Whether you want to pick up ingredients for suppu kandja, or you think keeping a few scotch bonnets in your fridge will deter your roommates from midnight raids on your leftovers, check out Adja Khady. This wholesale market on 116th Street right in the heart of Le Petit Senegal sells halal meats and fish, as well as Senegalese imports like baobab syrup, spiced coffee grounds, and a whole lot of palm oil.
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When you can’t find what you’re looking for at big chain grocery stores, head to the 29 spots on this guide.
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