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Today I decided to take an excursion downtown to see if I could find a hookah. After consulting Google, I narrowed it down to 5 places and headed down after work. This review is of 4 of those places, I had the wrong address for the 5th. Name: [b]Shisha International[/b] Location: [b]171 W 4th St New York, NY 10014 (212) 229-0562[/b] Store: [b]Headshop[/b] Website: [b]N/A[/b] Of the four, this was the best. It was also the largest. You walk in and it is your typical shop with glassware. But walk through that to the back room and you are greeted by a floor to ceiling set of shelves of hookahs. Both sides. There are also some on shelves by the doorway and others on top of display cases. They range from cheap pieces to some big funky pieces (they had one made to look like a tree). They also had Mya Saray, I recognized a QT right off. The Myas started at $75 for the QT (I believe) with the Chic at $85 (remember, this is in a brick and mortar in New York). They also had a bunch of loose hoses, mostly Myas. The display case next to the hoses had a great selection of shisha as well as vases, bowls, and other accessories. Name: [b]Smoking Culture[/b] Location: [b]177 W 4th Street New York, NY 10014 212-555-4616[/b] Store: [b]Headshop[/b] Website: [b]http://www.smokingculturenyc.com[/b] This was just a few doors down from Shisha International. Their website is very snazzy looking and has discount coupons. Their shop was a bit of a let down. I thought, based on what I saw online, that they'd have a great hookah selection as well as accessories. I was disappointed. They had a case in the back with hookahs, a couple bowls and some other accessories. I didn't really notice shisha or coals. The guy there couldn't tell me much about hookahs, I don't recall if I even asked where they were made. I saw one of those metal coal screens and I could swear the price tag on it said 15.00 (at hookah-shisha.com they're 2.00) Name: [b]Smoking Stop/Smoking Shop[/b] Location: [b]45 Christopher St New York, NY 10014 212-929-1151[/b] Store: [b]Headshop[/b] Website: [b]N/A[/b] This stop didn't really leave a big impression. They had a not bad selection but the prices were a bit high. Name: [b]Blue Nile[/b] Location: [b]324 Bleecker St New York, NY 10014 (646) 336-1118[/b] Store: [b]Headshop[/b] Website: [b]N/A[/b] While this place did not have the selection of Shisha International, I got the feeling the guy working there cared about the hookahs and wasn't just "Yeah, we have 'em." They carried Sahara Smoke hookahs as their brand name, in addition to the cheap stuff ("You don't want those, they're not nearly as well made"). I was interested in a Sahara Smoke [url="http://saharasmoke.com/store/small-sahara-genie-bubble-hookah.html"]blue model [/url]which had good heft ("This is pyrex glass, those over there are just regular glass.") and a vortex bowl (he made a point of pointing it out). The price was a little high, I liked it but not enough. He did the "I can give it to you for" but I just didn't love it enough. So on my excursion, the first and last places I visited were the best. I will probably be back to Shisha International, if only to look at the hookahs.
Name: [b]Smoker's Express[/b] Location: [b]3807 Otter Street, Bristol, PA 19007-3618 [/b][b](215) 788-4846[/b][b] [/b]intersection of Otter Street and Route 413 - Next to Penco Tech Store: [b]Cigarette store with some pipe and hookah supplies.[/b] Website: [b]N/A[/b] I stop here sometimes when I hear the "Oh, you're running out, can you pick up some smokes?". I hit there because their prices are good. And I can peruse their hookah. You wouldn't expect a place like this (smoke shop essentially at the base of a bridge, the other side of the river it's liquor stores and gas stations) to carry hookahs and shisha. Whenever I go in, I check out their hookah. They don't have many, but they must do OK because I see the stock changing. I usually have one of the guys there pull one out of the case for me to examine. "These are Egyptian, very good quality. If you want something in particular, let me know and I will get it for you." The last time I was there (within the past week), they had added some tiny US$19.00 models and a display for Fantasia Shisha (the Cuban Mojito stuck in my brain). Updates next time I'm there.
Name: [b]Tobacco Leaf[/b] Location: [b]1051 County Line Rd Huntingdon Valley Pa. 19006[/b][b] (215) 942-9166[/b] near the intersection of Second Street Pike and County Line Road Store: [b]Cigar store with pipe and hookah supplies.[/b] Website: [b]http://www.coyotecigarpost.com/[/b] I had heard from an acquaintance that this place carried hookahs so decided to stop in when I was in the area. An older gentleman, probably the owner, asked if he could help me. I told him I was looking for hookahs. "I'm out at the moment, but I'm ordering some more soon, and I need to restock my tobacco. I carry the quality ones, not the Chinese junk." He suggested I call him back in about a week. There was an almost empty display case with a couple boxes of Hookah Hookah Spiced Rum (almost bought a box, looked tasty) and some rolls of charcoal (QLs I presume). I will probably call him back to see when they come in and see what he gets. I'd like to support a shop I can easily drive to on a whim. When I see what he gets, I'll post another review.
Name: [b]Tobacco Leaf[/b] Location: [b]15 South State Street, Newtown (215) 968-4140 next to "Ye Olde Temperance House"[/b] Store: [b]Cigar store with pipe and hookah supplies.[/b] Website: [b]http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tobacco-Leaf/125709880789663?sk=info[/b] I stopped in the first time over the weekend with the intention of getting a hookah for our Hurricane Irene party. Took me a minute to realize that all their hookahs are on top of the cabinets holding their cigars. Ok. I can deal with that. I looked at them and realized that there was something about them when one of the boxes read "Super Hooka". So I asked the guy working there about them. He wasn't able to tell me much other than that they were Chinese made (the prices, just about all were under US$100.00). They were attractive, but from what I've read all over this forum, I decided to stay away. They had a nice selection of shisha, herbal and tobacco. I will post later what they had. I think they had a big display of Starbuzz by the front door. They also had a choice of charcoal, Coconara and I think the QL was three kings. I plan to go back for charcoal and shisha. I'll post more when I know more. As always, call ahead of time for hours.