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Orange blossom water??

rebs May 8, 2011 01:04 PM

Does anyone know where I could find orange blossom/flower water? It's used in Indian cooking and (also great for your skin). I was going to start checking around at Asian/Indian food stores, but if anyone could steer me to a place where they know I can find it that would be great appreciated.


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    LeoLioness May 8, 2011 01:43 PM

    I bought some at the Somerville Market Basket last week. I'm pretty sure Whole Foods carries it too.

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    1. re: LeoLioness
      bella_sarda May 10, 2011 07:58 AM

      I bought both Orange flower water and rosewater at the Somerville Market Basket. Good-sized bottle for $2 each. Can't testify to quality comparisons with other sources.

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      tartandfit May 8, 2011 03:45 PM

      Pretty sure I've seen it at Russo's as well.

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        powella May 8, 2011 03:58 PM

        I've purchased it at Watertown middle eastern markets along the Mt. Auburn corridor.

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          Madrid May 8, 2011 03:58 PM

          Russo's has it, as do most of the Armenian grocers in Watertown...Arax, etc.

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            threedogs May 9, 2011 07:42 PM

            That's where I bought mine, along with Rose Water (although I couldn't tell you which one). Was all set to make a recipe for 10-minute Baklava found on the web (Lebanese food blogger), but never did make it.

        2. opinionatedchef May 8, 2011 04:33 PM

          funny, i do not think of orange water in indian cooking, but i immmediately associate it w/ mediterranean cuisines. As the others have told you, the armenian/turkish/lebanese markets in belmont/watertown>> arax, sevan, eatern lamejun.

          Eastern Lamejun Bakers
          145 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

          Sevan Bakery
          599 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

          Arax Market
          585 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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            PinchOfSalt May 8, 2011 06:00 PM

            Also Massis, which is a block away from Araz and Sevan along Mt. Auburn Street. Eastern Lamejun is in a completely different area than the other three.

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              okra May 10, 2011 05:39 AM

              Eastern Lamejun is a couple of blocks away from the 3 above - not a bad walk on a nice day, and an excuse to eat lunch at Shangri La :)

              149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

              Eastern Lamejun Bakers
              145 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

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                threedogs May 10, 2011 05:50 AM

                Moved to this area a few months ago - Shangri-la is a new one to me. Thanks for the heads up - watching what I'm eating right now (translated: got to get this weight off of me before it does me in completely!). Did a search - I think I'll be trying it as soon as I have one of my self-designated treat-days!

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                  okra May 10, 2011 07:59 AM

                  This might not be the board for those looking to avoid tasty treats... :)

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                    threedogs May 10, 2011 07:35 PM

                    Tell me about it. I've already stopped my email notices - then started them up again. Think I'll need to step away for a bit!

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                  PinchOfSalt May 10, 2011 07:36 AM

                  I live in the area and respectfully disagree about the distance. Here is a map that shows all four groceries. One could certainly walk, but looking at the scale, it is more than a half mile.


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                    threedogs May 10, 2011 07:49 AM

                    Did the distance w/that google map link to Eastern Lamejin's fr Sevans - says it's roughly about a half mile. *If* I wasn't having this danged problem w/my bad knee (really frustrates me) - would easily walk that distance on a nice day.

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              Isolda May 8, 2011 06:04 PM

              Don't know where you live, but the Whole Foods in Framingham and the Shaw's in Ashland both carry it. Both stores put it with their Middle Eastern groceries, on the top shelf, the last time I checked. It was next to the rose water.

              1. nsenada May 9, 2011 06:07 AM

                Also seen it in the middle eastern markets in Haymarket.

                Blackstone St, Boston, MA

                1. MC Slim JB May 10, 2011 04:15 AM

                  The Boston Shaker carries it; it's essential to certain classic cocktails, like the Ramos Gin Fizz.


                  The Boston Shaker
                  69 Holland Street, Somerville, MA

                  1. C. Hamster May 10, 2011 04:53 AM

                    I think I saw it at that cool little middle eastern store next to the South End Formaggio

                    South End Formaggio
                    268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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                      MC Slim JB May 10, 2011 07:10 AM

                      That would be Syrian Grocery Importing Company, 270 Shawmut Ave.


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                        C. Hamster May 10, 2011 07:23 AM


                        Very interesting little place ... when its open!

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                          MC Slim JB May 10, 2011 07:30 AM

                          Tues-Sat, 11:30a-6:30p. They've been keeping pretty regular hours lately.


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                            C. Hamster May 12, 2011 07:53 AM

                            TNX again.

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                          Madrid May 12, 2011 09:28 AM

                          It's very interesting to compare the prices there on exact same items with those at Formaggio's next door.

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                        jjbourgeois May 11, 2011 05:09 AM

                        Cardullo's in Harvard Square I beleive also carries it.

                        1. Chris VR May 12, 2011 04:58 AM

                          Hannaford sells it- I just saw it at the Saugus store yesterday, next to the jarred tomato sauces.

                          1. okra May 12, 2011 10:13 AM

                            If you're in the center of Watertown, Tabrizi Bakery has it...

                            Tabrizi Bakery
                            56 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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