov 11, 2008 02:34 PM

      Penzey's in the Market Place located in Grand Central Station or you can order from their website: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...
      Penzey's has very high quality spices, including vanilla beans.

      Fairway also sells vanilla beans.

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        hungrycomposer Nov 11, 2008 10:06 AM

        s.o.s. chefs on Avenue B
        fun to browse there too.

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          maggiej Nov 11, 2008 12:23 PM

          Thanks, I've been meaning to go there—do they keep regular hours?

          1. re: maggiej
            hungrycomposer Nov 11, 2008 01:38 PM

            call first, they're not exactly a supermarket, and close fairly early.

        2. _emilie_ Nov 11, 2008 09:50 AM

          I've gotten them at Whole Foods before.

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            PAULSCOHEN Nov 11, 2008 07:35 AM

            try Kalustyan's 123 lexington ave.(bet. 28th&29thSts.).

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              maggiej Nov 11, 2008 08:00 AM

              funny, i didnt see them on their online site. But you've seen them in store?

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              chocolatebirthdaycake Nov 11, 2008 07:33 AM

              Kalustyan's on Lex (near W.28th, I think)...

              Happy cooking!

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