'Kalustyan's' on Serious Eats

Where to Eat with Vegetarians and Meat Lovers in NYC: An Omnivorous Guide to 60 Restaurants

Being a vegetarian in New York isn't the challenge it used to be, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Sure, most restaurants these days offer one or two decent vegetarian options, but sometimes you don't want the pasta or a meal made cobbled together from side dishes. With that in mind, here are 60 recommendations for restaurants that accommodate vegetarians without disappointing carnivores. More

A Tour of Kalustyan's, the Indian Specialty Food Megastore

Of all the ethnic markets in this city, few are as beloved (or well-stocked) as Kalustyan's in Murray Hill. You may think you've seen Indian grocery stores, but until you've seen Kalustyan's, you don't really know the meaning of holy-crap-that's-a-lot-of-spices. We decided it was high time to give a photo tour of everything the store has to offer. Check out the slideshow for an aisle-by-aisle guide to this crazy warehouse of edible joy. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Mujadara from Kalustyan's

The Mujadara sandwich was heavy. When we unwrapped it back at HQ, we could see why—it was a pita pocket lined with tahini and hot sauce, and stuffed to the brim with delicious, still toothsome lentils. Tomato and lettuce were present as well, both slightly warm and wilted from the residual heat, taking on the flavors of the lentils. More

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