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Korai Kitchen Opens Bangladeshi Grocery Store ‘Hilsa’ in Jersey City

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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There’s a new small business in town — which happens to be the new sister grocery store of the acclaimed Bangladeshi restaurant Korai Kitchen. Located at 822 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, Hilsa, a Bangladeshi grocery store just opened its doors in the last 24 hours. Read on to learn more about Korai Kitchen, its new Bangladeshi grocery store Hilsa, and what to expect.

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Korai Kitchen‘s Journal Square Location

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Since opening in 2018, Rahman and her daughter Nur-E Farhana have been serving up dishes you’d find in a Bangladeshi home, aka a lot of comfort food made the old-fashioned way. Korai Kitchen is located in Journal Square at 576 Summit Avenue and serves up authentic Bangladeshi fare inspired by home recipes — owned by a mother and daughter team. The spot has not only filled an unmet demand for authentic Bangladeshi food among the large South Asian communities in the Jersey City area, but has also attracted crowds all the way from New York City, Long Island, and even Connecticut thanks to a nod from the New York Times. The curry dishes are light and many of the dishes are packed with spices like ginger, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, and turmeric, adding a mouthful of flavor to every dish. There are daily specials, weekend brunch, and a la carte options. Read more about the restaurant here.

About Hilsa Grocery

The official Instagram account for Korai Kitchen posted the following — announcing the opening of its sister store:


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The caption stated, “Exciting news! Our sister store Hilsa Grocery is now officially open at its new location, 822 Newark Avenue! Come by for all your specialty Bangladeshi fish, spices, snacks, halal meat, and more. And don’t forget to follow us at @hilsagrocery.”

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Hilsa’s website has all of the inventory listed and some of the Bangladeshi products patrons can expect to find are fish, halal ground chicken, halal goat, halal beef, natural Dahi yogurt, spices, kalijira rice, vegetable lentil dumplings, beverages, bread, and more. Online ordering is also available.


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