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Nov 21, 2010 04:44 PM

Kansas City Indian Grocery Store

Hi there,
I am new to this website. First post. I am going to KC in 3 days, where I live very limited indian store and also very expensive and out dates stuff. ( Kansas City MO )
Can you please recommend a big / decent indian store with big selection and reasonable price please.

Thanks so much.


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  1. Many of the Indian groceries in the KC area are in Johnson county, Kansas, along the Metcalf Ave. corridor. If this is convenient to where you will be staying, I can pass along the names and locations of the stores I'm familiar with, but I'm not sure from your post if you are in KC, MO only?

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    1. re: amyzan

      Thank you Amyzan. I am driving from columbia mo to kansas city airport ( so I guess it would be Kansas city MO ). I appreciate your insight.

    2. I take it you live in Missouri. If you are on the other side of the state, we have several good Indian and multi-cultural groceries here. If you ever head for St. Louis, please let us know, and we'll give you some suggetions.

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      1. re: lemons

        Dear Lemons
        Thanks much,. Actually I will be going to St Louis as well. I am doing a road trip from kansas , omaha , iowa and will pass through St Louis .

        1. Please share with me some indian grocery store to shop please.
        2. Also, may i ask , where do i get brown basmathi rice?
        3. Would appreciate some insight into authentic indian food too.

        Thanks much.


      2. Okay, so the Metcalf Ave. corridor is quite out of the way for you. I have heard there is a grocery on North Oak Trafficway (convenient to 169, which you will probably be using to get to the airport?) This would be a little out of the way, but not near as much of a detour as Metcalf Ave., so perhaps you could google up the name? I haven't been myself, but you could call to see that they carry brown basmathi rice, etc. Hope this helps!

        1. For strictly Indo-Pakistani food, I like Seema, which has two locations; more info @ . They're very patient with me, as a non-Asian who likes to cook and eat Indian food.

          But what I really like is the great Global Foods Market, , which is very large and carries food from all over. If you are going through the area on I-64, these places are within, oh, five miles of the highway. Global doesn't have quite as large a selection of specifically Indian foods as the Seema folks. And I'd suggest you email to ask about the brown basmati, which I'm fairly sure I've seen at either Seema or Global.

          1. Sorry that I can't recommend a grocery along your route, however, I can recommend a restaurant. Swagat"s is in Zona Rosa, roughly the northwest corner of I-29 and Barry Road, two or three miles south of the airport. The food is very good, the people super nice, and the location is really clean. I really enjoy going there. I hope that you enjoy your trip.

            Zona Rosa
            8640 N Dixson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153

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            1. re: powillie

              I've only eaten there once, and it was over a year ago, but can say the food and atmosphere was good at Swagat in Zona Rosa. It's just rather rare I'm up there at all, so I don't want to give the impression that my not returning is any commentary on the food.