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Where to buy black beans in South West London?

blondedana Mar 3, 2007 03:28 AM

Hello all. Does anyone know of a good place to buy black beans (preferably canned, but I'll take dried, too) in South West London? I live in Wimbledon but I'm willing to travel a reasonable distance. Let me know. Thanks much!

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    hungry1 RE: blondedana Mar 4, 2007 01:43 AM

    I've found dried black beans at a few different Siansburys. Also Spice Shop in Notting Hill carries them as turtle beans. But no luck anywhere with canned black beans.

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      yy_london RE: blondedana Mar 4, 2007 02:47 AM

      We found canned black beans (organic only) at our local health food store (in Highbury/Islington). They are pricey at 99p/can. You may want to try health food shops in your area, or a Fresh & Wild.

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        mighty_ one RE: blondedana Mar 4, 2007 10:59 AM

        Good intel on the canned beans, yy london. I know Waitrose has dried black beans in their Cooks Ingredients section, but sometimes I just don't have overnight to soak.

        1. wleatherette RE: blondedana Mar 5, 2007 07:48 AM

          several of the grocers as you go up stroud green road from finsbury park station carry canned black/turtle beans, and as of last year the tesco on the corner of s.g.r. and tollington park road had them as well (in the small asian/carib section). nowhere near wimbledon, i'm afraid, but if you really want them...

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            hungry1 RE: blondedana Mar 6, 2007 09:51 AM

            yy_ london,

            which health food store? I've been looking around Islington for canned black beans with no luck. You can also find dried black/turtle beans at Sainsbury's and at the spice shop in notting hill.

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              Rianna RE: hungry1 Mar 26, 2007 07:56 AM

              The Waitrose near Old Street carries canned black beans (Epicurious brand), as does, I seem to recall, the Costcutter at the corner of Balls Pond and Southgate.

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              Rhona RE: blondedana Mar 28, 2007 10:10 AM


              Do you have a good recipe for using these black beans, My other half tried to do a chinese black bean sauce, but it did'nt work, but thinking about it, he might not of soaked the dried black beans!!
              It took us a while to find a stockist - bought on-line in the end, from the following link


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