My first trip to Kalustyan's was a doosey. Embarrassed to admit I have been back living in NY for three years and never ventured uptown for the sole purpose to visiting this Aladdin's cave of gourmet treasures.
Also embarassed to admit I only wandered in only because I had breakfast with a friend nearby, decided to walk home and spotted the place on my way downtown. Of course I immediately dashed in just to "look".
Powders for six new French macarons flavors and one large bottle of rose extract later, I emerged with a big smile on my face and vowed not to let another three years go by without returning.