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ISO xanthan gum in tiny quantities in SF (not Rainbow Grocery)

stilton Nov 16, 2010 10:33 PM

I am in need of about 2 tablespoons' worth of xanthan gum to make something for a celiac-affected guest for Thanksgiving. I went to Rainbow yesterday but they are out of stock and couldn't tell me when they'll have more coming in. I called around the more well-known health food stores in the city but they either don't have any or sell it only in those 8oz Bob's Redmill packages. Does anyone have a lead?

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    pauliface Nov 17, 2010 08:09 AM

    They have it at Spun Sugar in Berkeley.

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    Spun Sugar
    1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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      oldunc Nov 17, 2010 04:54 AM

      I'm pretty sure I've seen it in bulk at Harvest House in Pleasant Hill (may be Concord, the borders are weird in that area). Worth a call, anyway.

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        celeryroot Nov 17, 2010 04:43 AM

        Give Le Sanctuaire a call

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        Le Sanctuaire
        315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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          jsaimd Nov 16, 2010 10:43 PM

          What are you baking? I suggest you just buy a pre-mixed gluten-free flour. I can steer you to one if you let me know what you are baking.

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            stilton Nov 16, 2010 10:50 PM

            Puff pastry from here: http://tinyurl.com/ylp58ed
            For tarte tatin and veggie turnovers. I'm willing to go with a gf pie crust, but I'd like a little more zing since it's the holidays.

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              jsaimd Nov 17, 2010 07:25 AM

              I would use a good GF bread flour. Schars would be a good choice - just buy the bread mix. You can get it at Raleys in the area. You can also use King Arthur that you get at Whole Foods. If you are near the peninsula I can give you some xanthan too.

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              Raley's
              157 N Mcdowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA

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