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Oct 28, 2009 10:40 AM

Looking for File Gumbo Powder

Does anyone know where you can get File Gumbo Powder (for making Gumbo) in the Boston area? Preferably downtown or south of the city. Thanks!

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  1. I would try Christina's Spice and Specialty Foods in Inman Square, Cambridge (next to East Coast Grill). I know its not south of the city, but they're supposed to be a good option. Otherwise, there are always online purveyors.

    1. I've seen it at Penzey's on Mass Ave in Arlington and Christina's in Inman Square, Cambridge.

      1. Pretty sure Whole Foods has it.

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        1. re: phatchris

          I've gotten the Paul Prudhomme brand at WF.

          1. re: phatchris

            I have a store brand (I think the 365 brand) from WF.

          2. If you don't want to go to Arlington you can order from Penzey's online.

            1. Debra's in West Concord (by the commuter rail) definitely has it, but the absolute best source I've ever heard of is here: