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May 27, 2009 07:50 AM

Where to find tarramosalata (sp?)

I know of only one place in town that sells it. It's where my Mom gets it, I think it's called Greek Corner. I was wondering if there are more sources for this delicious greek dip/spread. I live in the Malden, Everett, Medford area.

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  1. To eat in, or to buy?
    The VERY best, hands down, is the in-store made that they sell at Seven Bakery, in Watertown. Absolutely addictive, and rasonably priced.Nothing else, not even restaurant versions, come close.

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    1. re: galleygirl

      Ditto Sevan's although I also like the housemade version at Sophia's Greek Payntry in Belmont, which is slightly different although I couldn't tell you what makes it so.

      1. re: GretchenS

        One could be made with bread (I know Sevan's is) one made with potato?
        Krinos is the brand sold in many stores, I'm sure it works in a pinch....

          1. re: smtucker

            Like I've said, I can't comment, becasuse I haven't tried it. I am intrigued tho, and maybe I should go out there...It's just hard to go past Sevan's

            1. re: galleygirl

              And I will need to pick some up at Seven's the next time I am there. In fact, maybe I will get both on the same day and try them side-by-side.

              1. re: smtucker

                My family would heartily approve my doing the same, I'm sure....

      2. re: galleygirl

        Had no idea Sevan sold it - I'll have to try!

        The one at Farm Grille in Newton is pretty good. I actually haven't noticed much variation in taramosalata, but that's probably because I haven't tried enough.

        1. re: Prav

          Be careful; they sell Krinos, but they also sell their house-brand in plastic deli containers.
          I've had the one at fram grille. I'm a big Farm Grille fan, but their taramasalata isn't their finiest moment. OTOH, any taramasalata in a pinch!

          1. re: galleygirl

            What is the house (delicious) style like? Er, how does it differ from the mild, creamy, pink versions I've tried elsewhere? I'm intrigued.

            1. re: Prav

              Less creamy, more of a cream cheese consistancy, tho it's NOT cream cheese; it's only emulsified EVOO that gives it that consistancy. Really, when we have it in the house, all bets are off. We usually buy it as part of our Tanglewood picnics....

      3. Agree with Gretchen, Sophia 's Greek Pantry in Belmont makes the best. Exactly like it is in Greece. While you are there, ask for her homemade Greek yogurt (which she supplies to local restaurants) and sample the diffrent varieties of feta and olives.

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        1. re: emilief

          Sophia's is a gem. Her yogurt is excellent and her taramasalata is very good. Other than that, I also agree that Sevan's is good and disagree about Farm Grill; I don't like their version.

          1. re: emilief

            Once I had Sophia's version, I stopped making it myself. It is amazing and delicious. Well worth the drive to her shop.

          2. the MarketBaskets in my area carry a decent one, i can't remember the name though.

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            1. re: ScubaSteve

              the jars will do in a pinch (Krinos I think is the typical brand so probably what you get at MarketBasket) but Sevans is grand. Haven't tried Sophia's - I will have to go. As to bread, I thought taramsalata had bread, carp roe, olive oil, lime and i forget what else, but i assumed they all had bread?

              1. re: teezeetoo

                Naw, the big division is bread vs.mashed potatoes....

              2. The only taramosalata I've ever had was at Desfina's near Kendall Square (corner of Third St and Charles St) - I liked it, a lot.