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ISO Banana leaves around Chicago

mjane79 Jun 11, 2010 12:44 PM

I am looking for banana leaves in the Chicago area. I've looked at some stores in Chinatown but I haven't found them so I would appreciate any recommendations on where to find them in Chicago or in NW Indiana.


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    ldsilver Jun 15, 2010 12:43 PM

    I have seen them at Tony's at Harlem avenue and 24th street in North Riverside. They are in the produce section

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      Eldon Kreider Jun 11, 2010 01:31 PM

      Practically all Hispanic grocery stores carry frozen banana leaves.

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        mjane79 Jun 11, 2010 02:05 PM

        I haven't seen them in the stores I've been in so I'm looking for specific stores that people have seen them in.

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          Eldon Kreider Jun 12, 2010 11:09 AM

          A long way from NW Indiana, but near my home HarvesTime Foods and Cermak Produce both carry them in their freezer cases.

          If you go to HarvesTime, stop at Nhu Lan just east of their parking lot for banh mi. They also supply the mini baguettes for several other banh mi shops in Chicago.

          HarvesTime Foods
          2632 W. Lawrence Ave.
          Chicago, IL 60625

          Cermak Produce
          4234 North Kedzie Ave.
          Chicago, IL 60618

          Nhu Lan
          2612 W. Lawrence Ave.
          Chicago, IL 60625
          for more than you may want to know: http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic....

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