Where to buy fresh (still in shells if poss.) nuts in LA?
I'm looking to make a hazelnut tart tomorrow and I've ready that nuts (especially walnuts) get bitter/go off rapidly after shelling. I haven't seen anywhere that sells non-shelled nuts in LA (to be honest I haven't exactly been looking until today!).
Anyone got any recommendations/suggestions? I'm in the Silver Lake area, but willing to travel. Much appreciated!
PS - this is my first Chowhound post! I've been using the forums for a little while now, but I'm excited to become an active member.
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I believe you can try your luck at Grand Central Market, in Downtown L.A., near Angels Flight tramway, on Hill Street.
Good luck in your nutty quest.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Jons market (at least the one @ H'wood & Vermont) has always had shelled walnuts, though they're kind of hidden in floor level bins beneath produce. They sometimes have hazelnuts, as well, but I didn't see them when I looked last week. But, this could be due to their unofficial store policy of putting certain items in oddball places rather than a lack of them.