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Where can I get fresh Curry leaves and Bay leaves?

Soyabean Oct 28, 2009 06:37 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy fresh curry leaves and bay leaves. I saw that there was a post on buying a curry leave plants, but where I live, there is no way that it would grow in my garden...i.e. cold and salty wind (I live near the coast)
I've seen the dried stuff in Tescos and Asda but I think for better flavor, I'd quite like to get the fresh stuff.

  1. Peg Oct 30, 2009 12:54 PM

    Asda has curry leaves - well, it does in Bristol.

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      spli Oct 28, 2009 03:56 PM

      I buy curry leaves online from the spice shop (http://www.thespiceshop.co.uk/). They freeze well, and you can use them straight from the freezer.

      I get fresh bay leaves from Waitrose.

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      1. re: spli
        Soyabean Oct 29, 2009 02:06 AM

        Unfortunately I've never seen Waitrose in Scotland. Might try Sainsburys though.

        1. re: Soyabean
          FarleyFlavors Oct 29, 2009 03:06 AM

          My local Tesco Extra has fresh curry leaves.

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        Harters Oct 28, 2009 06:53 AM

        Curry leaves seem to be reasonably available in local decent asian shops near me.

        But, for bay, I just open the back door and pluck.

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