Originally uploaded by lools.
I found my way to Kalustyans last weekend after a heavy but delicious meal at Chennai Garden nearby.
I just wanted to pick up some spices for a Tandoori Gobi recipe that I was planning to cook for dinner. But from the minute I walked into the door, I was totally enchanted by the sights and smells coming from every corner of the store. So this is where the serious cooks in New York get their special ingredients from!
I spent over an hour in the store and couldn't get enough of it. They had over 30 different varieties of chillis alone - from Ancho and Bird's Eye to Habanero and my favourite Kashmiri Mirchi. And the prices seemed pretty reasonable as well.
In addition to spices, Kalustyans stocks an amazing array of ingredients for Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Spanish and Middlen Eastern Cuisine. Definitely a destination that I will be returning to time and again.
123 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016
Mon - Sat 10am-8pm EST
Sun/Holiday 11am-7pm EST
TEL : 212-685-3451