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Haricot Vert?

jlrobe Aug 25, 2008 10:52 PM

Anyone know where to get it in the LA area. Preferably the south bay. If not, anywhere on the west side?

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    minnie Aug 25, 2008 11:26 PM

    Try Trader Joes.... They always carry the frozen ones and also sometimes fresh.

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      twinsmum Aug 26, 2008 12:44 AM

      it is simply green beans - any supermarket should have them

      1. re: twinsmum
        Servorg Aug 26, 2008 06:34 AM

        When I buy them from Ralph's (Olympic and Barrington in WLA) or at Gelson's they are nothing like regular American style green beans, (including the price - which is much higher). The Fench style are much thinner / skinner and than the normal green beans I see and they seem to be a deeper green color as well.

        1. re: Servorg
          Jack Flash Aug 26, 2008 11:29 AM

          yeah, they're different, but they're still available at just about every Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, regional farmers' market and even standard grocery stores these days.

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      attran99 Aug 26, 2008 08:24 AM

      Stangely enough, they often sell Haricot Vert at Costco (in the refridgerated section). It's pre-cut and washed, but I wash and cut them again when I open the package. They're not bad...but I'll be honest, I've not been able to find the fresh haricot vert at the markets.

      1. Phurstluv Aug 26, 2008 11:56 AM

        I can find them at my local Gelson's market. Try Bristol farms if you don't have a Gelson's.

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          spkspk Aug 26, 2008 12:07 PM

          Trader Joes almost always carries the fresh ones, as does Costco. TJs sells them for $2.99 for a small bag (I think 8 oz, although I could be wrong), Costco sells a ginormous bag for around $6.

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            carter Aug 26, 2008 12:22 PM

            Would expect any quality local farmer's market to have them - maybe Rolling Hills, Hollywood Riviera, or similar, maybe M/Beach. They have been available here in Studio City market for around 4 or so weeks. Blue Lakes green beans are also now available.

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