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May 13, 2007 02:31 PM

French groceries in LA / lentilles du Puy

Can anyone suggest where I might buy imported French groceries in LA?-- on the east side, if possible. I'm looking for green lentils, the lentilles du Puy variety.

Or, if there's a comparable equivalent (e.g. latin, middle eastern) that's more easily available, that'd be great, too....The lentils don't necessarily need to be French, just green, hearty and tasty.


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  1. I think Jons Markets carries them, try Vermont & Hollywood or Santa Monica 3 blocks east of Western or in Glendale on Colorado just east of Glendale Blvd.

    1. The Wine Country, a wine shop in the Long Beach area carries those lovely AOC lentils. Maybe not as close as you hoped but they have a cool Saturday tasting every week, maybe you can make and afternoon of it. :)

      1. The French Market Cafe sells french grocery products. Last time I was there they had a variety of lentils.

        Abbot Kinney between washington/venice

        1. This store might be worth giving a call:

          They're located in the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax.

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          1. re: Faulkner99

            I was actually there the other day looking at lentils--they have a very good selection, slightly overpriced though--Bristol Farms carries a nice selection as well and it's cheaper than Marcel's--but I'm not sure if they carry they same exact stuff. The latter may have the French ones you are looking for.

          2. nicole's gourmet imports usually has first to be sure. she has lots of other great stuff.