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Gray Kitty Nov 30, 2010 01:55 PM

looking to buy good hungarian paprika in LA

  1. goodhealthgourmet Nov 30, 2010 02:02 PM

    *where* in LA?


    you can also try Spice Station or Penzeys.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      Dommy Nov 30, 2010 02:07 PM

      Surfas as well!


      1. re: Dommy
        goodhealthgourmet Nov 30, 2010 03:04 PM

        doh! how could i forget Surfas?!

      2. re: goodhealthgourmet
        JPomer Nov 30, 2010 03:08 PM

        there's a little spice place on Sunset in Silver Lake. Not sure the name. It's near Hyperion.

        1. re: JPomer
          goodhealthgourmet Nov 30, 2010 03:18 PM

          that's Spice Station.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            Dommy Nov 30, 2010 06:19 PM

            Spice station also has an outpost on Main Street in Santa Monica! :)

            Main Street Cafe
            12939 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840

            1. re: Dommy
              goodhealthgourmet Nov 30, 2010 07:16 PM

              i know - i drive past it all the time and i've been battling the temptation to go in and spend way too much money on things i don't *really* need :)

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                Clyde Dec 1, 2010 12:53 PM

                do it! not sure how i survived before my rosemary salt, my vanilla sugar, my strawberry sugar, my smoked paprika, my mexican oregeno, i can go on & on... spice station RULES! i went in for the first time last month and quickly became obsessed with the place and went back the following week, and the following week as well. i think i'm all set now :)

                1. re: Clyde
                  Outerspace Dec 1, 2010 08:45 PM

                  Have you gone to Penzey's, so that you can compare the two stores and recommend one over the other?

                  1. re: Outerspace
                    liu Dec 1, 2010 09:10 PM

                    Outerspace, Penzey's is solid and you can find the spices you will need. Their Extra Fancy Vietnamese Cassia is more delicious than any other cinnamon I have tasted...and I have purchased all of their cinnamon options.

                    Spice Station is more interesting; you will find some surprises! We purchased their vanilla paste in a jar and used it in our Thanksgiving sweet potatoes...great flavor! Spend some time there talking with the employees and let them share some of their favorites with you. It can be a sensory adventure!

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        mangetoutoc Dec 1, 2010 01:44 AM

        Otto's in Burbank is a great source for all things Hungarian, too.

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