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Where to buy fresh plaintain in brooklyn (cobble hill area)

brooklynsavory Jan 23, 2010 01:48 PM

Just tried 3 stores in my area and no luck finding fresh plaintains. Any suggestions?

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    Pink Salt Jan 23, 2010 02:42 PM

    Met on Smith often has them. Also the bodega on Warren and Smith "always" has them. (Put them under hot tap water for 2-3 minutes before peeling the green ones...)

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      brooklynsavory Jan 23, 2010 11:09 PM

      Thank you!

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      Jaleamia Jan 24, 2010 11:52 AM

      Dont' know an exact location in your area, but try any Asian market, Latino or Caribbean market (Dominican, Puerto Rican, etc.) or markets like Costco, BJ's or Western Beef. The mainstream supermarkets grossly overcharge. You will pay $1 or more per platano at a place like Waldbaums where plantains are seen as "exotic"; at Western Beef it's $2 for 14 if you spend $20 on your groceries because platanos are a common cooking staple.

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