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Nov 11, 2009 03:21 PM

where can I find dried bergamot?

I have had trouble locating this herb in Montreal, have called several spice shops. I would welcome all suggestions. As an alternative, bergamot oil would be nice.
thanks and cheers.

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  1. Have you tried Anatol's?

    6822 St Laurent
    (514) 276-0107

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    1. re: kpzoo

      being new to the area, I am not familiar with Anatol's so, no, I have tried them yet but I will - thanks a lot for the tip!

    2. There's a great spice/oil store at Jean Talon Market, they might carry it. I forget the name, but it's in the main section, not the stalls.

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      1. re: rakeypakey

        Carswell, I'll save you the trouble. ;-)

        La Dépense
        Jean-Talon Market

        Jean-Talon Market
        7075 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2S, CA

        1. re: rakeypakey

          You're probably thinking of Olives et Épices. Their transactional website -- -- doesn't list bergamot, though that doesn't necessarily mean the brick-and-mortar store doesn't carry it. O&É's sister store, La Dépense, also at the Jean Talon Market, might be worth checking out too, especially for bergamot oil.

          Edit: Ha! We cross-posted, kpzoo. Still, it's odd how often questions to which it's a possible answer have been coming up lately.

          1. re: carswell

            Whoops - thanks for clarifying that they have two stores!

        2. Bergamot is a citrus fruit, and I have never seen the dried peel sold anywhere here. I think you'll need to get the oil. It's a great way to give foods that Earl Grey flavour without the tea leaves. A health food store is probably your best bet. Good luck!