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where to find cheap salmon roe / caviar

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anybody know where i can find inexpensive salmon caviar? i know places like citarella carry it, but its a smallish quantity, and pretty pricey. i know a couple years ago, i was able to find it in large amounts for a good price, but everybody seems to like to keep the price high.

any help on where to find it in bulk or cheap containers of it would be appreciated.

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  1. Hi ironcheff - maybe you think it's expensive, but the salmon roe at Zabar's last time I was there (month ago) was pretty cheap - so much so that I brought a decent amount home with me (along with other goodies) via cooler to L.A.

    1. If you go to Japanese grocery stores like sunrise mart, they have small containers and are cheaper than Zabar's or Citerella. Mitsuwa also has pretty reasonably priced salmon roes (ikura). You can ask if they will sell you in bulk, as I do believe they simply put their supply into small containers for sale.

      1. Any Russian food store carries it very inexpensively. Try Brighton Beach unless you know of a place closer to you. They'll also let you try it before buying.