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Persian Cucumbers, Pasadena

katkoupai Aug 22, 2007 05:24 PM

Where can I buy Persian cucumbers in Pasadena?

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    jencounter Aug 22, 2007 05:38 PM

    Is there a Jon's near you? They carry them.

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    1. re: jencounter
      katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:15 PM

      The only Jon's near me (that I know of) is on Glenoaks between Alameda and Western in Glendale. I was hoping for somewhere in Pasadena proper, but thank you for mentioning Jon's. :)

    2. mrshankly Aug 22, 2007 05:52 PM

      You can also buy Persian cucumbers at most Armenian grocery stores in Glendale. Try Pacific Foods on Pacific just north of Glenoaks or Avakian's on the corner of Glendale Ave and Chevy Chase. I have also seen them sold occasionally at Trader Joe's.

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      1. re: mrshankly
        katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:15 PM

        Thank you. I have never seen them sold at Trader Joe's, but I will look for them there.

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        onebite Aug 22, 2007 06:03 PM

        Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or the farmers' market on Saturday (Jaime's has them, they're toward the end of the temporary location).

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        1. re: onebite
          katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:18 PM

          Thank you. I will check out Whole Foods, too. I wonder if Wild Oats Market on Lake and California in Pas also carries them. What about Gelson's on Colorado in the Paseo Colorado?

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          Clinton Aug 22, 2007 06:12 PM

          99 Ranch Markets carry them.

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          1. re: Clinton
            katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:15 PM

            The closest 99 Ranch would probably be in Alhambra. Thank you.

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            justagthing Aug 23, 2007 08:30 AM

            I even saw some at Costco every so often.

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            1. re: justagthing
              katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:16 PM

              Really? That's cool. I didn't know this. Thanks. :)

            2. Clare K Aug 23, 2007 09:36 AM

              Trader Joe's has them once in a while, as does the Pasadena Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings.

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              1. re: Clare K
                katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:16 PM

                Thanks.

              2. rantsnravesnreviews Aug 23, 2007 03:12 PM

                Pasdena farmers market, saturday mornings!

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                  katkoupai Aug 23, 2007 05:16 PM

                  Great. I will have to check this out. I still have not been there. Thank you.

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                    mrshankly Aug 24, 2007 06:29 PM

                    Are you planning on pickling them or using them in a salad? I ask because I grew up on Persian cucumbers (I'm Armenian born in Iran) and I'm curious to know how you prepare them (God knows I've had a thousand variations of prepared Persian cucumbers.. lol).

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                      katkoupai Aug 24, 2007 07:11 PM

                      I was planning to make salad-e-Shirazi with them. I know plenty of places to go for these cucumbers in the San Fernando Valley and in Glendale and even in Orange County, but I was hoping to find a place to buy them in Pasadena. :)

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                        justagthing Aug 25, 2007 01:52 PM

                        I think they make a great snack food. I also like to put a slice in my ice water.

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                          katkoupai Aug 25, 2007 03:14 PM

                          Yup. They are great just plain, as you mention. :)

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                            notmartha Aug 20, 2008 09:09 PM

                            I usually get mine from TJ's.

                            Am I the only odd one here? I like them dipped into English salad cream.

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                              katkoupai Aug 21, 2008 09:30 AM

                              I didn't know TJ's had them. Thanks for the info, and I'll look for them next time I go.

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                    terryhair Aug 20, 2008 01:19 PM

                    The Super King market on San Fernando Rd and the 2 Fwy always has a huge binful.

                    1. monkuboy Aug 20, 2008 02:39 PM

                      I bought some at Trader Joe's last week - pretty expensive, though. It was the one on Huntington and Rosemead.

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                        eartha Aug 20, 2008 10:10 PM

                        Monrovia: Dogwoods Produce Market on Foothill near Myrtle almost always have them. I was there today and yes, they were in stock.

                        There is a Ranch 99 in Arcadia, Duarte Road near Baldwin. They, too, almost always have them.

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                          crystaw Aug 21, 2008 11:31 AM

                          I was going to suggest 99 Ranch as well. I always see them there (I was just there yesterday!). My mom often gets them for the cold dishes she makes

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