This 72-year-old international market just keeps growing and growing and growing. It now encompasses three buildings. But the aisles still feel cramped because they’re so crammed with goodies from all corners of the globe: Korean chili paste, candied violets, Tunisian harissa, Sicilian pistachios, 100 different types of salt, za’atar spice mix from 17 corners of the globe, and every type of spice known to man. Best of all, the store doesn’t let any herb or spice sit on the shelves for more than 3 months. Upstairs is a place to dine on prepared foods. For home cooks, Kalustyan’s is mecca.
- Pauline Frommer