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Persian Cucumbers, Pasadena

Where can I buy Persian cucumbers in Pasadena?

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

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    1. re: jencounter

      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. 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

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

      2. 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

          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?

          1. re: Clinton

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

          2. I even saw some at Costco every so often.

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            1. re: justagthing

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

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

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              1. Pasdena farmers market, saturday mornings!

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                1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

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

                  1. re: katkoupai

                    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).

                    1. re: mrshankly

                      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. :)

                      1. re: mrshankly

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

                        1. re: justagthing

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

                          1. re: katkoupai

                            I usually get mine from TJ's.

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

                            1. re: notmartha

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

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

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

                      1. 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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                        1. re: eartha

                          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