I know I posted about this store a few years back but I can’t help but write about Kalustyans again. Another one of my favorite spots in New York. When I go to Kalustyans I cant help but go a little crazy. It can be dangerous.
This small shop is a foodies dream. 30 + olive oils from all over the world, every dried fruit imaginable, tons of nuts, chutneys, rice galore, spice central, Japanese soy sauces, even Moroccan lemons. I could go on and on.
My favorite treat is upstairs. Two men who have probably been cooking together and friends for years. Indian food. They usually have 6 different offerings a day. I picked up 2 taste thrills. A combination of eggplant, onions and spices that was incredible, the other was a lentil dish that was crunchy, tasty and delicious. So good. They also carry a variety of Indian breads at the counter stuffed with vegetables or plain or just spinach, spicy and simple. They are all delicious too.
As I said, it is tough to not spend hours in there or buy up everything in sight. I love this place.