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Oct 14, 2007 04:51 PM

Wondra in Manhattan?

Does anyone know where to pick up Wondra (or equivalent) flour in lower Manhattan? You'd guess that this wouldn't be so tough, but I've tried Whole Foods, Dean and Deluca, Gourmet Garage and Citarella with no luck. I'm Greenwich Village, but I'll travel to get it without ordering online (and spending $10 on shipping).


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  1. What about the Pathmark north of the Seaport or the one up in Harlem? Or maybe Fairway, either near Citaralla or in Harlem?

    1. I think I've seen it at Fairway on the UWS (not Harlem). I don't remember where in the store though so you might need to ask.

      1. I think any ordinary supermarket should carry it...not sure why you're limiting your search to these higher-end "gourmet" shops.

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        1. re: Boswell

          Already tried Gristedes, Associated, and the like. In any case, I called Fairway and they have it. Thanks all!

          1. re: lllllar

            Associated and Gristedes didn't have it? Did you ask? Unless they have the big(ger) boxes, it might be near the gravy mix or something like that, but I'm almost shocked you've had so much trouble finding it. Though with what's happening to Manhattan food shopping, maybe I shouldn't be...

            1. re: MikeG

              Can't help but ask - what do you mean by "Though with what's happening to Manhattan food shopping, maybe I shouldn't be..."?

              1. re: MMRuth

                It's not at all a Manhattan-only phenomenon, but it seems more rapid here, but then there maybe that's the neighborhoods I spend most of my time in? Or maybe that NYC concentrates the factors that've produced it. What I mean is the erosion of traditional "boundaries" between basic supermarkets and what would've been specialty stores even 10 years ago, which all too often produces a big gray area in which it can be oddly hard to find "common" items because you have to wade through a plethora of the legitimately exotic plus all the mass-market faux exotic coattail riders one sees these days...

        2. both fairway and food emporium carry it. what is more difficult to find is swans' down, one of the few cake flours without self-rising additives. i've found it at gourmet garage, which i think also has wondra.

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          1. re: wryorwhite

            Some of the gristedes will have swan's down.

            1. re: wryorwhite

              I bet Pathmark will also, as they are a generally suburban market and the suburban markets tend to carry Swan's Down.

            2. I've purchased it at Jefferson Market in the past and I believe that The Lobster Place might sell it as well ( common for fried fish).