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Fresh dates in New York City

tealeaves Aug 10, 2012 04:17 PM

A year ago at this time, Spice Corner (29th and Lexington) carried fresh dates on the stem. This year they say they aren't carrying them, and visits to the South Asian supermarkets in Jackson Heights have returned the same response.

Does anyone know where they may be found this year? The season is normally right about now.

  1. David11238 Sep 11, 2012 12:01 PM

    I've seen D'Vine Taste in Park Slope, Brooklyn carry them. On the stem and no wrapper. Give them a call and ask. If they don'thave them, maybe some of the Lebanese stores in Bay Ridge (on 5th Avenue) will. Or for that matter, the stores on Atlantic Avenue between Court Street and Henry?


    1. Motosport Sep 11, 2012 11:41 AM

      I bought them @ Kalustayan's last week.

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        BuildingMyBento Sep 10, 2012 10:02 PM

        Pretty sure Kalustyan's just a few shops south of Spice Corner sells 'em by the innermost cashier.

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        1. re: BuildingMyBento
          Pan Sep 11, 2012 01:15 AM

          I've also seen them at Dual in the East VIllage.

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          Pan Sep 10, 2012 09:37 PM

          They had them last week.

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            Webber Sep 10, 2012 07:26 PM

            As of three years ago, many of the green grocers on 30th avenue in Astoria carried them. Good luck!

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              tealeaves Aug 11, 2012 01:22 PM

              Well, by chance today we found some — at Garden of Eden. $5.99 for several branchlets, wrapped in grape-packing plastic. They're a little under ripe, but the city weather will fix that quickly.

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