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Where to buy Quinoa?

culinaryescapade May 27, 2008 11:47 AM

Can anyone tell me where is a good place to buy quinoa? My local loblaws does not seem to carry it.


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  1. porker RE: culinaryescapade May 27, 2008 12:33 PM

    IGA have a "natural" or "health" section that has them (both red and white, I think, as well as quinoa flakes).
    Theres an 'organic' food store on St. Laurent. I think its called Frenco Bulk (3985 St Laurent). They sell en vrac.
    Just up the street (or is just down the street), theres a grocery thats pretty messy (quite lively and interesting, though). They have a few boxes on the shelves.
    I'm sure you can find it at Atwater market also.

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    1. re: porker
      lagatta RE: porker May 27, 2008 01:45 PM

      Culinary, where do you live? I'm pretty sure the Loblaws near me (Parc/Jean-Talon carries it, in the health-food section). You can buy it at most natural food shops and a lot of Latin American shops. I bought my current supply at the organic place in the middle of Jean-Talon market (Michaca?) Not Alfalfa, though they certainly have it, but it was cheaper where I got it.

      The Messy grocery shop (also known as "that stinky store" is Segall's - just north of Frenco Vrac, corner St-Laurent and Duluth.

      It is easy to find here now, so it would be useful to know what neighbourhood, suburb or town you live in.

      1. re: lagatta
        celfie RE: lagatta May 27, 2008 01:47 PM

        marche lobo on parc and milton has

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          culinaryescapade RE: lagatta May 27, 2008 04:47 PM

          Where I live would help eh lol. I live in TMR. I usually go to the Loblaws in Ville St-Laurent. Maybe they were out when I went looking. I'll try again next time I am there.

          I'll also check the bulk places people have mentioned. I would prefer getting it in bulk because I've never had it before and don't want to be stuck with it if I don't like it. Thanks for the suggestions :)

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            carswell RE: culinaryescapade May 27, 2008 04:55 PM

            ExoFruits on Côte-des-Neiges just north of Queen Mary has it. Usually two types, in fact, at least one of them organic.

      2. SnackHappy RE: culinaryescapade May 27, 2008 02:28 PM

        Bulk stores, health food stores, the health food section at Loblaws, IGA, even some Metros. I've even seen it at Pharmaprix.

        It would help if you told us what neighbourhood you're looking in. It's a big city.

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          finefoodie55 RE: culinaryescapade May 28, 2008 08:51 AM

          Supermarche PA has about 5 variety's at both locations

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