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Aug 2, 2008 02:52 PM

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?

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  1. Maybe call Surfas in Culver City and see if they have them. What about Market Gourmet on Abbot Kinney?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Might as well update my own post and let others who came to this thread later know that Market Gourmet on Abbot Kinney is no longer around as of a few weeks ago.

      1. re: Servorg

        Really?!?!?!? I got an email from them today for A Curry Special and Presentation they are doing this weekend. I called their Telephone and got an answering machine. I will note their website is down but their may be other reasons for that.

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          I am almost positive that I saw this on Eater LA - but it might have been in the LA Times or somewhere else? If you find out they are open please post again. Thanks.

    2. 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: 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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?

          1. Just noticed they have them in medium sized cans at Papa Cristos!

            Papa Cristos
            2771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006