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Where's a good place to buy cardamom?

Little Cupcake Aug 24, 2009 06:37 AM

Or other random spices.....


  1. Miss Needle Aug 24, 2009 10:02 AM

    Chelsea Market has cardamom pods -- not sure if they have cardamom seeds. I also find their prices for spices to be better than most other places.

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    1. re: Miss Needle
      JungMann Aug 25, 2009 07:02 AM

      I am in agreement about their pricing. Cardamom as a spice isn't all that random. It's a common ingredient in desserts and Scandinavian cuisine. The bottle I'm currently using I purchased at Fairway, but could easily have also retrieved from Whole Foods and probably even Food Emporium (at least in its powdered form).

    2. beaulieu Aug 24, 2009 10:01 AM

      Penzeys in the market at Grand Central Station is good and convenient.

      1. meatloafing Aug 24, 2009 07:30 AM

        on the west side of 1st ave just below 6th st, there's a good place. it's below the two adjacent indian restaurants that are up a flight of stairs.

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        1. re: meatloafing
          thew Aug 24, 2009 07:33 AM

          one of those, sigiri, is a sri lankan place, and a great chow spot. be sure to ask for sri-lankan spicy!!!

          1. re: meatloafing
            financialdistrictresident Aug 24, 2009 09:26 AM

            Second the East Village location. I buy many spicesand Madagascar peppercorns there. Have always been fresh and good prices too. I have the card someplace but can't seem to find it now that I need the name . .

            1. re: financialdistrictresident
              squid kun Aug 25, 2009 12:22 AM


              Dual Specialty Store
              91 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

          2. thew Aug 24, 2009 06:57 AM

            kalustyan's on 28th and lex

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              UES Mayor Aug 24, 2009 06:47 AM


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