salt-packed anchovies in West L.A.
Anyone know where to find salt-packed anchovies in West L.A.? So far I've tried two whole foods, vicenti foods, and bay cities, and no luck. Whole Foods said they used to carry them. Any ideas?
I'm pretty sure I saw them at Bay Cities just last week. But they were in the really big can, imported from Italy, and ran about 27 dollars I think (it's a REALLY big can, pictured here: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/80/247...). They're getting increasingly more difficult to find. Even in Italian neighborhoods in Brooklyn, I've only seen them in select places-- where they were sold a la cart, out of the same big cans they had at Bay Cities.
It is miraculous how much more flavor you get out of the salted ones rather than the ones in oil. Even if you use the oil from the can to fry them, and use a lot more fillets, they just don't get that same punch.
in case someone in another part of town is looking - i just saw a ton of salt packed anchovies in vacuum packets on sale (pretty cheap) at the Jon's in north hollywood (laurel and magnolia) and the jon's in west hollywood (la brea and fountain).
in case the local stuff doesn't pan out.
And I just saw salt-packed anchoivies and salt-packed sardines (I never see those over here) at the Italian Bakery and Deli in Eagle Rock.
What about Guidi Marcello in Santa Monica?
Just noticed they have them in medium sized cans at Papa Cristos!
2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006