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Where can I get packaged, cooked chestnuts in Brooklyn?

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Jack_ Sep 23, 2006 05:47 PM

My wife bought some a while ago but can't remember were. Didn't find them at the Red Hook Fairway or Whole Foods.

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    dippedberry RE: Jack_ Sep 23, 2006 06:13 PM

    Try Sahadi. They have chestnuts in various guises.

    1. Robotron RE: Jack_ Sep 23, 2006 06:13 PM

      I have seen cooked chestnuts in Chinese supermarkets around the city. It's usually a small bag (6-8 oz) for around a dollar.

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        Cheese Boy RE: Robotron Sep 23, 2006 09:44 PM

        Yes, the chestnuts are usually small in size and the meat is a rather darker colored brown than you're used to seeing (on most). They are completely shelled, and great tasting. I was pleasantly surprised and I think you'll be too.

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          Jack_ RE: Cheese Boy Sep 24, 2006 12:10 AM

          GREat, is there a specific chinese market you've seen them at?

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            Cheese Boy RE: Jack_ Sep 24, 2006 05:19 PM

            That I can't help you with because I buy them wherever I happen to be. I don't remember where I bought them last, but *most* Asian markets will have them.
            Try markets in Chinatown (Manhattan), or markets in Flushing (Queens). Also,
            check out the Brooklyn link I've included below.

            BROOKLYN: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        monicabyrne1101 RE: Jack_ Sep 25, 2006 03:56 PM

        Saw them at Sahadis this weekend!

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          libraryhound RE: Jack_ Sep 25, 2006 05:06 PM

          They have asian vacuum-packed ones at the Met supermarket on smith street near the checkout.

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            erikka RE: Jack_ Sep 25, 2006 05:17 PM

            I saw frozen ones at Trader Joes...

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              rainey RE: Jack_ Sep 25, 2006 05:20 PM

              Whole Foods in SoCal has them in jars. It's a seasonal item and the season is coming up so if you looked again you might find them.

              Good luck!

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                Jack_ RE: Jack_ Sep 26, 2006 12:11 AM

                Thanks all, picked some up at Sahadi

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