Gallery: Market Tours: Dual Specialty Store, an Indian Spice Haven on Curry Row

Dual Specialty Store
Dual Specialty Store
Dual Specialty Store is a few steps down off the street, in the "Curry Row" neighborhood of the East Village.
Beer!
Beer!
Dual Specialty store has always carried a large selection of beer—they're in the East Village, after all.
Chili crystalized ginger
Chili crystalized ginger
Salmal and his family put their own spin on staple snacks.
Masala cashews
Masala cashews
Another Salmal & co. invention.
Oils
Oils
Dual Specialty carries an extensive selection of oils: mustard, avocado, palm, grapeseed, and more.
Chilis
Chilis
Salmal stocks dried chilies from Central and South America.
Red rice
Red rice
Rice is a staple at Dual Specialty. You'll find your classic basmati, jasmine and sticky rices as well as smaller packets of more unusual choices, like black Chinese forbidden rice and Sri Lankan red rice.
Papadums
Papadums
No Indian market would be complete without an extensive selection of roti and papadums.
"The hottest salt in the world"
This salt is mixed with powdered Naga Jolokia chili, the "hottest pepper in the world," named for the most venomous snake in India.
Indian squash
Indian squash
Beauty products
Beauty products
Dual Specialty carries its own line of beauty products, which they source from Morocco.
Moroccan Red Clay
Moroccan Red Clay
"Many women come here looking for this" Salmal noted. "It's great for the skin."
Henna
Henna
At Dual Specialty you'll also find powdered henna.
Candles
Candles
Light a green candle to bring you luck in money; light a white candle for peace.
More than just food
More than just food
A corner by the window is lined with beautiful odds and ends for use in worship and other traditions.