Top Spots To Buy Herbs And Spices In NYC

Tanvi Malik

We highlight the top ten shops in New York City where you can source herbs, spices, teas and oils to create home remedies. We specify places that offer classes and consultation services that educate you on how to treat your body organically.

Flower Power Herbs and Roots, Inc.

Selling all types of herbs, roots, flowers, seeds, oils, extracts and much more, Flower Power is your go-to spot for not just bulk orders, but also very knowledgeable staff. Some uses for their products are teas, infusions, cooking, aromatherapy, beauty products and even decoration. Take a look at their books for ideas for application or stop by one their workshops in order to learn from their in-store Wise Woman/Flower Shaman.


A specialty market for Indian and Middle Eastern spices and teas, Kalustyan’s is a world apart from its competitors in Murray Hill, which is famous for its ethnic shops and restaurants. Walk towards the back on the main floor through aisles of dried fruits, rose water and various oils until you get to the spices section where you can find at least ten variations of each spice, sourced from different countries across the region. Upstairs is a haven for tea enthusiasts, as you can find dozens of different blends of loose tea or you can even mix your own.

Kamwo Meridian Herbs

Kamwo Meridian Herbs has been around for years supplying and educating customers with the best in Chinese medicine. High quality products, along with professional resources and patient guides make this a one-of-a-kind pharmacy. On-staff doctors and specialists will help you find the treatment you need based entirely on diet and natural supplements. Also available are personal care products, home goods and massage equipment.

Sacred Vibes

With the intention to not just treat but educate, enlighten and nurture, Sacred Vibes Apothecary works to transform lives, helping people become their best, most authentic selves. Offering classes, consultations and products in store and online, they cater to specific needs with herbal capsules, tea blends, seasonings, resins, burning agents and much more. Visit them for a holistic lifestyle experience.

Remedies Herb Shop

Find organic, chemical-free and environmentally friendly goodies for you, your friends and, most importantly, your pets at Remedies Herb Shop. They sell loose herbs, spices, roots, barks, flower essences, essential oils and tinctures for every need. If you aren’t one for apothecary, they also sell finished products alongside the ingredients. Join in on a specialty class or event to gain knowledge on the best remedies for any ailment.

Radical Herb Shop

More than just herbs, Radical Herb Shop also boasts a range of tinctures, formulas and supplements. Call or stop by to get advice on the best products for you, or if you are a practitioner, reach out to place orders in bulk. Services include naturopathy and acupuncture by appointment, and consultations are available with doctors, registered nurses and dieticians. If you are new to the practice, join in on a medicine-making class to get better acquainted.

Lin Sister Herb

Started years ago by Lin herself when she was a new immigrant, the story of Lin Sister is that she was exposed to poison ivy but could not afford proper treatment. From her years in China she knew that honeysuckle is an ingredient often used to treat dermatological conditions and self-treated the rash. Within hours, she saw an improvement. Since then, Lin has been dedicated to serving affordable treatments with the use of her own formulas and custom herbal prescriptions.

Union Square Greenmarket

The Union Square Greenmarket is known for many things – the cleanest meats, seasonal produce, fresh bread and even homebrewed cider. However, it also has an incredibly large variety of fresh flowers and herbs that can be used for health and beauty. Take a walk around the park and pick up lavender to help calm you and prevent insomnia, wheatgrass to give you an immunity boost, cinnamon to help neurological function and much more. Get creative with your concoctions or use tried and tested remedies.


Located in Nolita, Madhufalla serves both loyal customers and curios passers-by with its organic, raw and natural products. The Japanese-owned shop has fresh wheatgrass as well as bottled herbs and teas. Ask for advice on which ingredients are best to add to your smoothie or check out the back shelves for gluten-free supplements.

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