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Where to buy Quinces in DC?

Flaxen_Vixen Oct 27, 2009 09:19 AM

The Tunisian Lamb Stew on the front page of Chow is taunting me. Where to buy quinces in DC?

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    Garlic Guy Feb 7, 2010 05:43 PM

    I just saw quinces at the Safeway at 5th and L. Incidentally, the Superbowl is an excellent time for shopping--the place was practically empty.

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      lil magill Jan 3, 2010 10:05 AM

      ethnic markets! korean, middle eastern of any stripe.... they're everywhere in dc. 355 behind south of the border across from congressional plaza. lotte in wheaton. there are many in NoVa too.

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        edub Jan 28, 2010 10:23 AM

        Is quince season over? Has anyone seen them recently and if so where?

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        Indy 67 Nov 3, 2009 04:31 AM

        If you're still looking, Balducci's in McLean had them yesterday (November 2).

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          cfoodie Nov 1, 2009 01:27 PM

          Super Grand Mart in Laurel (and probably other places too). I think 99 cents a pound.

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            Mer_Made Nov 2, 2009 12:59 PM

            Seconded! I was there today, and they have huge containers of them.

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              elegantelliot Nov 2, 2009 01:20 PM

              they had them at the farmers market in bethesda on saturday

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            katecm Oct 27, 2009 10:17 AM

            Ask around at farmer's markets. A lot of apple orchards keep them around for pollination but don't harvest them, so you may have to ask them to specially pick you some.

            If that fails, I have found them at Whole Foods. However, you have to be assertive. I called ahead once and the produce manager assured me he had them. I went to the store after work and couldn't find any. The man working there said he didn't have any. I told him about my converstion with the manager and he still swore he didn't have any. I begged him to look in the back, and lo and behold, boxes full!

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              Flaxen_Vixen Oct 27, 2009 11:23 AM

              Which Whole Foods was it? I have a car and am willing to go searching.

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                katecm Oct 27, 2009 11:41 AM

                This was Tenleytown, but start by calling the ones nearest you. The produce managers there tend to be really helpful.

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                OldGeorgetowner Oct 29, 2009 02:37 PM

                Dean & Deluca has them today.

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