|537 State Street, Rochester, NY 14608|
|Hours (as of January 2014)|
|585 325 4564|
Druk Spices Grocery Store is a Nepalese shop in Brown Square. Its name derives from a popular Bhutanese brand. Items for sale include noodles, flour, beans, spices, snacks, and hard-to-find Asian foods. They stock little produce, as most of their Nepalese clientele have their own gardens. At present, the back of the store is being converted to a small cafe offering Himalayan cuisine.
Owner Suk Subba arrived in the United States in 2009. He is one of 2,000 ethnic Nepalese who fled Bhutan and now live in Rochester. During his time in the Nepalese refugee camps he ran a small grocery stall but was unable to obtain a license due to his non-citizen status.
Danielle Priess, "Little Himalaya: Bhutanese refugees set up shop downtown" - (585) magazine (Jan-Feb 2014)
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