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Calling all Australians in NYC!

Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Calling all Australians in NYC!

I'm a New Yorker heading to Chicago for the weekend to visit a high school friend and her Australian boyfriend. They recently moved into together, so I'm looking for a housewarming gift with a possible Australian theme.

Does anyone know of a store in NYC that sells Australian gifts, souvenirs, or transportable food items?
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Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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The wine discount store on Broadway on Astor Place sells Australian wine, and I'm sure it is available at lots of wine stores in the city.
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Old Jul 11th, 2006, 11:31 AM
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Wine will probably be my backup, but I'm hoping to find something a little more random like kangaroo jerky
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Old Jul 11th, 2006, 12:46 PM
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Just as an fyi - Astor Wines is not on Broadway and Astor Place, anymore.

They moved about 2 months ago to Lafayette, about a couple of blocks south of Astor Place.
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Old Jul 11th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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There's some info here about Australian gourmet food products that might still be available at Dean & Deluca.
http://www.benjaminchristie.com/article/147/

Many of the food "stuff" the Aussies like are also English like Bovril, Marmite... Vegimite is Australian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite

I don't know where it's sold though. I think I've heard Chinatown.
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Old Jul 11th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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I don't live in NY, but if you find Tim Tams, you'll probably make a fan for life. Ordering a pack or so for my Australian has helped smooth many a boneheaded move on my part (but I usually order what she likes just because she likes it... just to make that clear.... )


World Market has them here, but they're labeled as Arnott's Chocolate Biscuits. They may have them in the NYC as well. World Market carries quite a few Australian food items.

To get an idea of what Aussie ex-pats order for themselves, check www.simplyoz.com

ps - vegemite is well known, but I do know it's an acquired taste not all Australians have acquired. Personally, I can see why... ugh. lol



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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 03:11 AM
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I 2nd the rec for Tim Tams! Yummmm!
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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 04:36 AM
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You guys are fantastic...I'll start hunting for Tim Tams today. Thank you!!!
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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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Has anyone been to Tuckshop on 1st St. and 1st Ave.? I'm trying to figure out whether they stock retail goods in addition to prepared food.
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