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Oct 17, 2009 09:15 PM

Where to buy truffles in Boston?

Where can a non-chef, non-restauranteur buy truffles in or around Boston?

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  1. Tomasso in Southboro will sell them when available.

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    1. re: trufflehound

      trufflehound, do you mean Tomasso? or the affiliated market, Panzano around the corner? Did you call ahead to get one?

    2. I have splurged on them at Savenors both Charles St and Cambridge

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      1. Formaggio in Cambridge has had them in the past.

        1. I'll suggest John Dewar's as another spot to check/call, they do have truffle oil and maybe paste or pate. If they have any it will likely be only the canned/bottled "summer" type though.

          As an aside I once bought several handfulls of American truffles at the big Wegmans in Pittsford NY (I think that Oregon and NC are where these are from), outside Rochester. Decent price less than $10/lb, but not very fragrant.

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            1. re: bear

              No, it was a great price -- but they were American and didn't have a Big truffle smell or taste. I got the feeling a representative brought them by trying to get a regular contract but I only saw them that one time.

          1. I was fortunate enough to run into Benjamin the mushroom guy outside the old L'Espalier a couple of times. I've bought a truffle from him.

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              1. re: trufflehound

                no, he also sells imported truffles to the chefs. It was Italian and came with complete disclosure about the season and exactly what I could expect from this one.