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Apr 13, 2008 02:06 PM

Garbanzo/Chickpea flour in Philly or Burbs?

Does anyone know where to get chickpea flour, preferably in Eastern Montco or Northeast Philly? Whole Foods doesn't carry it. I'm sure Middle Eastern and Indian places would have it, but other than Bitar's, does anyone have any good ideas?

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  1. I've gotten Chickpea flour in an Indian Supermarket in a strip mall across from Neshaminy mall. It is in the same shopping center as the Drivers License testing center.

    However, I don't think you have to come that far. There are a few Indian Grocery stores on Castor Avenue --North of Cottman that should carry it. They are also a good source of nuts and Basmati rice. I think one may be around Rhawn St and Castor Ave next to a Bakery.

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    1. re: saluki

      there's one on Bustleton - International Food Market 8570 B Bustleton Ave
      and on Roosevelt Ave - Kavita Indian Groceries 9257 Roosevelt Blvd

      if you want to buy in bulk go to Subzi Mandi on State Rd and Dunksferry Rd right across from Neshaminy State Park

    2. Easily overlooked but a marvelous place- the Spice Corner in the Italian Market ( Sorry it's not NE Philly, though- although if you get some, post recipes up on home cooking because I've no idea what to do with the rest of my bag!

      1. Assi Plaza market on Welsh Road in North Wales has it.

        1. Any Indian grocery store will have it, just check out your closest one.

          1. There's another Indian market (Patels) on 309. Going north, past Montgomeryville Mall & past "5 points" intersection --on the right-hand side. Wegman'smight also have gram flour.