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Jan 14, 2007 05:57 AM

Need caviar!

I need about 2 ounces of black Caviar for an appetizer. Don't want to spend a fortune. It's an app with potatotes and creme fraiche. Checked TJ's and it's out of season. Really prefer East Bay and would like to get it for under $20 for a couple ounces. Any ideas please

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  1. I don't think Trader Joe's has ever carried caviar and there really isn't a season.

    I seriously doubt you will find anything other tham mediocre lumpfish for $20, either.

    In the East Bay, probably Berkeley Bowl is your best bet but I'd call to check on their prices.

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    1. re: Carrie 218

      Berkeley Bowl or the fish shop in the Rockridge market hall.

      Trader Joe's used to stock caviar around New Year's.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        I asked at TJ's the other day (they carried hackleback and paddlefish in the past) and it's no longer something they can order.

        market hall has american sturgeon but it's about @20/oz.

    2. Last I saw, Beverages and More was developing a decent selection of caviar.

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          1. If you are in SF, World Market on Geary is a Eastern European market that has about 7 big bowls of caviar at all price ranges. They keep it in big bowls like other deli's keep potato salad. Never tried it though.