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9th Avenue International Food Market

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I think I might make a trip to the Intl Food market on 9th Avnue this week. I have never been
ther, but I hear it is worth the trip.
I specifically need minced onion (bulk), basil leaves,eggplant, and tomato sauce. Will I be able to get all of these items, or at least some of them? I will also stroll through the store and buy other items, as well, but just want to know, before I make the trip, if I will be able to pick-up the specific items I listed.
If not, I may save the trip for another time, and just pick-up those items locally.
thanks

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  1. Most of their items are dried or imported packages, not fresh; they do have some fresh items in the front such as halveh and mozzarella, but I do not think they have either fresh eggplant or onion. They do have an extensive collection of tomato sauces/pastes as well as vinegars and other imports, and also have dried herbs and spices. Worth going to, but if you need specific things I would call ahead.

    1. My favorite things to buy there are; cured black olives, tzatziki and taramosalata. On the next block north is Staples vegetable market, same side of the street. Sometimes you can get good buys in fresh vegetables there.
      http://www.chow.com/restaurants/15982...

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      Ninth Avenue International Foods
      543 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018