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Looking for Jerusalem cous cous

Deanna Feb 18, 2002 09:38 AM

I tried Jerusalem cous cous for the first time recently and I'm hooked! I can't seem to find it in bulk grain areas of stores. Has anyone seen this in a SF grocery store recently? It's like cous cous but about the size of a small pea, very chewy and yummy...


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    Nancy Berry Feb 18, 2002 10:07 AM

    Look for Israeli couscous in the Jewish sections of most grocery stores. You can also buy pilaf-style mixes that use Israeli couscous in the section where they sell rice pilaf mixes. I've seen this type of couscous at Whole Foods, Tower Market, Safeway, etc.

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    1. re: Nancy Berry
      jenniferfishwilson Feb 19, 2002 12:23 AM

      I can only add one store to Nancy's very complete list: Ratto's in Oakland.

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      Karen M. Feb 18, 2002 12:01 PM

      I'm pretty sure that I saw it at Rainbow Grocery, where you could buy it in bulk.

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        jim Feb 18, 2002 08:22 PM

        Bought it for quite a while at Rainbow Grocery in bulk- but it was missing the last two times I looked for it... I've seen it at Whole Foods at double the price [like most everything at that store].. haven't looked recently...

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          Katherine Feb 18, 2002 08:23 PM

          I just got some in the kosher section at Safeway. Comes in an orange/red package.

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            derek Feb 19, 2002 01:23 AM

            I will add Cohen's Kosher Butchers (on Geary) Tel Aviv Market (on Irving) and I've also seen it in the kosher section of Andronicos (on Irving) It is known as "Israeli Couscous"

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              ohdebbieo Aug 2, 2010 09:50 AM

              I got some at Berkeley Bowl West a few weeks ago, in the bulk section.

              Berkeley Bowl West
              920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

              1. wineguy7 Aug 2, 2010 01:00 PM

                Parkside Farmers Market has it. Taraval and 16th Avenue, San Francisco.

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                  budnball Aug 2, 2010 05:34 PM

                  It is also known as pearl couscous and can be found at Trader Joes and Cosentino markets.

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                    Richard C.Spross Aug 3, 2010 01:16 PM

                    You might call the folks at Oakland Kosher Foods on Lakeshore ave. in Oakland.
                    Richard Spross

                    Lakeshore Cafe
                    3257 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

                    Oakland Kosher Foods
                    3419 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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