Serious Eats did a 62-photo slideshow of one of my favorite stores in NYC:
The soul of the Kalustyan’s operation. 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.
It’s a great store no matter what you’re cooking. From about 50 varieties of honey to dozens of gluten-free flours, they stock it all. (When I go to a grocery store in the sticks I just sit there and marvel. So much space and so little selection.)