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Where can I get packaged, cooked chestnuts in Brooklyn?

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.


  1. j
    Jack_ Sep 26, 2006 12:11 AM

    Thanks all, picked some up at Sahadi

    1. r
      rainey 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!

      1. e
        erikka Sep 25, 2006 05:17 PM

        I saw frozen ones at Trader Joes...

        1. l
          libraryhound Sep 25, 2006 05:06 PM

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

          1. m
            monicabyrne1101 Sep 25, 2006 03:56 PM

            Saw them at Sahadis this weekend!

            1. Robotron 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.

              3 Replies
              1. re: Robotron
                Cheese Boy 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.

                1. re: Cheese Boy
                  Jack_ Sep 24, 2006 12:10 AM

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

                  1. re: Jack_
                    Cheese Boy 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/...

              2. d
                dippedberry Sep 23, 2006 06:13 PM

                Try Sahadi. They have chestnuts in various guises.

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