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Oct 15, 2009 04:34 PM

Indian Grocery Stores in Monmouth County?

I'm going to be making some Indian food at home.. so I need to stock up on spices, etc. I know there's that big store in Parlin off Ernston Road.. but are there any closer to where I live in Morganville.. there used to be a smaller one on Rt. 79 in Marlboro, but that's gone now. I'll probably make the trek to Parlin, as they have a really great selection.. but I was wondering if there are any nearby, anyway. :)

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  1. There is an Indian grocery on Rt 18N in East Brunswick across from the mall, but the selection is a million times better in Patel's in Parlin. I miss the one on Rt 79 also, I live in Marlboro and it was much easier for me and less busy, the people in there were wonderful and always had time to consult and recommend. There is also a new Halal store on Rt 9 N, in Old Bridge (much closer than Parlin). I have not been there yet, but I am sure they may have many of the products you are looking for. In the end, you should probably stick with Patel, they have the best selection, that's where I shop when I don't have time to go to Iselin.

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    1. re: christine1438

      Thanks, Christine. I ended up going to Patel's today. Is there one is Iselin or Edison that is even better than Patel's?

      1. re: christine1438

        Actually, the Route 18 N store is opposite Pathmark and what used to be Rickel's.

        1. re: eleeper

          Seems like it was open last week.. drove by tonight; store is empty and there's a big "For Lease" sign in the window.

          1. re: MarlboroMan

            Wegman's has a decent Indian section in that international section near the liquor store.