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Mar 27, 2011 09:32 PM

buying molecular gastronomy ingredients

i want to buy calcium chloride, sodium alginate, and a little syringe. I know Le Sanctuaire sells all that BUT they are only open 10:30-4:30 M-F and I don't work in the City.

Is there anywhere else in the city that sells that stuff?

Le Sanctuaire
315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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  1. If you don't get any other City alternatives ...... you could consider mail order.

    1. call Rainbow they sometimes carry the two............. If you know anyone who is diabetic get the syringe from them or some pet shops carry for dogs and cats.

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      1. re: celeryroot

        I just called Rainbow...they don't have it :(


        1. re: cpack

          Hmmmmm Ive gotten SA at Rainbow in past......against the wall . on left, in a big jar where flours and baking soda etc are. By the way I like the needleless syringes better, usually the bigger pet stores carry. Used for giving pets liquid medicine.

          1. re: celeryroot

            how weird. bunch a liars over there at Rainbow ;)

            are you saying that it is in that same section with the tapioca flour and stuff?

            thanks for the rec on where to get a syringe. Yeah, i don't want anything to do with needles.

      2. Not in the city - actually in Quebec, but if you don't mind mail order:

        You can get the base kit, and then can buy the individual chemicals as you need them. Comes with a DVD with recipes as well. Also, you can link to a forum as well.


        1. Spun sugar in berkeley has had some crazy ingredients along these lines, not sure if they have those particular ones, but it might be worth a call.

          1. If you can't drop by Le Sanctuaire to pick up, they will ship, as mail order is the majority of their business.

            Le Sanctuaire
            315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108