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Nov 11, 2008 07:14 AM

Vanilla Beans in New York

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

    Happy cooking!

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

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      1. re: PAULSCOHEN

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

      2. I've gotten them at Whole Foods before.

          1. re: hungrycomposer

            Thanks, I've been meaning to go thereā€”do they keep regular hours?

            1. re: maggiej

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

          2. Penzey's in the Market Place located in Grand Central Station or you can order from their website:
            Penzey's has very high quality spices, including vanilla beans.

            Fairway also sells vanilla beans.