- $15 for $20 worth of spices and other groceries
Excluding dried fruits or nuts, this Groupon is valid for all Kalustyan's brand products, including spices, lentils, flour, beans, grains, and other groceries. Hundreds of spices include those popular in Mediterranean, Asian, Middle-Eastern, and Spanish cooking. See the selection listing here.
"Food of Nations" reads the sign above the entryway at Kalustyan's, and if anything, that's an understatement. A mainstay of New York's food scene since 1944, the market specializes in Indian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern ingredients but boasts items from more than 75 countries, including Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and Lebanon. Within its walls, customers can browse hundreds of chutneys, dozens of olive varieties, dried and preserved seafood products from nam pla to escargot, and almost 150 kinds of pickles. Martha Stewart even called the store "one of my favorite places to shop for unique spices and hard-to-find ingredients." But New York Magazine may have best worded the joy of browsing through this shop: "[Kaluystan's is] the Willy Wonka of imported goods."
What some people are buzzing about:
“Wonderful fresh spices.”
“Great variety of ethnic foods and spices.”
“the Mudjadhara (a lentil stuffing like food from heaven which I am sure I have misspelled) must be tasted to be beleived”