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Looking for local Tofu in NE Ohio.

AnnaEA Sep 1, 2009 10:54 AM


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....


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    Purple59 Jun 9, 2010 06:56 AM

    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.

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      stuart Nov 13, 2009 08:23 AM

      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.

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        Michaellovesfood Nov 5, 2009 10:44 AM

        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?

        Tink's Cafe
        215 S Main St, Blandinsville, IL 61420

        Hollands Restaurant
        204 N Market St, Minerva, OH 44657

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        1. re: Michaellovesfood
          Kelli2006 Nov 13, 2009 07:27 PM

          There is a Asian market in Akron just west of the central interchange but the cleanliness leaves a bit to be desired. They have a reasonable selection of packaged foods that are safe but I wouldn't buy anything fresh.

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          lyn Sep 4, 2009 05:55 PM

          I think this place has it-
          call and ask first though
          Asia Teahouse/
          Food Market

          3126 St. Clair Ave
          Cleveland, OH
          (216) 280-1681

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          1. re: lyn
            AnnaEA Sep 30, 2009 06:19 AM

            Sounds like I needs get me to Cleveland. Thank you all.

          2. madgreek Sep 3, 2009 05:50 AM

            In our area, either you befriend some kind local asians or make it yourself.

            This place has some decent quality packaged stuff though: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&...

            1. jes7o Sep 1, 2009 06:35 PM

              Go to the West Side Market in Cleveland. Not only can you get locally made tofu...but Maha's Falafil as well....yummmm.....

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