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Dual Specialty Store

91 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.72616 -73.986393
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-6045 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Gourmet Shops/Produce
Photo by Dave Ratzlow

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Hours

Daily, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

From the street, the unassuming entrance to this basement-level Indian market gives no hint of the huge selection of foodstuffs, snacks, and health and beauty products to be found inside. If the blast of sandalwood incense lures you, you'll find several long aisles literally stacked to the ceiling with goods from all over the Subcontinent. Hard-to-find Indian brands of packaged vegetarian foods and Ayurvedic toiletries share shelf space with cheap, bulk-sized bags of spices, nuts, dried herbs, rice, lentils and grains. The shop prepares its own line of masalas, sauces and chutneys, among them a mango chutney that's as good as the overpriced varieties you'll find in gourmet stores, and comes in 24-ounce jars that should last for more than a few meals. There's also a wowing side room filled with what must be among the East Village's most comprehensive selection of beers—400 international brews, to be exact.

Extra

Beyond comestibles, the store showcases an impressive array of essential oils and incense, as well as traditional Indian tableware.

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