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Bakersfield...Whole foods-type? Asian markets?

hungryjen Jun 16, 2009 02:17 PM

I just moved here from Manhattan and can't seem to find some stuff I'm used to. Any store like whole foods? Any places that sell things like roasted peppers and babaganoush?...

Are there Asian markets? I'm hoping to buy things like dumplings and other cold stuff that I can't lug in from 99 when I go to Van Nuy. BTW I tried the asian market in little Saiga plaza but the food is mostly Vietnameese and not Chinese/Japanese.

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    Bakersfield Hound RE: hungryjen Jun 16, 2009 08:03 PM

    Closest Whole Foods would be either Fresno or maybe Santa Clarita. Roasted peppers I see in all the stores, maybe check World Market and Luigi's I usually make my own Babaganoush, there's a Mediterranean market in the Northeast corner of Ashe and White Lane. There's also a Oriental Market on White Lane between Gosford and Ashe on the South side of the street, I forget the name.
    What brings you to Bakersfeild all the way the other coast, if I may ask?


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    1. re: Bakersfield Hound
      hungryjen RE: Bakersfield Hound Jun 18, 2009 11:54 PM

      My BF got a job here so I moved here with him

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      mpilley RE: hungryjen Jun 16, 2009 09:23 PM

      You may have already found this map of various places, but if not it may have some leads:


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        hungryjen RE: mpilley Jun 26, 2009 03:47 AM

        Thanks. I will go down the list. BTW, we tried the Magat's Asian market yesterday and it doesn't exist. I think it's Dollar Tree now. We live on the NE so we will venture to the more western markets listed there probably on another weekend (this weekend, going to San Gabriel...lol)

      2. fresnohotspot RE: hungryjen Jun 17, 2009 09:58 AM

        See if they can meet your needs at this location - Chinese/Japanese.

        Asian Market & Teriyaki Bowl
        Bakersfield, CA 93309-5149

        Phone: 661-832-6392
        Fax: 661-832-6289

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          fresnohotspot RE: fresnohotspot Jun 19, 2009 07:37 AM

          I just noticed I left the street address off -

          Asia Market & Teriyaki Bowl
          3699 Ming Ave # H
          Bakersfield, CA 93309
          (661) 832-6392

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            hungryjen RE: fresnohotspot Jun 26, 2009 03:49 AM

            I looked on their website and it seems they are a restaurant...no market. Like Boston market...lol.

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          Bcakes RE: hungryjen Jun 17, 2009 12:09 PM

          Trader Joe's
          8200 Stockdale Hwy # C21
          Bakersfield, CA 93311
          (661) 837-8863

          1. PeterL RE: hungryjen Jun 19, 2009 10:55 AM

            Oh your poor thing. Yes Trader Joe (a California institution, commonly called TJ's) is your best bet. Or drive over the "grapevine" into Los Angeles.

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              tavmark RE: PeterL Jun 19, 2009 03:04 PM

              The Gourmet Store (I think that's the name) next door to Cafe Med would have the ingredients to make baba ganoush (or hummus). They may even have some already prepared. I don't have an exact address but it is behind The Outback Restaurant on Stockdale Highway.

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                Bakersfield Hound RE: tavmark Jun 19, 2009 06:25 PM

                What the Gourmet Shoppe has is Turkish Salad and with some Zoug (sp) which is JalapeƱo pesto is out of this world. O & S Mediterranean Groceries & Deli
                4800 White Ln Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 831-7551 has everything you need plus fresh pita bread.

            2. badseed RE: hungryjen Jun 20, 2009 09:46 PM

              You can get baba ganoush at Flame & Skewers restaurants. They have 2 locations.

              Flame & Skewers Mediterranean
              1201 24th St Ste C110, Bakersfield, CA 93301

              Flame & Skewers Mediterranean Restaurant
              5482 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309

              Trader Joe's
              8200 Stockdale Hwy C21, Bakersfield, CA 93311

              Gourmet Shoppe By Cafe Med
              4801 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309

              Asia Market & Teriyaki Bowl
              3699 Ming Ave, H Bakersfield, CA

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                hungryjen RE: hungryjen Jun 26, 2009 03:48 AM

                Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I do check this thread regularly and have written down most of this stuff. Keep suggesting!

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