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Feb 3, 2009 04:45 PM

Where to buy hazelnuts in Philly?

Need hazelnuts to make a romesco sauce. Did not see them at Superfresh. Any suggestions?

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  1. Hazelnuts are the same as filberts. They have them at Nuts to You and many other places.

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    1. re: sylviag

      Aren't they in the same nut family but not the exact same nut?

      1. re: Den

        According to
        The name filbert is the scientifically correct name for the tree and nut. The name is of French origin and the tree was likely first introduced into Oregon by early French settlers. Hazelnut is the name coined by the English and it was applied to the native species by early settlers. Hazelnut is more commonly used in marketing channels. In 1981 the Oregon Filbert Commission decided to conform to the common standard and began emphasizing "Hazelnut."

        But not everyone agrees. So here's another explanation:

    2. Trader Joe's has a good selection... I always buy their mixed nuts, which contain hazelnuts, so they probably carry them separately as well...

      1. Romesco with hazelnuts. Sounds interesting as I always have used almonds.

        Yes, TJ's in Gateway Shopping Center has them.

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        1. re: Chefpaulo

          I'm pretty sure Iovine's has them in Reading Terminal.

          1. re: bluehensfan

            They do and the PA dutch candy and nut person by the Dutch Eating Place and the Spice Terminal also carry them I believe

        2. Damn, the one nut I'm totally allergic're killing me here!

          1. Whole Foods just of the parkway has TONS of nuts, grains, etc.