Where can I buy fresh chestnuts in LA? preferably in tWEHO, Bev Hills or Westside?
TJs sells them in the shell by the pound (in a plastic container in the unrefrigerated produce section) and shelled and vaccumm sealed in both the refrigerated section (in 6 or 8 ounce packages) for the new packaging or in a red box (also vaccuum sealed) in the nuts section.
I'd call and ask the store though, because the availability depends from week to week, but I see them regularly from november through december at just about any TJs.
HAving fussed with the in-the-shell variety before, I much prefer buying the shelled meats and using those instead.