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new orleans chicory coffee (cafe du monde, community, french market etc)

belma79 Feb 14, 2011 08:56 AM

does anybody know where in manhattan i can buy the above coffee? i'm visiting from the UK for a few days and really want to buy some to take home (i fell in love with new orleans chicory coffee on a visit there last june, but it's impossible to find here and also, as i'm in europe, very expensive to do mail order). if anybody can help, i would really appreciate it. i'm not fussy about the brand. thank you!

  1. Steve R Feb 15, 2011 08:01 AM

    Although, as you can tell, there are many places to find Cafe du Monde, follow those that are in Chinatown, as the price is much lower. Mail order from Cafe du Monde &/or buying from Whole Foods or other mainstream stores will cost you over $6/can. However, in every Chinatown throughout the USA (and, yes, I've done this in Boston, SFran, and even Oahu), groceries stock it for $4.50/can (give or take 25cents) for customers who were part of French colonies who love their chicory.

    And, by the way, French Market brand coffee is available as well in many supermarkets in Manhattan at higher prices (I like Cafe du Monde better).

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    1. re: Steve R
      belma79 Feb 15, 2011 08:08 AM

      Great advice, thanks!

    2. c
      cpw Feb 15, 2011 06:10 AM

      Kam Man in Chinatown carry Cafe du Monde.

      Kam Man
      200 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

      1. belma79 Feb 15, 2011 12:15 AM

        this is great, thanks everyone! i'm so glad i can buy it in NY. i'll check out the locations you suggested..

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          belma79 Feb 15, 2011 12:55 AM

          By the way, and I know I said I'm not fussy about brand, but has anyone seen any other New Orleans chicory coffee that's not Cafe Du Monde? Just wondering as from your replies it seems that's the only type that's available. (I guess it's probably the best known?)

          1. re: belma79
            sugartoof Feb 15, 2011 02:03 AM

            Yes, some of the Garden of Eden locations, and now that I think about it, Amish Market, both carry some other brands, one of which was in a foil package. They had dried Chicory with and without coffee too.

            Also, the previously mentioned Blue Bottle chicory coffee they used for iced coffees should be available in kit form.

            Amish Market
            240 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

            Garden of Eden
            7 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: sugartoof
              natsellspots Feb 15, 2011 02:45 AM

              Trader Joe's has a house brand of coffee with chicory.

              Trader Joe's
              142 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

            2. re: belma79
              thew Feb 15, 2011 03:19 AM

              i've only noticed cafe du monde because i don't really like chicory coffee - so the others that may have been there have not penetrated my consciousness

              1. re: belma79
                erica Feb 15, 2011 03:25 AM

                I've seen chicory coffee in local supermarkets..try a large Food Emporium.

            3. thew Feb 14, 2011 03:00 PM

              i saw cafe du monde for sale in beanocchios on york ave and 76th street

              1. s
                sugartoof Feb 14, 2011 02:55 PM

                Cafe Du Monde is sold in cans at Garden of Eden and Porto Rico Roasting's locations.

                Blue Bottle has their own chicory/coffee ice coffee blend.

                Garden of Eden
                7 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

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                  Mlm2011 Feb 14, 2011 12:59 PM

                  Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich shop on Broome St. also sells it and has some of the best vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches in Manhattan. The Hong Kong supermarket in Chinatown on Elizabeth and Hester sells it too and is an interesting place to visit.

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                    natsellspots Feb 14, 2011 09:10 AM

                    They sell Cafe du Monde at Whole Foods.

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