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JEN10 Jun 24, 2008 03:11 PM

Now I am not sure, but I do remember seeing a post here about where to get the buns. I was at Sprouts today and they had some buns that looked like they might work, for those still hunting. They are a U shaped bun made by Toufayan Bakery, called The Original Snuggles. Just thought I would give them a try this week.

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    debrasarokin Jun 27, 2008 11:11 AM

    I put up the post wondering where to buy the lobster roll, and went with Fuddruckers hot dog bun, which is quite close. $8 for 20. Worked great.

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    1. re: debrasarokin
      JEN10 Jun 27, 2008 02:44 PM

      I did try them out last night, they have a different looking texture than Dommy's. They were good and easy to fill being a U shaped roll. Probably not what the die hards qould condsider authentic.

      1. re: JEN10
        Eastcoast foods nob Jun 27, 2008 04:12 PM

        Hey Kingkong5, I think it's something new they are doing as I saw it on their special board. I thinks it's $12.95 with French fries. I grew up eating lobster roll and it's decent for west coast. You order it from restaurant side.

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          kevin Jun 27, 2008 09:09 PM

          hey food snob, is the lobster rolls mixed with mayo or butter, and do you happen to know if it's made to order so you can get it with or without the butter or mayo?

          thanks.

        2. re: JEN10
          Professor Salt Jun 27, 2008 09:05 PM

          Thanks for taking one for the team, then.

          1. re: Professor Salt
            Eastcoast foods nob Jun 28, 2008 10:26 AM

            It's with mayo and it's not made to order. I have had special orders of other things when they are slow.

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        LisaN Jun 26, 2008 07:53 PM

        Here are some sites that you can more clearly see what the roll looks like. Those U shaped rolls aren't even close

        http://www.neroll.com/

        You can even order them from Amazon!
        http://www.amazon.com/New-England-Lob...

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          Fru Jun 26, 2008 11:43 PM

          If you have a Fuddruckers near by, their hot dog buns are the way to go! I just thought of something else. If you have a bakery that makes brioche loaves, that would work too. Just slice it thick. I know that Euro Pane has made brioche loaves for me in the past (to make tea sandwiches).
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          Burger Boy Jun 24, 2008 06:38 PM

          Where & What is Sprouts? TYIA

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            Mattapoisett in LA Jun 24, 2008 06:41 PM

            I think She Means
            Sprouts Farmers Market
            4250 Pacific Coast Hwy
            Torrance, CA 90505
            (424) 903-7062

            They look like fun Buns but not the New England Style Roll some are looking for but they might do in a pinch. I would like to try them.

            Take Care,

            - P.

            1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
              JEN10 Jun 25, 2008 07:32 AM

              Yep, Sprouts Farmers Market is the place. They were over near the meats, not at the regular bread area.

              1. re: JEN10
                Eastcoast foods nob Jun 26, 2008 09:42 AM

                I was at Neptune's net in Malibu last weekend and they have pretty good lobster roll. I asked the chef about the roll as it was close to New England style roll but not quite and he told me he used small French roll he cuts the ends off. I have to say it's closest thing I have seen to the real thing.

                1. re: Eastcoast foods nob
                  PinotPlease Jun 26, 2008 10:38 AM

                  I always thought of a "true" Maine lobster roll roll as a toasted roll, similar in texture to a hot dog bun but slightly sweet. Maybe different places have different gold standards. Like pizza in NYC versus pizza in Chicago, neither "Wrong" per se but with serious regional differences. Jen 10, what's your vision of the perfect lobster roll? I think that's a good place to start.

                  BTW, as a 4Life New England hound, anything slathered in delicious Maine lobster in the summertime is already 99% there!

                  1. re: PinotPlease
                    JEN10 Jun 26, 2008 10:51 AM

                    Pinot,
                    To be honest, I have only had Lobster rolls that I have made. So I really am no expert, but the rolls looked like they could work from the pic's I saw here on CH. I actually have been making this delicious shrimp concotion and thought I would give it a whirl in the rolls.

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                      Dommy Jun 26, 2008 05:26 PM

                      I dunno if it's my pictures, but here are some we imported from NE

                      http://members.aol.com/pmgon/Chowhound/Toasty.jpg

                      And here are ones we made on our own....

                      http://flickr.com/photos/dommichu/260...

                      As you can see, they have quite the different shape...

                      --Dommy!

                    2. re: PinotPlease
                      Phurstluv Jun 27, 2008 06:12 PM

                      A true authentic Maine lobsta roll is in a buttered and grilled frankfurter roll, used to be sunbeam or another local NE large chain bakery type roll, with the sides exposed (not crusted) so as to have that sweet, buttery grill taste. Haven't seen anything like it here in the 16 yrs I've been here.

                    3. re: Eastcoast foods nob
                      kingkong5 Jun 26, 2008 11:29 PM

                      Hi foods nob! I looked at the Neptune's Net website and they don't have a lobster roll on the menu. I'd love to try one though, I've never had one before. How much are the lobster rolls there, and do you order from the restaurant side or the seafood side?

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                        kevin Jun 27, 2008 09:08 PM

                        I'd like to know too, Last time at Neptune's Net, I also didn't see a mention about any lobster rolls?

                        are these lobster rolls served, or mixed with mayo, or mixed with just butter?

                        thanks.

              2. Professor Salt Jun 24, 2008 05:55 PM

                Please report back when you try it.

                http://www.toufayan.com/snug.htm

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