7. New York Lanka Grocery

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One of the only Sri Lankan groceries in all of the five boroughs, New York Lanka, also known as Ceylon Grocery, offers a selection of Sri Lankan specialties, as well as products from India, the Philippines, and the Middle East. Located in Tompkinsville, New York Lanka offers a variety of fruits and vegetables like jackfruit, wood apple, which is actually like tamarind, and mangosteen. Additionally, there are many frozen items like fish and pre-packaged roti as well as many dried goods and spices. They also offer a selection of snacks like kokis, crispy rice flour in a star or pinwheel shape, and sev, crunchy noodles mixed with spices.

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