HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

Where to buy farro in OC?

  • 7

I've tried looking for it at local grocery chains, Trader Joe's, Henry's, Claro's, etc... But, still haven't found it.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I get it at Whole Foods in Los Angeles.

      1. Actually faro is spelt, I'm told, and Trader Joes has had it in a package. I bought some farro from the Italian restaurant Il Farro (the name says it all) in Newport Beach that can be cooked like risotto; the owner suggested it; they also of course, given the name, offer farro pasta that's awfully good and home made bread that also is very good at $2 a loaf.

        2 Replies
        1. re: EclecticEater

          Farro is close to pearled barley, but it's not spelt.

          1. re: cls

            On About.com: Italian food (http://italianfood.about.com/library/...) they say farro is close to spelt but not exactly the same.

        2. I get it at Whole Foods in LA, you can call an OC one to check.

          1. Whole Foods definitely carries it, and Mother's Market probably does as well.

            -----
            Mother's Market
            10928 Valley Mall, El Monte, CA 91731