Where to buy farro pasta in SF/Berkeley/Oakland?
- marzipan Jan 31, 2005 12:34 PM
I have looked at Whole Foods and Harvest but cannot manage to find farro pasta besides whole wheat which is not what I am looking for.
Do you mean farro, the grain, or pasta made from grinding up farro (which I've never seen)?
If you are looking for the grain, you can get it at any good Italian deli. I get mine at Lucca Ravioli in the Mission, but it should be available at Molinari in North Beach, any of the AG Ferrari locations in the Bay Area, and The Pasta Shop in Berkeley or Oakland.
Maybe Ratto's in Old Oakland, would have it: 821 Washington St. (at Ninth Street), Oakland; (510) 832-6503.
Anybody with a big selection of Rustichella might have their farro pastas. Try the Pasta Shop, Whole Foods, Andronico's.
Berkeley Bowl has farro semiperlato -- it's with the packaged rice (not available in bulk). It's about $4.50 for 1 lb.
Molinari's usually carries it, but they are out right now. Should have in the next week or so.
(I just went looking for farro last week. I made the farroto with porcini in the Zuni cookbook. Tasty.)
You can find pretty decent deal in Monterey market where is located on Hopkins and California near Berkeley. A great local grown market with tons of fresh fruits and veges.