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Buying Truffle Oil in Twin Cities

linfr21 Jun 23, 2008 09:47 PM

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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    fendel Jun 26, 2008 07:03 PM

    I bought some at the Minneapolis Whole Foods a while back -- it was in an odd location, not with the other oils (as I recall, it was near the meat counter).

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      churchka Jun 24, 2008 12:49 PM

      I saw it at Kowalski's on Hennepin yesterday.

      1. Reetsyburger Jun 24, 2008 08:57 AM

        I saw truffle oil at Seward coop within the past two weeks.

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          CheesemongersWife Jun 24, 2008 08:34 AM

          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: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/din...

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

          1. Foureyes137 Jun 24, 2008 05:38 AM

            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
              snoboardbabe77 Jun 24, 2008 06:30 AM

              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. The Dairy Queen Jun 24, 2008 03:25 AM

              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. AnneInMpls Jun 23, 2008 10:17 PM

                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

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                  seahag Jun 23, 2008 10:10 PM

                  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
                    msuspar10 Jun 24, 2008 09:34 AM

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

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