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Where to buy Rao's pasta and sauce?

sonofdad Mar 30, 2010 06:40 PM

I recently moved to Uptown Dallas and have been looking for Rao's products to no avail. I can always buy online, but I'd rather avoid the shipping costs. Does anyone know which stores in the area sell this stuff? Thanks in advance.

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    YvonneDawg Mar 30, 2010 06:55 PM

    If anyone would have it, try Central Markets. Best selection of everything food-wise in Dallas (or Austin, or most of the other markets they service).

    1. twinwillow Mar 30, 2010 09:13 PM

      Central Market, for sure! Although, Mario Batali's sauces are better. Also available at CM.

      1. LewisvilleHounder Mar 31, 2010 06:55 AM

        You can buy Rao's and Gia Russa at Wal-Mart in Lewisville (Main) and the Highland Village stores.

        I don't believe they carry the pasta though.

        1. Scagnetti Mar 31, 2010 07:51 AM

          I've picked up a couple of jars of the sauce in the bargain bin at the Tom Thumb at Alma and GBT in Richardson.

          I was not impressed with the sauce but I do own Rao's Cookbook which for me is the de facto source for New York Italian-American "red sauce" restaurant type recipes.

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          1. re: Scagnetti
            DallasDude Mar 31, 2010 08:47 AM

            Seen it at Albertsons too. Not too allusive.

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            jindomommy Apr 3, 2010 10:21 PM

            For a jarred sauce, Rao's is really pricey. I believe WFs has it. A few years back, I got a free jar of Napa Valley Bistro sauce at CM and thought it was pretty good for jarred. It was also half the price.

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            1. re: jindomommy
              CocoaNut Apr 4, 2010 08:07 AM

              I've never tried the Rao's brand, so can't compare, but I agree that Napa Valley Bistro (Fire roasted w/Cabernet) is very good - besides CM, I've seen it at Wal-Mart (Grapevine), but not all varieties.

            2. twinwillow Apr 3, 2010 10:24 PM

              I noticed Rao's sauces at Whole Foods (Lomo Alto) today.

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                DarnellErwinFletcher Apr 5, 2010 09:58 AM

                I don't know why anyone that lived in Uptown would seek out Rao's, when Jimmy's is so close.

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                  drmrs Apr 5, 2010 07:13 PM

                  Super Target always has it, and it's usually a bit cheaper than the grocery stores.

                  1. twinwillow Apr 5, 2010 08:45 PM

                    I don't know why anyone living anywhere would buy a jarred sauce when making your own is so easy and, so much better tasting.

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