The One Place in NYC for the BEST Spices & Teas


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I really miss being closer to this treasure trove, but no matter where you're located in the city, it's worth a visit. (Even if you can't pronounce the name 100% correctly...!)

Kalustyan’s is located in Manhattan's "Curry Hill" area at 123 Lexington Avenue.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Kalustyan’s may just be **the** best international spice market -ever.

Operating out of the same shop since 1944, they seem to stock every spice, grain, cracker, tea and chutney IMAGINABLE in the world from India to Italy, along with just the right implements, whether it be a tagine, chai teapot or an incense burner.


It’s a certainly a foodie mecca, not just for the seemingly infinite varieties of foods and international kitchen tools, but for the outstanding middle-eastern/mediterranean nosh served at their cafe upstairs.

Once you get to Lex between 28th and 29th Streets, just follow your nose to that wonderful, wonderful aroma that is Kalustyan’s!

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