Every nook and cranny is stuffed with some sort of sauce, root, dried fruit or cooking device. A gem in New York City and heaven for those inspired gourmet cooks. Kalustyan's is the place to go for all your cooking needs, no matter how esoteric or specialised. They have a huge range of spices and condiments, and by no means are they limited to Indian-style items--they have everything. VISIT SITE
Although it is small, it manages to carry everything and I am amazed! It specializes in West Indian groceries, and you will find everything you are looking for. Fresh produce, low prices, and open 24/7. What more could you ask for?
It's primarily takeout but they have a decent range of groceries.The restaurant is open 7 days for lunch and dinner and the food is consistently delicious. The food is fantastic! The sweet plantains are always perfect. I'd recommend takeout over dine in, because the dine in can be slow.
The place to be for everything Puerto Rico without leaving New York. If you are curious or are familiar with Puerto Rican Products, culture and cuisine, this is the place for you. Located in Brooklyn, who knew that a shortcut to Puerto Rico existed right in our backyard.
You will find every thing you need here- from rare fruits and spices to Caribbean sauces and Asian noodles... the selections range from Latino (mexican, puerto rican, dominican, venezuelan, etc.) to Haitian and generic American groceries.
Essex Market is an indoor market with a bunch of vendors, some in stalls and some in the same open space. The Porto Rico stall while not as comprehensive as their other shops is still great for a fresh coffee and supplies.
Fantastic local bodega. The food is fresh, the staff friendly. Anything you need in a pinch, you can probably get here. They have everything you could possibly need from a decent beer selection to home made wine to a fresh deli and produce to soap.
Items from Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba etc...etc...Produce is very inexpensive and the variety is mind blowing! Wonderful selection of Latin American products - every kind of fresh and dried chile pepper you can imagine and other South American products as well, like Peruvian dried potatoes and blue corn flour. They have all kinds of unique produce and ethnic grocery items as well as regular grocery items.
They stock a wide variety of Caribbean food: Barbadian food, Jamaican food, Trinidadian food, Guyanese food, and food from other Caribbean islands.