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Finding Sea Beans

I've had fresh sea bean a few times at restaurants in the bay area and in Vancouver. I love them!! No success so far in locating them to buy and cook myself. Does anyone know where to find the in San Francisco, the peninsula or the South Bay. I live on the coast, where you'd think we'd find them since they're "sea" beans....

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  1. You are looking for Salicornia. When Top Chef had their Hawaiian show I thought that "Sea Beans" were seeds from plants that washed out to sea and then were deposited on beaches. Silly me.
    Contact Melissan but try Bristol Farms first.
    http://www.melissas.com/Products/Prod...
    https://www.melissas.com/About-Us/Con...

    1. Far West Fungi sometimes they have them.

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      Far West Fungi
      1 Ferry Bldg # 34, San Francisco, CA

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Yes, they have them right now at Far West. $3 per basket (around a pint).

      2. Whole Foods Cupertino usually has them

        1. Ive seen them from time to time thru the years at Monterey Market

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          1. re: celeryroot

            Ditto Berkeley Bowl, though neither is in the requested area.

          2. I've found them on occasion at Rainbow Grocery.

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            Rainbow Grocery
            1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103