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Where to find escargot?

lillotis Feb 7, 2011 10:10 AM

Any grocery stores or gourmet shops that sell escargot? Preferable in 'burbs...

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    Bigley9 Feb 8, 2011 10:35 AM

    My usual seafood response: Ippolitos at 13th and Dickenson, may need to call a day (sometimes half a day) ahead. So not the burbs, but if you see the Samuels and Sons truck delivering to any store, they can get them for you too!

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      gardens4me Feb 9, 2011 05:04 AM

      Shocking though this may be, McMenamin's in Mt Airy has them on their menu and they were great the last time I had them there!

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        gardens4me Feb 9, 2011 05:04 AM

        I have purchased them in Wegman's and they are just fine!

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          danbee1 Feb 9, 2011 05:21 AM

          Fresh Market sells them. Since they are almost certainly canned (or jarred) no matter where you buy them you might want to buy the can yourself and make a fresh garlic sauce. You can also buy the empty shells if presentation is important.

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            cwdonald Feb 9, 2011 06:26 AM

            One step worse than the Fresh Market you can go to Wegmans and they sell them with shell and sauce.. all you have to do is bake or (shudder) microwave them.

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              danbee1 Feb 9, 2011 10:50 AM

              And I'm pretty sure Trader Joe sells them frozen. Never have had them though - I would think they might be squishy (technical culinary term).

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