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Teff Flour in Boston?

cambridgejen Jul 7, 2008 07:37 PM

A friend of mine is planning to try her hand at Ethiopian food, which of course requires making Injera. Is there any store in Boston that sells Teff flour, or can anyone recommend a good replacement? Thank you!

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: cambridgejen Jul 8, 2008 12:24 AM

    Might be worth asking the folks at Addis Red Sea where they get theirs; they serve teff injera on request (the default is wheat flour, which is less rich tasting, but quite acceptable).

    1. PinchOfSalt RE: cambridgejen Jul 8, 2008 04:55 AM

      I've seen it at Whole Foods. You might call the one closest to you to see if they have it.

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        ursula74 RE: PinchOfSalt Jul 8, 2008 10:48 AM

        I've definitely seen it at the Beacon Hill Whole Foods. Bob's Red Mill makes it. (I'm Ethiopian-American, so I'm always on the lookout for these things--even though I don't cook!)

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          jaymac RE: ursula74 Aug 18, 2008 05:28 PM

          You can buy a 25 lb. bag on bobsredmill.com.

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        chilibaby RE: cambridgejen Jul 8, 2008 06:17 AM

        This was a long time ago, but I has seen it at Harvest market in Central Sq. This may undermine the activity, but I've seen teff injera at some small shops in Cambridge (e.g., the Indian food store in Central Sq a long time ago, and on a regular basis at Thistle & Shamrock on Walden St). I believe it's made by a local woman who brings it to the shops. It's good, and means you can have same-day Ethiopian food!

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          patiofixture RE: cambridgejen Jul 8, 2008 06:30 AM

          The South End Food Emporium, an Ethiopian-owned market at the corner of Columbus Ave. and West Newton Street, carries teff as well as a very wide variety of Ethiopian spices and specialties. You can also pick up stacks of pre-made injera. Few of the labels are in English, but one of the store owners should be able to help decipher them.

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            dulce de leche RE: cambridgejen Jul 8, 2008 12:08 PM

            They have it at the Central Square Harvest in the bulk bins (pretty sure they still do), and I've bought the Bob's teff at Whole Foods.

            As for a replacement, if you just want to make some quick injera for breakfast or a snack or something, just use self-rising flour and water until you've got a paste a little thinner than pancake batter and fry it up.

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              pastrytroll RE: cambridgejen Jul 8, 2008 01:56 PM

              Not exactly in Boston, but the Stop and Shop in the plaza in downtown Lynn has had it.

              1. jgg13 RE: cambridgejen Aug 18, 2008 08:06 PM

                I actually often see it at the same gas station convenience store that houses Villa Mexico

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                  yderebew RE: cambridgejen Jan 7, 2013 12:53 PM

                  Try Lalibela Ethiopian store it is located 2257 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA about 3 minute walk from Davis square T station. If you drive it is on Mass ave and Day st next to the 7 eleven phone (617) 876-2257.

                  1. hungrybruno RE: cambridgejen Jan 7, 2013 01:08 PM

                    I've purchased Bob's teff flour at Pemberton Farms on Mass Ave in Cambridge; they have a whole aisle of various Bob's products. I think they also have it at Harvest Coop in Central in the bulk bins, but since they switched locations there's a smaller selection so you might want to call and ask.

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                      mwk RE: cambridgejen Jan 7, 2013 01:15 PM

                      I just saw the Bob's Red Mill brand of Teff at Ocean State Job Lot in Quincy. The other locations might have it as well.

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