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Jun 23, 2008 09:47 PM

Buying Truffle Oil in Twin Cities

Hey Chowhounders!

I am looking for a place to buy truffle oil! I had it at my favorite lounge/restaurant in Boston on popcorn with Parmesan Cheese and was going to attempt to replicate the numminess. Where could I purchase it? It's not at Whole Foods, Festival, or Watkins.

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  1. I swear I have seen it in the deli section at the Byerly's in St Louis Park. You might want to call first. I also love this combo, but I substitute truffle salt for the oil out of thrift.

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    1. re: seahag

      I've gotten it at Kowalski's in Woodbury before.

    2. I'm 99% sure that Surdyk's deli has truffle oil. I think it's in the cabinet behind the cash register. And they have great parmesan cheese - ask for the really fancy, extra-aged, super-expensive, imported parmesan (they don't always have it, but it's worth a special trip if they do).

      Oh, and while you're there, be sure to get a few bars of Rogue chocolate....


      Surdyks Liquor and Bistro 2go
      303 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

      1. I'm not by any means a connoisseur of truffle oil, but I've bought it at Buon Giorno in Lilydale.

        Truffle salt's a good idea, seahag!


        1. Anne is correct, Surdyk's has 2 different kinds of white truffle oil and at least one type of black truffle oil. Also, Lund's has white and black truffle oil, truffle salt and assorted other truffled things atop the deli counter.

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          1. re: Foureyes137

            You can buy truffle oil at Byerlys---the one in both Roseville and St Paul have it. There are two varieties-and at least for the one in Roseville-it sits on top of the deli area near the meats.

          2. Please make sure you aware of what type of truffle oil you are purchasing. Not all oils are the same. Some do not even contain one ounce of true truffles.

            See this article:

            Some are made honestly....those are the more expensive one...some use porcini to flavor the oil and some are made in the lab.