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Marmite/Vegemite

hotdishandkimchi Jan 3, 2007 07:29 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy Marmite or Vegemite in Queens? Have been searching the International Foods section of my local grocery in Astoria but haven't had any luck.

  1. ballulah Jan 3, 2007 08:41 PM

    You might want to try Woodside or Sunnyside, where there are substantial Irish communities (I know Marmite is British, but the Irish eat it too). They'll probably have it where there is demand for it. I see Marmite all over the place, but I'm based in Manhattan...Vegemite I haven't seen very often.

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    1. re: ballulah
      hotdishandkimchi Jan 3, 2007 08:46 PM

      Excellent. Thanks very much. That will give me a good excuse to grab some delicious Thai and/or other treats while I'm there (as if one needs an excuse)!

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      jonclaudeh Jan 4, 2007 01:02 AM

      Vegemite is about to be very scarce as the FDA has banned importing it.

      http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,...

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      1. re: jonclaudeh
        Chris VR Jan 4, 2007 01:08 AM

        Although Vegemite isn't being imported by Kraft, the FDA hasn't banned it, see http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/v...

        Marmite should be easy to find though.

      2. Monkey Man Jake Jan 4, 2007 03:51 AM

        Butcher Block, 41st and QBlvd. Irish specialty store.
        Skillman Farm, 46 and Skillman. "gourmet" deli
        Stop n Shop, 48th between Northern and Barnett
        Pathmark, 42nd Pl and Northern Blvd

        They all carry it.

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        1. re: Monkey Man Jake
          hotdishandkimchi Jan 4, 2007 01:55 PM

          Thanks so much for the list - will try to do some shopping this weekend and pick some up. I see Marmite now comes in a convenient little squeezey bottle which is awesome!

        2. hatless Jan 4, 2007 01:14 PM

          I used to live in Astoria and remember seeing it on a regular basis, but I don't remember where. There were a couple of grocery stores that had a few shelves catering to the small Irish community. Maybe the Cyprus Deli on 30th Ave.?

          If it's not there, ask someone at the Irish Rover. Wherever you find British candy bars, you should find Vegemite or Marmite.

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          1. re: hatless
            hotdishandkimchi Jan 4, 2007 01:54 PM

            Ah the beloved Rover. Am there every week so will have to make the inquiry. Thanks for the tips. Will check out Cyprus and ask the good folks at the Rover if nothing else pans out.

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