Local Asian shops

Here at Cracking Curries we want to collate a list of handy, local Asian shops where you can buy things like chillies, garlic and dried spices very cheaply – always at a fraction of the price of the supermarkets. And we need your help. Can you recommend one?


For example, a handful of green chillies will cost you over £1 in a supermarket – but around 20p in one of these shops. True, they’re not always handy on your way home from work. But if you want to use the real stuff and save loads of money, you can stock up once a week or a fortnight.

In East London, there are loads. Our favourites are Taj Stores and Bangla City on Brick Lane. In Glasgow, the family favourite is KRK on Woodlands Road.

So, wherever you live – from Newcastle to Nottingham – if you know of a good Asian shop that’s fairly central, let us know. We’ll stick it on the website, city by city – so that newcomers can benefit from your local knowledge. Let’s get cracking!

Leave your recommendations of good local shops, that you have used, at the end of this post. Or tweet us at @CrackingCurries. And leave a first name at least, so we can credit you. Thankyou! x

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5 thoughts on “Local Asian shops”

  1. Best stores in Liverpool……Lodge Lane Superstore, Tak in Smithdown Road, Halal shop in Lawrence Road and last but certainly not least…Mattas in Bold Street.An excellent family run business established over 40 years.

  2. I get all my cheap ingredients, spices, veg, and meat at East West Continental, 254 Fog Lane, Burnage, Manchester. Excellent local shop.

    Jim Crosbie

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