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Nov 16, 2010 10:33 PM

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

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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  1. 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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    1. re: jsaimd

      Puff pastry from here:
      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.

      1. re: stilton

        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.

        157 N Mcdowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA

    2. Give Le Sanctuaire a call

      Le Sanctuaire
      315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

      1. 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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          1. They have it at Spun Sugar in Berkeley.

            Spun Sugar
            1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA