San Francisco Indian Grocery Stores, California

India Groceries

Jai Ho Indian Grocery Store   » San Francisco » Directions & Maps

Small Grocery Store, Decent spice section, Indian Produce, Indian snacks and frozen meals, ample parking right outside
1462 Fillmore St California (CA) Phone: 415 567 1070

New India Bazar   » San Francisco » Directions & Maps

Small Grocery Store, Indian foods, fresh produce & spices, curry leaves, Bollywood film rentals, Mangoes
1107 Polk Street California (CA) Phone: 415 928 4553

Neelam Pacific Market   » San Bruno » Directions & Maps

North indian and south indian groceries, pricey vegetables, spices, rice, paneer cheese made from grass fed milk
492 San Mateo Ave California (CA) Phone: 650 583 5024

India Food Market   » San Bruno » Directions & Maps

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650 San Bruno Ave E California (CA) Phone: 650 877 9599

Salama Bazaar Indian Groceries   » San Francisco » Directions & Maps

Halal frozen food, Frozen chapatis, Indian Spices and sweets.
603 Geary St California (CA) Phone: 415 800 7698

Spice Ace   » San Francisco » Directions & Maps

contemporary boutique carrying 350+ spices, herbs & extracts from all over the world.
1821 Steiner St California (CA) Phone: 415 885 3038

Samiramis Imports   » San Francisco » Directions & Maps

Mediterranean / Middle eastern grocery store.
2990 Mission St California (CA) Phone: 415 824 6555

Buy Indian Groceries Online

Please note that some of the grocery stores may have closed down, make sure you phone ahead b4 you go. Fresh Indian Vegetables Normally Arrive on Thursdays, Fridays Or Weekends in India Grocery Stores! The selection & quality of vegetables depends on the day you visit.

Essential Spices & Herbs for Indian Cooking

Having the right spices and ingredients in your kitchen will help you get started to try out the wonderful Indian recipes. Indian grocery stores offer almost all spices, grains (rice, wheat - atta ), dried pulses and lentils that are necessary for indian cooking. India Spices are staple in curries and curry powders, Garam Masala is a spice mix used in Indian Cooking.

Indian Spices

Turmeric, Black pepper (Kali Mirchi), Cumin, Red Chilli Powder (Dried Red Chili Pepper), Coriander (Dhania), Cardamom (Elaichi black & green), Cloves (Laung), Nutmeg and mace, Cassia bark (Chinese cinnamon), Mustard seeds (yellow, black, or brown), Fenugreek, Saffron (Kesar), Asafoetida (Hing), Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)

Indian Herbs

Garlic (Lehsun), Ginger (Adrak), Fresh Curry Leaves, Fresh Coriander (Hara Dhaniya), Green Chili Pepper (hari mirch)

Desi Snacks

Most Indian grocery stores have an aisle specifically dedicated to snacks from India : chevda, aloo bhujia, Bombay mix, spiced chickpeas, bhelpuri, charmuri

Indian Tea

Masala Chai, Darjeeling & Assam Teas, herbal teas

Indian Vegetables : Fresh Produce

Okra (Bhindi), Eggplant (Baigan, Brinjal), Bitter Gourd (Karela), Bottle Gourd (Lauki - Kaddu - Doodhi), Coriander leaves, Ivy Gourd - Tindora, Coconut

Indian Biscuits Snacks and Cookies

Bourbon biscuit,parle, glucose, marie, monaco, macvities, khari, tea toast, chikki, twi, cadbury, nestle

Flours, Rices

Basmati Rice, Sona Masoori, Jasmin Rice, Wheat Floor (Atta), Besan Floor, Sooji Floor, Rava Foor


Toor Dal, Moong Dal, Urad Dal, Chana Dal, Urad Dal, Kabuli Chana, Kala Chana, Masoor Dal, Whole Moong

India Movies Rentals : Indian Languages

Most Indian Stores let you rent current Bollywood movies and other regional languages : Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada

india spices

Pooja Items in Desi Stores

Puja Samagri for religious ceremony, Mandirs, Idols, Incense

Watch out for Expired Items in Desi Stores

Desi Grocery Store

Indian Grocery stores (aka desi store) typically offer standard Indian cooking needs such as dals, rice, spices, sweets, fresh Indian vegetables, relishes and chutneys but some of them offer small chat and quick bites option with fresh and traditional indian food among other things.

Indian Grocery Store is not just about buying food. It's also the place to get advice about what the good neighborhoods are, how to find an apartment, even employment and much more...

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