Looking for local Tofu in NE Ohio.
I live in Canton, OH, and am looking for a reasonably local source for good tofu. I am sick of tetra pack.
Any suggestions? Or do I need to break out my blender and start making my own....
Go to the West Side Market in Cleveland. Not only can you get locally made tofu...but Maha's Falafil as well....yummmm.....
Asian Supermarkets usuallly carry freshly made tofu. Tink Holl on E. 36th off of Payne Ave. in Cleveland makes Tofu at their store. Some of the others may as well, or if they don't, likely sell it. Not sure if you have any signifacantly sized Asian Supermarkets in the Akron/Canton Area?
215 S Main St, Blandinsville, IL 61420
204 N Market St, Minerva, OH 44657
I've been meaning to confirm the existence of a place called Cleveland Tofu. I'd seen it years ago in Heinen's but I couldn't find any reference to it at all on the Internet. And if Google doesn't know about it, then if must not exist. Anyway, I asked the chef at fire food and drink about it. They have a entree that features tofu on their menu: local squash stuffed with pumpkin and fall squash, black bean and tofu stew, cilantro slaw, pepitas and tequilla vin. Apparently, they use Cleveland Tofu.
I didn't ask where they got it. It may be difficult for retail consumers to find. I'll try to remember to ask the next time I'm there. Which will be Monday for a six course dinner featuring local tofu. Er... no, wait. I mean featuring local pork. Sorry. Anyway, the package says "premium handmade" and it also has a name and address, but no phone number. Vitalite Foods, 3800 Woodland Ave. I have to say, all the mystery has made me a little curious about this place.
I was just given three tubs of Vitalite Tofu and threw them all away. Unless tofu is organic, I will NOT eat it. Soybeans are one of the most pesticide-laden foods in our country (after cotton and corn). I tried to find Vitalite on the web to ask them whether their tofu was made from organic beans but couldn't come up with anything.