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looking to buy good hungarian paprika in LA

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  1. *where* in LA?

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/583762

    you can also try Spice Station or Penzeys.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Surfas as well!

      --Dommy!

      1. re: Dommy

        doh! how could i forget Surfas?!

      2. re: goodhealthgourmet

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

        1. re: JPomer

          that's Spice Station.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

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

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

            1. re: Dommy

              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

                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

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

                  1. re: Outerspace

                    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!

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