Food treasures in New York City

Spices In the East Village

store front

Begun originally as a spice store catering to the Indian and Bangladeshi communities, the Dual Specialty Store now carries spices and other products from around the world.  Located on First Avenue between 5th and 6th streets, Dual is similar to Kalustyan’s, but with a greater emphasis on spices.

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It’s not just the range of spices that make Dual worth visiting, but the choices within each category. For example, you can find cardamom powder, seeds and pods. Or you can choose ground ginger from among three or four different brands.

Make-your-own teabags

Make-your-own teabags

Dual sells other products besides spices, like varieties of grains, sauces and sweets. One unusual product I found was individual tea filter bags that can be used for brewing fresh tea.

September 11, 2013 - Posted by | Food, international, spices, stores | ,


  1. I love that part of the City and the tea bags are
    a great find!
    Thanks for the info I will check it out when I am in the neighborhood.
    Just reading about the spices conjures their fragrance||.

    Comment by Shirley Friedman | September 12, 2013 | Reply

    • It’s a really fun store. Maybe we could go together

      Comment by nyculinaryfinds | September 12, 2013 | Reply

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