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Where to buy quince?

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sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 02:50 PM

I love getting cheese platters at restaurants but when Im at home its not the same because Im missing the quince. Is there somewhere I can buy the ones they have in restaurants in the Mid La area?

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  1. Chowpatty RE: sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 03:21 PM

    I assume you mean quince paste? Fresh quince is only available a few months a year and isn't usually eaten raw, I don't think. It should be available at any gourmet market -- Cube, Surfas, Monsieur Marcel, Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills, Whole Foods, etc. I even found some at a much lower price at Fresh 'n Easy.

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      jaykayen RE: sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 03:22 PM

      saw them at Whole Foods last year. They're not in season now.

      1. jayspun RE: sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 03:24 PM

        Bought some from Whole Foods 2 weeks ago

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          fkingford RE: sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 04:41 PM

          Any Persian market will have them. Just saw some at Star market on SM blvd. west of Bundy.

          1. hppzz RE: sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 06:58 PM

            saw them at Jons market for $1 something a lb

            1. Funwithfood RE: sumo3175 Apr 16, 2009 09:15 PM

              Quince paste is at Bristol Farms, but much cheaper at Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica.

              1. Das Ubergeek RE: sumo3175 Apr 17, 2009 07:40 AM

                The absolute cheapest place to buy quince paste is at Vallarta, Superior or El Super (Mexican markets), with locations all over LA. The Spanish words are "ate de membrillo", pronounced approximately "AH-tay day mem-BREE-yoh".

                Fresh quinces are just about out of season and will soon only be available shipped in From Away with price tags and quality declined to match.

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