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Where to find Vanilla beans in Philly or MainLine area?

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HUNYBDGR May 13, 2010 07:55 AM

Where can I buy good, plump grade A and B vanilla beans in the MainLine or Philly area? Main Line environs would be preferable but Philly is fine too. The furthest out west I can go is eastern Berks Co. Thanks!

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    Whinerdiner May 14, 2010 01:06 PM

    Try the Ardmore Farmer's Market in Suburban Square. I saw them there recently when we were shopping for Mother's Day. Not sure about the grade, though.

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      Bigley9 May 14, 2010 10:40 AM

      The Spice Terminal in the RTM carries them

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        Boognish May 13, 2010 10:21 AM

        If you search for vanilla beans on Ebay, a Doylestown company will show up in the search. Best & cheapest beans I've ever seen.

        Vanilla Products USA is their name. Not sure if they have any kind of storefront.

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          susan1353 May 13, 2010 09:16 AM

          The Head Nut in Havertown.

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            Hungryin theBurbs May 13, 2010 08:50 AM

            I like Penzey's vanilla beans. I go to the one in Chestnut Hill, but they also do mail order.

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              Kater May 13, 2010 01:40 PM

              Seconded. I have been very very pleased with their vanilla beans, must more so than other gourmet shops.

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              chocHollyK May 13, 2010 08:41 AM

              Have you tried World Market?
              I'm guessing there's gotta be one in or near Philly and I know the World Markets where I've lived have always sold vanilla beans.
              Try other gourmet food/grocery stores also.

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