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I've run out of chickpea flour & asafoetida (both of which I've always got when over in the UK until now).
Does anyone know - definetively - where I can get some in Zurich?

(No joy at Barkat or the one on Langstr. next door to Casablanca)
I bought chickpea flour two weeks ago in a shop called New Asia Market on Feldstrasse right by Kalkbreite tram stop.
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Old 19.09.2009, 19:25
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Hi! Does anyone know of any ethnic grocery stores just cross the border, perhaps in Waldshut-Tiengen? I would like to be able to buy 1eu tofu and not CHF5
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Old 08.10.2009, 17:58
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Aggarwal's have moved. He told me once that the new place is around the cnr on Kernstrasse and someone else said that it's a really big place.

So their main grocery section isn't on Langstr anymore, but you could go there to ask for directions.

Unless someone here has their new address?
Yes you are right. I went by there this afternoon. The old place on Langstrasse 62 has become a takeaway and the new place is 2 minutes walk on Kernstrasse 27. It's a bigger, cleaner and well served store.

I only went looking for stewing lamb and came out with 2 grocery bags packed full. Fresh vegetables, meats, fish, spices, starches, pickles, ready made foods, etc... they've got a lot of stuff.

Here's a good tip: there's a brand of ready made curries called `Haldiram's Minute Khana.` on sale at Aggarwals. There are about 5 or 6 different varieties of these ready made veg curries which taste as good if not better than the real thing. Here's a link to a pic of the products:

http://www.indianblend.com/site/664954/product/RTE-19

When I can't be bothered with cooking, I open up a packet of these, reheat for 2 minutes and have a delicious dinner. Enjoy currying!

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Old 28.10.2009, 19:58
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Just bumping up - the shopping tour has quite a good number for this Saturday - more are welcome!

Join us for a two hour tour for ingredients for your Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Middle-eastern cuisine, fresh foods, frozen supplies and plenty of condiments

See the forum calendar for the "Foods of the World" shopping tour - sat 31st October...

Next tour will probably be either straight before Christmas, or once the silly season is finished...
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Old 06.12.2009, 09:22
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

I recently moved to Lausanne and found your info helpful! Thanks ..
Will check them out on Monday
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

hello there,

I think it will be a very good idea. I have also been thinking about having an indian store with some jewellery and handicrafts from India. A store where the moment one enters , it will remind them of India. Do let me know if you need a hand in setting up things. I have been asking since a while if someone would be interested in setting up something.

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Hi i am thinking of starting a Supermarket near bern of anything and everything for a Indian grocery all vegetarian items from all over the world.
Ill also have a restaurant there adjcent to the store and hotel to stay above the shop and restaurant.
It will be wholesale and retail as well we have also planned to do order by website and we deliver.
The samosas and snacks we will supply from the store are also available in supermarkets in London.
Can you please let me know your veiws if there is a need for such a store or not.
Thank you
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Lots of ethnic shops around the bus terminal area in Bern.
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Old 22.09.2010, 11:35
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Interesting thread and very useful, thks. Does anybody know where to find an african food store? - Moving to Zurich in a few weeks
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

what products are you looking for?
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Old 22.09.2010, 11:59
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Lately, grape leaves. At the time, it was more Chinese things.
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Lately, grape leaves. At the time, it was more Chinese things.
And you have no Vineyards locally?
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

The thing is you can't use just any sort of grape leaves...they should have a certain texture.

By the way @kdelval,
What do you cook with grape leaves? Greek speciality - Stuffed grape leaves? I love 'em..
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Old 22.09.2010, 18:58
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

My Yiayia (grandmother) always said that they need to be the wild ones. I just don't see wild ones around here. Yes, for dolmades.
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I posted this in the restaurants thread but thought it might worth starting a new thread. Never know what's hidden.


Asian/Thai/Vietnamese

New Asia Market
Feldstrasse 24
+41 44 241 80 00

It's the biggest I know in Zurich. Relatively new.

Thanh Hung Import + Export AG,
Wehntalerstr. 280, 8046 Zürich
Tel. 01-371 38 77, Fax 01-371 39 55

They do have lots and I go here quite often.

Indian

Aggarwal Indian Food
Langstr. 62
8004 Zürich ZH 044 241 28 79


Awsome info ,I hope i will get some of Indian stuff from here. specially looking for white dry peas which i haven't seen in aggrawals also.and some indian fishes.
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

Just found an online Indian store called Little India http://www.little-india.ch/shop/index.php

Selection seems good, prices seem reasonable, and the delivery charge isn't too bad either. I imagine it would be very useful for people who live in the middle of nowhere or have no ethnic shops around.
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

What determines if a store is ethnic? Doesn't everyone come from a their own ethnicity(s). If it was a store featuring UK,or Norwegian products would that still be considered an ethnic store?
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What determines if a store is ethnic? Doesn't everyone come from a their own ethnicity(s). If it was a store featuring UK,or Norwegian products would that still be considered an ethnic store?
Seriously rrs, if you have nothing better to do that ask needless pedantic questions in an old and well-established thread whose intentions are obvious to anyone without serious mental difficulties, then I suggest finding some new hobbies.
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Seriously rrs, if you have nothing better to do that ask needless pedantic questions in an old and well-established thread whose intentions are obvious to anyone without serious mental difficulties, then I suggest finding some new hobbies.
No lol, just wondered why it was so, don't know what's worse me asking or you answering. lol
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Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores

I went to aggrawal which is an Indian store just off of Claraplatz in Basel, it is great! They also have Mexican food and ingredients and the service is superb...I loved the ready made Chapatti as well (in a bag) just looking forward to making my own as well.
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What determines if a store is ethnic? Doesn't everyone come from a their own ethnicity(s). If it was a store featuring UK,or Norwegian products would that still be considered an ethnic store?
very good question.
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