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Middle Eastern ingredients (fava beans) in RTP area?

Westy Sep 26, 2011 05:41 AM

Hello -
Made the Egyptian vegetable soup yesterday out of the Sundays at Moosewood Cookbook. GEAT recipe. Simple, foolproof and came out great.

Except....the only place I could find fava beans was in the "international" aisle at Harris Teeter. And they cost $2.99 per can. Not even a large can.

No way ois this how/where Middle Eastern folks shop for staples. Where can i get this type of ingredient for less?



Harris Teeter
, New Bern, NC 28560

  1. m
    mmrrhh Sep 29, 2011 08:00 PM

    There are a whole bunch of middle eastern stores in Raleigh that can supply these to you at low cost. Start with Neomonde on Beryl Road. Close by there is another store on Hillsborough Street and then another one near the junction of Method Road and Western Blvd. The best way to buy these is dry and then soak them overnight. Otherwise you are often just paying for water, not beans!

    1. p
      Panski Sep 27, 2011 04:33 AM

      Mariakakis (1322 Fordham Blvd.) in Chapel Hill has a very large selection of Middle Eastern products.

      1. meatn3 Sep 26, 2011 08:57 AM

        I think I've seen them at Neomondes in Raleigh, perhaps the Morrisville location has them too.

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        1. re: meatn3
          Rory Sep 26, 2011 07:31 PM

          Gosh, I know Mediterannean Deli has canned stuff, ring them and ask about the favas. Also frozen favas. I've seen them somewhere, but it might have been Europe, sorry,

          1. re: Rory
            rockycat Sep 26, 2011 08:16 PM

            You could also try Petra, near the Best Buy on Capital Blvd, just below 540.

            1. re: Rory
              LulusMom Sep 28, 2011 03:49 AM

              I would love to have the frozen ones. if anyone sees them around, please report. Otherwise, agree on Mariakakis.

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