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Dec 29, 2008 11:00 AM

Where can I buy dried chestnuts in the east bay?

I searched Berkeley Bowl, Monterey Market, and the specialty shop on Hopkins to no avail. Anyone know where I can pick up some dried chestnuts, preferably in Berkeley but I'll go to Oakland or SF for them if need be.

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  1. I would try AG Ferrari, Ratto's, and maybe The Food Mill? Good luck, Adam

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    1. re: adamshoe

      Thanks for the reply. I called AG Ferrari and Ratto's and neither place carries them. Finally found them at Rainbow in SF.

      1. re: ranamagica

        I actually just bought some dried chestnuts at Ratto's today. They had a few containers of them.

    2. Do they have to be dried? You can buy organic roasted chestnuts at Koreana Plaza on Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. They come in a sealed foil pouch, 5.29 oz per bag, and retail for (I think) under $2/bag. I've actually bought them on sale for as cheap as 99 cents/bag. I just checked the bag and they're made in China, but you might be able to find some made elsewhere, if food safety is a concern. The bag does say, however, that they're certified USDA Organic.

      1. I have purchase dried chestnuts at 99Ranch and in Chinatown in the City and I am sure they will be available in Oakland Chinatown too.

        1. What do you plan to do with them? I just bought huge Korean chestnuts at Ranch 99 Richmond for $1.69 a pound. Roast'm, shell'm, dry'm or just eat'm.

          1. This may be a little late, but try the Pasta Shop in Rockridge.