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Feb 15, 2009 07:22 AM

almond meal/flour in los angeles?

anyone know where to buy this locally?

thanks in advance!!!

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  1. I think granny's health foods in pasadena may have it, and i'm pretty sure most whole foods have it near the other flours. I think it's bob's red mill brand.

      1. re: chez cherie

        the tj's in westchester carries it off and on.

        1. re: chez cherie

          It was at the Tustin (Newport/Irvine Blvd) TJ's today.

          1. re: chez cherie

            I actually found the almond meal at Trader Joe's and nowhere else.

            1. re: miwine

              Surfas did not have almond meal, they did have hazelnut meal.

            2. TJ's and Whole Foods and many health food stores.

              1. Sprouts has it. It's expensive - 10 dollars a bag - but they always have it in every store.
                But its the real deal, unlike the TJs stuff which has the skin of the almond left on it.

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                1. re: ausfrench

                  i will be using it to make macorons....which are a delicate process. i want the best quality i can find. thank you.

                  1. re: lotta_cox

                    Then get it from Surfas. They have a small but excellent confection-and-patisserie-making section with both ingredients and tools. I don't do that, but my French sister-in-law went nuts there (literally ;-) My other recommendation, if she has it, is Nicole's in South Pasadena, as she also carries lots of that sort of thing.

                    1. re: Will Owen

                      they didn't have it at Surfa;s, but they did have hazelnut, which I can use. I found the almond at Trader Joe's. We'll see how that goes.

                      1. re: lotta_cox

                        ah if you want to make French macarons don't use Tj's almond meal as it's ground with the skin on. You need blanched almond meal for macarons.
                        I'm surprised Surfas didn't have it.

                        1. re: bad nono

                          actually, despite the skin on the almonds in trader joe's meal, the macarons still were delicious. they had lots of little brown spots, and I over beat the batter and need to try another round. however, the flavors were delicious.