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where to buy young coconuts?

shimpiphany Jul 24, 2006 12:50 AM

my SO is crazy for the young coconut juice. where is a good place to buy them in bulk? down in socal the ranch 99 markets carried them - anything comparable up here?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: shimpiphany Jul 24, 2006 01:16 AM

    We have 99 Ranch here.

    I see them at Mexican and Asian markets.

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      shimpiphany RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 24, 2006 05:57 PM


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        kc72 RE: shimpiphany Jul 24, 2006 11:05 PM

        Ranch 99?

        El Cerrio/Richmond
        Daly City
        and a couple more around the Bay Area

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      sailorbuoys RE: shimpiphany Jul 24, 2006 05:01 AM

      Berkely Bowl carries 3-4 'ages" of young coconuts. If you're in the food biz you can go before they open to buy in bulk, otherwise i would just ask them what their case price is.

      For real wholesale buys, try Cook's. they are located in the produce docks, SF.

      Monterey Market would be another source. And if you want one with your meal, they have em at Vik's Chaat House in berekeley.

      1. Carb Lover RE: shimpiphany Jul 24, 2006 05:39 AM

        Lion Market in the South Bay carries them for around $1ea. Mmmm...chilled young coconut juice sounds pretty good right about now...

        Photo of young coconut from Lion:

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          Anya L RE: shimpiphany Jul 24, 2006 05:04 PM

          New May Wah market on Clement St. has them.

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            60s Girl RE: shimpiphany Apr 10, 2009 09:19 AM

            I know this is an old thread, but I recently had a restaurant salad that contained "young smoked coconut." It was absolutely delicious--tasted something like to bacon. Is anyone else familiar with this product? I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to buy the young coconut smoked (without having to smoke it myself!) Thanks in advance.

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              wolfe RE: 60s Girl Apr 10, 2009 09:30 AM

              How much and how badly do you want it?

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                60s Girl RE: wolfe Apr 10, 2009 05:48 PM

                OMG! Minimum order 1,400 cartons...I really like the stuff, but I'm not sure I could eat that much in a lifetime. Thanks for the research. Some day, maybe it will be available in small packages. :-)

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