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Mastihashop NY

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145 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002 40.720361 -73.989119
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-0895 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Gourmet Shops/Produce
Photo by Maura Murnanae

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Official Website

mastihashopny.com

Hours

Tue-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm; Mon, closed

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Gourmet Shops/Produce

Profile

It’s unlikely many people have ever heard of mastiha, a natural resin excreted from the trunk of the evergreen Mediterranean schinos tree. But most visitors to this one-room sliver of a shop are intrigued by the substance’s therapeutic properties. Proponents of mastiha, which is grown in only eighteen villages on the Greek island of Chios, claim it eases digestive disorders and rejuvenates tired-looking skin. Greek sisters Artemis and Kalliopi Kohas opened this first U.S. outpost of the chain started by the Chios Mastiha Growers Association, a cooperative that monopolizes the trade of mastiha in Greece. Shelves of impeccably packaged mastiha-based foods—think pasta, extra virgin olive oil, a flat honey pie with almonds—sit side-by-side with mastiha health and beauty products like face cream, shower gel, toothpaste, and soap. At the tasting corner, shoppers are encouraged to sample Turkish delight, gum, and sweet mastiha paste (dip it in water to create your own lollipop), and discover the healing power of this natural resource for themselves.

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