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Apr 14, 2008 01:00 PM

Where to get white anchovies

I had some great tasting white anchovies at Skipjacks in Natick.
Would anyone know where in the Framingham/Natick area I would be able to find some?

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  1. The Whole Foods in Framingham; I beieve they may even have them on the antipasto bar; if not,back across from seafood....

    1. russos in watertown has them at good prices - whole foods charges way too much!

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      1. re: teezeetoo

        Actually, Whole Foods used to charge way too much, $26.99 a pound...Now they're $14 or $15 a pound, just like everyone else's....

      2. Here's the only place I'll get them. Ned's Groceria in Gloucester on Main St., check out their site. She has awesome stuff.

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        1. re: treb

          Well, since everyone gets them from basically the same few places, hers are just about the same as all the others....All you want to check for is that they have beenunpacked from a wholesale package fairly recently....

          1. re: galleygirl

            Maybe, but I can tell if you never been to Ned's, which was until recently operated out of a box truck, you have to see what see offers, i.e. the website. I bet her price is better than WF's.

            1. re: treb

              Maybe, but the OP was looking in the Framingham/Natick area. Since these are perishable, they would have to be shipped overnight, which would add a hefty fee to the price of the anchovies....

              1. re: galleygirl

                Oh well.. there hope there are speciality places for seafood out there.

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          1. You gotta try them. Way...Way better and different than salt cured.

            1. re: treb

              For sure I will look for them! I am an equal oppourtunity chowhound.

          2. Thanks everyone. I do go to Russo's every so often and would make the trip knowing that they have the anchovies there. Maybe if get the urge I would even spend the 26.99 a pound and just go for a quarter which I am sure would be plenty.

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            1. re: lulatula

              They will definitely be less that $26 at Russo's, don't worry! ;)
              What I might worry about is the turnover they have on them at Russo's...Tho I have seen them there, they were tucked up on a top shelf in the packaged cheese area, and looked a little tired....