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Where the heck can I buy jarred, picked okra??

bvmk Feb 12, 2009 03:14 AM

I like hot, jarred, pickled okra but am having a hard time finding it. Any suggestions? Preferably in/around Brighton. Thanks!

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    jjbourgeois Feb 15, 2009 09:41 AM

    Pemberton Market on Mass Ave in Cambridge carries pickled okra.

    1. peregrine Feb 13, 2009 06:54 AM

      Not around Brighton, but the Armenian shops have it, either in the Watertown Coolidge Corner or at Eastern Lamejun on Belmont St.

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      1. re: peregrine
        qianning Feb 15, 2009 09:47 AM

        Is Eastern Lamejun the Armenian store next to Shangrila in Belmont? If so they definitely have pickled okra. If not, the Armenian store next to Shangrila in Belmont has pickled okra!

      2. cockscomb Feb 12, 2009 11:16 PM

        i would get some okra at whole foods and pickle them yourself... nothing better than a little snap in your pickled okra.
        in a vinegar, garlic, pickling spice mix you can get some pretty tasty results in a couple of weeks

        1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 12, 2009 07:58 AM

          Marty's Liquors, corner of Harvard and Commonwealth. Go to the deli section and look on the shelves across from the cheese section. It's on one of the lower shelves.

          Pickled okra is one of the things I occasionally get homesick for, so I always make a note of where to find it when the craving hits.

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          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps
            bvmk Feb 12, 2009 05:13 PM

            Marty's? Really?? My boyfriend loves that place and goes pretty often - that'd be perfect! Thanks!

            1. re: bvmk
              BarmyFotheringayPhipps Feb 12, 2009 05:24 PM

              You're welcome! Yeah, I was surprised too, but there they are, next to the cornichons and stuff.

          2. C. Hamster Feb 12, 2009 05:14 AM

            Not sure if it's hot but they sell pickled okra at Stop and Shop and Shaws.

            Fruit Center in Milton sells "gourmet" pickled items, including okra.

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            1. re: C. Hamster
              bvmk Feb 12, 2009 05:57 AM

              I haven't had any luck finding pickled okra - hot or not - at Stop & Shop OR Shaw's. But thanks for the suggestions!

              1. re: bvmk
                C. Hamster Feb 12, 2009 09:06 AM

                Stop and Shop keeps moving their stuff around in an illogical manner, but it was once on a high shelf near the pickles.

                I'll try to remember to look for it when I go next.

            2. galleygirl Feb 12, 2009 04:31 AM

              Rick's Pics, a gourmet pickle company, sells them at Whole Foods....

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              1. re: galleygirl
                bvmk Feb 12, 2009 05:57 AM

                I'll have to try the one on Washington St in Brighton - thanks!

                1. re: bvmk
                  galleygirl Feb 12, 2009 06:13 AM

                  It's called "Smokra", they can probably get it for you if they don't have it....

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