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Agar-Agar in metrowest?

cheesehead in recovery Aug 8, 2010 12:24 PM

I'd like to make some desserts with it. Where in the metro/suburban area can I buy Agar-Agar?

  1. almansa Aug 10, 2010 01:02 PM

    I would recommend buying powder rather than flake. It is much more economical. While Foods always has Eden brand flake, but gelling with that product requires a ratio of 1 Tbsp per cup liquid. Powder usually requires 1/2 tsp per cup. Green Street Organics in Melrose sells it in bulk for $120/lb (you can purchase as little as you like), but if it's something you plan on using often, I'd get it here:


    1. nsenada Aug 10, 2010 11:53 AM

      A New Leaf in Needham has it.

      1. StriperGuy Aug 9, 2010 08:20 AM

        Any Asian grocery store will have it.

        H Mart
        3 Old Concord Rd
        Burlington, MA 01803
        (781) 221-4570

        1. yarm Aug 9, 2010 08:10 AM

          Is there a Whole Foods near by you? They generally carry this.

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          1. re: yarm
            cheesehead in recovery Aug 11, 2010 07:37 AM

            They didn't have it at WF in Cambridge yesterday..

            1. re: cheesehead in recovery
              almansa Aug 11, 2010 01:08 PM


              Not tin the Asian Foods section by the soy sauce, nor in the baking section with the Jello substitutes?

          2. t
            three of us Aug 8, 2010 02:05 PM

            Health food stores may carry it. I believe I got some at Deborah's Natural Gourmet in West Concord at one time. It's worth a call to ask. I'd also call Whole Foods.

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            1. re: three of us
              bear Aug 8, 2010 03:03 PM

              Debra's Natural had some recently, in the bulk spice section I believe. They're pretty helpful there, so ask if you can't find it.

              Off topic, but Debra's is a great place to get really fresh bulk spices for cheap money. My car smelled like spices for a couple of days after I bought just a couple of dried spices.

            2. c oliver Aug 8, 2010 12:32 PM

              I'm in NoCal and can't find it in a regular grocery but got it at an Asian market.

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