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Black beans in London?

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Rianna Aug 21, 2006 02:25 PM

Anyone know of a place to buy dry or canned black beans in London? Preferably in the north or north-eastern part of the city, but I am desperate enough to travel. Thanks!

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    Rianna Aug 23, 2006 05:03 PM

    Thanks! Although the Waitrose beans were Ok for what I was using them for, I agree that the consistency was weird (very mushy). Thanks for the tip.

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      abgilliam Aug 22, 2006 09:41 PM

      just fyi, i have tried the dried and canned black beans at waitrose and sainsbury, and neither have the consistency of those available in america. i have searched diligently for the past 6 years.... i finally ordered from lupe pintos, in edinburgh, and also from a small mexican caterer in se london , www.elaztecafood.co.uk . incidentally, that company cooks and delivers authentic, very decent (much better than any other we have had in london) meals every friday.

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        Rianna Aug 22, 2006 11:37 AM

        Thanks, especially for the offer to haul some back for me. After some more research yesterday I discovered that Waitrose has just started stocking them.

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        1. re: Rianna
          Candy Aug 22, 2006 02:35 PM

          You are quite welcome.

        2. Candy Aug 21, 2006 08:56 PM

          If you are not desperate to have them tomorrow, I can bring you a couple of lbs. dried black beans in early October

          1. mnosyne Aug 21, 2006 03:59 PM

            Last month I saw some Mexican foods on the shelves at Partridges' in Duke of York Square on King's Road. Good luck.

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