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dtud Aug 18, 2006 01:02 AM

I'm moving to a place where there is VERY little selection at the grocery store.

Is there somewhere that has a large selection (without outrageous prices/shipping) for food online? I'm looking for asian foods (canned/boxed) as well as things like bottled/canned roasted red peppers, chiles, artichokes, etc.

Any help would be appreciated!

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  1. mabziegurl RE: dtud Aug 18, 2006 05:12 AM

    i think amazon just decided to start grocery... not sure on their prices, but i was reading that they tested it out and it was a hit... never used it though...

    it looks like ur in te LA area not sure where but vons i believe offers online shopping and delivery in the area...

    1. ChinoWayne RE: dtud Aug 18, 2006 05:22 AM

      In the L.A. area Vons, Albertsons and Stater Brothers offer web ordering and home delivery. I have been using Vons for a few years. Ralphs also offers special ordering via their web site for UPS shipment.

      There are a zillion web stores out there that offer food stuffs, usually when I am looking for a particular item, and don't have a web store in mind, I just google the name of the item, and Google will return a bunch of hits on retailers.

      Here are a few purveyors that do national distibution to get you started:

      http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/

      http://www.capriflavors.com/mulino_bi...

      http://www.igourmet.com/

      http://www.claros.com/

      https://www.dartagnan.com/index.asp

      http://farawayfoods.com/

      http://importfood.com/

      https://www.surfasonline.com/company/...

      http://www.theoriginalstore.com/

      1. Pamela RE: dtud Aug 18, 2006 05:28 AM

        Well, while the original poster is currently in Los Angeles, s/he indicated s/he is moving to a city that has extremely limited selection of ethnic food, suggesting the move is definitely out of the Los Angeles (or anywhere remotely urban or near urban) area.

        I wonder if the original poster can be more specific as to where s/he is moving. Perhaps a Chowhound in the area has knowledge of where to purchase ethnic-specific food in the area.

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          dtud RE: Pamela Aug 19, 2006 08:59 PM

          Colfax, Washington. . . .

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          Pizzaiolo RE: dtud Aug 18, 2006 05:40 AM

          If you like Spanish imports like oils, cheeses, charcuterie, and the like, check out La Espanola Meats. They have a wide selection of roasted piquillo peppers.

          If you are currently in L.A., check out their store in Harbor City before you move away.

          http://www.laespanolameats.com/

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            fauchon RE: dtud Aug 18, 2006 01:14 PM

            Definitely take a look at Kalustyan...top notch all around with a huge variety + lots of mid-Eastern & Asian choices...

            www.kalustyans.com

            Zingerman's is also excellent tho less on the mid-Eastern/Asian side...

            http://www.zingermans.com/Index.pasp

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