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Dec 15, 2009 02:28 AM

Where can I find pickled herring?

My husband is Danish and I've decided to make a traditional Danish Christmas dinner this year. I've never looked for pickled herring before, so I'm clueless as to where to find the best. Any grocery store, or do I have to go to a specialty shop? Rockville/Gaithersburg area preferred, but not essential. Thanks!

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  1. I'm sure there are gourmet stores that stock these things, but you can also always stop by Ikea. they've got this and many other scandinavian favorites. For the pickled herring, they sell the same brands I see in the gourmet stores, so I don't think you're getting some sketchy version.

    1. I've gotten it at the Pentagon City Costco a couple of times and really liked it - however, I haven't seen it in my last couple of visits there.

      1. Try the Kielbasa Factory in Rockville ;-)

        1. Giant Food carries what you're looking for.

          1. My Danish sister in law usually buys it at Giant.