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Cilantro with roots attached

Has anyone seen this item in any markets in the greater boston area? The roots are commonly used in Thai cuisine. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Every once in a while at Russo's but not frequently. I am always looking. Hopefully someone will give a good consistent source.

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    1. re: iloveporkbelly

      Hmm... in my experience, every time I picked up cilantro from Russos, it has roots attached.

      1. re: y2000k

        Second that. Russo's cilantro almost always has roots attached (and lots of dirt too!).

        1. re: katzzz

          Third. I have some in my fridge w/ roots from Russo's.

          560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

    2. During the Summer we bought cilantro with roots attached at the Reading Market Basket. They were very fresh. We were pleasantly surprised.

      1. Easy to find at the Asian supermarkets (Ming's, C-Mart, Hong Kong, et. al.), but also not so hard to find at Western supermarkets in some neighborhoods, e.g., the Stop & Shop at South Bay.


        1. I just got some last week at Wilson Farms. It seems like Russo's and Wilson have it sporadically, as does the Somerville Market Basket.

          Just curious. Anyone know if the roots freeze well?

          Wilson Farm
          10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

          1. somerville market basket most, but not all, of the time

            1. The Hmong farmers usually have it, but I think most of the farmer's markets are wrapping up this month.

              1. It seems to come and go in pahses, often if one vendor has it they all do, and vice versa--as others have mentioned, russo's, market baskets, various chinese grocers, southeast asian grocers, also various indian grocers (downtown waltham, central square etc).

                1. I recently picked up both cilantro and mint with roots at Arax Market in Watertown.

                  Arax Market
                  585 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

                  1. The DeMoula's in downtown Haverhill usually has it.

                    1. Verrill Farm

                      Verrill Farm
                      11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742