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Buckwheat Flour in LA?

anjuela Feb 19, 2010 12:43 PM

Does anyone know where I can find buckwheat flour? I live in Los Feliz, so someplace close by would be great!

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    sweetTooth RE: anjuela Feb 19, 2010 01:55 PM

    I have found this in Whole Foods before, though not all. I think I also found it in bulk bins at Rainbow Acres. Marina Farms on Centinela, near Jefferson also used to have it. Sorry, I don't live close to you, so have no nearby locations for you. Whole Foods have always been very helpful on the phone with inventory check and price checks. They even held an item for me, when it was the last of it's kind on the shelf. So I highly recommend calling your local WF.

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      thursday RE: anjuela Feb 19, 2010 02:09 PM

      I just went on a massive search for buckwheat flour, and the only place I was able to find it was also Whole Foods. If you're anti-WF, there's a store on Magnolia in Burbank called Food for Life that I was going to try, but they were closed when I drove by so I can't confirm. They do have all natural, organic, whole grain stuff galore, though.

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        katydid13 RE: thursday Mar 20, 2014 03:31 PM

        The Burbank shop is actually called Full o' Life.

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        ciaolette RE: anjuela Feb 19, 2010 03:25 PM

        Surfas carries buckwheat flour, with all the flours in the cold case. They handle their grains with great care/great quality. I know it's a bit of a drive from Los Feliz, but worth it.
        I have also bought buckwheat flour at Japanese markets ( for soba !), Mitsuwa has it for sure. So you could check the markets near you, I guess Little Tokyo.

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          kerosundae RE: anjuela Feb 19, 2010 08:51 PM

          I would've just assumed it would be easy to find in any asian supermarket. I guess it's not as common as I thought. A French supermarket would also have it, since that's what savory crepes are made of.

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            Bjartmarr RE: anjuela Feb 19, 2010 09:06 PM

            I thought I saw it at Co-opportunity in Santa Monica. You might want to call and confirm that, though, before you make the drive.

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              bad nono RE: anjuela Feb 19, 2010 09:56 PM

              I've seen some at Surfas and Whole Foods and I bought a bag (Bob's Mills, is it called?) in the organic section at a Ralph's but it was a long time ago.
              I'd suggest you also try a Jons supermarket in their "international foods" section. The one either on Hobart & Santa Monica or on Vermont would be likely to have it.
              You should call Surfas ahead if you go because sometimes they're out of some of the flours.

              If you find some, it can keep superbly in the freezer for a very long time. It doesn't freeze, so no need to thaw.

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                peifferc RE: anjuela Feb 20, 2010 05:09 PM

                Los Feliz -- you're in luck. They definitely have it at the Nature Mart / Bulk Bin place on Hillhurst just south of Ambrose. Lots of interesting things in the bins there.

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                  Milwood RE: anjuela Mar 8, 2012 09:18 AM

                  Re buckwheat flour. Nijiya Market on Sawtelle in WLA. Purchased today 3-7-2012. Reply to old post. Better late than never... : )

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