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Where can I buy Cuban Oregano / Indian Borage / French Thyme?

happygreengirl Jan 3, 2013 07:15 AM

I'm having a hell of a time finding Cuban Oregano (aka Indian Borage, French Thyme, Mexican Mint... http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/saveur-100-cuban-oregano and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleus_a... ... NOT the same as plain old oregano or thyme). This is NYC, though, so I feel like someone, somewhere, in one of the boroughs, must sell the stuff! I know I can substitute other herbs for similar flavor, but I want to try the real thing.

Anyone have any leads? Willing to travel to other boroughs. Thanks!!!

  1. princeofpork3 Jan 3, 2013 11:35 AM

    Try Grand Central Station, the Market Place. There is a huge spice table there.

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      kathryn Jan 3, 2013 11:54 AM

      I assume you want fresh? And not dried?

      Try Stokes Farm, but they're only at the Greenmarkets April through December.

      1. njmarshall55 Jan 3, 2013 12:30 PM

        I buy most, if not all, of my spices and herbs at either Penzey's or Kalustyan's. If they don't have it, it probably can't be had.

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        1. re: njmarshall55
          alkonost Jan 4, 2013 09:08 AM

          +1 for kalustyan, it's my go-to place for every unusual or exotic pantry ingredient I need. They have never let me down.

          1. re: alkonost
            happygreengirl Feb 4, 2013 01:10 PM

            I'd love to find fresh, but since it's the middle of winter, I checked Kalustyan's and sure enough, they had it! Thanks for reminding me of that place, I'd forgotten about it. What a fabulous store... :) Now I just have to wait til spring for the fresh variety. Thanks again all!!!

            1. re: happygreengirl
              Shrinkrap Sep 22, 2013 05:18 PM

              Did you ever find fresh? Every year this tine I have a way too big plant, and dread it's anticipated demise. :(

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