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Oct 12, 2008 09:23 AM

"Real" San Marzano Tomatoes in DFW?

Anyone know where I can find real San Marzano tomatoes in DFW?

I'm not talking about the overpriced, somewhat above average canned tomatoes you find in Central Market and Whole Foods that SAY they're San Marzano but are really grown domestically...I'm looking for the real deal imported from Italy.

I've found them online, but I've yet to find them at a store in DFW.

I haven't been to Jimmy's Food Store in Dallas but have heard good things about them. Maybe there?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. Jimmy's definitely has them. I've seen them around at other places that I can't think of atm.

    1. Thanks for the tip!

      I found an image of what I'm definitely not looking for...

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      1. re: txram

        I've never had these tomatoes, but I keep hearing about them.

        How much do you expect a large can to cost, out of curiosity?

        1. re: Chile Pepper

          .50 to $1 more than otherwise. I didn't notice that big of a difference but then again I'm not exactly a canned tomato connoisseur.

        2. re: txram

          I've bought these (i.e. cans in the pic) from time to time at CM, these aren't real?

          1. re: kelly2

            Just bought some at Jimmy's last weekend. I use LaValle brand and the quality is incredible. The only type I use when making red sauce.

            1. re: sandih

              LaValle is the best. The only kind i use and yes go to Jimmy's asap! There is no need to buy any Italian products at CM.

          2. I third the La Valle from Jimmy's.

            1. I like the LaValle brand from Jimmy's as well. I also use, from Central Market, the San Marzano tomatoes in the white can with the red tomatoes around the label. I really like those for my marinara sauce.

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              1. re: twinwillow

                I'll have to the La Valle from Jimmys. Those CM San Marzanos are the ones I'm trying to avoid...