HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Where to buy Vietnamese cinnamon?

u
uwsgrazer Oct 11, 2011 09:15 PM

I assume Kalustyan's would carry this, but is there any place more in midtown (40s or higher) or on the Upper West Side?

Thanks

-----
Kalustyan's
123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. q
    quof RE: uwsgrazer Oct 11, 2011 11:54 PM

    Penzeys in Grand Central Station.

    -----
    Penzeys Spices
    Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    1 Reply
    1. re: quof
      u
      uwsgrazer RE: quof Oct 12, 2011 03:38 AM

      Perfect. Thanks so much!

    2. c
      comiendosiempre RE: uwsgrazer Oct 12, 2011 05:11 AM

      Penzey's in Grand Central closed about two weeks ago. It is a big bummer. They had great quality and prices. We actually, I know its heretical, preferred it to Kalustyan's for many spices.

      -----
      Kalustyan's
      123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

      Penzeys Spices
      Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

      3 Replies
      1. re: comiendosiempre
        u
        uwsgrazer RE: comiendosiempre Oct 12, 2011 10:36 AM

        Thanks for the head's up. I actually went to GCT this morning and learned of the closure. It is too bad. Based on a quick review of the website it did look to be more reasonable than Kalustyan's, in addition to having a more convenient location (at least to me). The sign did indicate that another spice shop would open in the space, I think. Hope it's similarly attractive.

        -----
        Kalustyan's
        123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: uwsgrazer
          rose water RE: uwsgrazer Oct 12, 2011 11:47 AM

          Such terrible news! Penzey's does do mail order, and their vietnamese cinnamon is really wonderful potent stuff.

          1. re: rose water
            u
            uwsgrazer RE: rose water Oct 12, 2011 11:50 AM

            I guess this is what I get for not buying it on those occasions when I was walking by Kalustyan's! I could just never remember exactly what spice I was looking for, and for which dish. Alas. I'll probably just go with regular cinnamon for the tagine I'm hoping to make later this week. And if the recipe turns out well I will be sure to stock up for the future!

            -----
            Kalustyan's
            123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

      2. MsAlyp RE: uwsgrazer Oct 12, 2011 10:59 AM

        I've gotten some before at Whole Foods in Columbus Circle

        -----
        Whole Foods
        10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

        1 Reply
        1. re: MsAlyp
          u
          uwsgrazer RE: MsAlyp Oct 12, 2011 11:40 AM

          Just called them. Nothing in stock now. Thanks anyway!

        Show Hidden Posts