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New to San Francisco, needing a few things

Halcyonwing Dec 3, 2011 05:29 PM

Hello, as the topic heading suggests, we just moved here this fall and are still getting our bearings. A couple of things we'd like to find would be:

Grocery sugar-free frozen yogurt - this is really common elsewhere and even outside the country, but for some reason I can't find it in the grocery stores in my area (Civic center). I'm used to having half a gallon of sugar free low fat vanilla froyo in the fridge rather than relying on kiosk-bought yogurt like Yogen Fruz all the time. I'd be willing to make the trek to find a source.

Milkfish - Just wondering if there's a seafood market that sells milkfish whole or filleted?

Elle et Vire dairy products - My preferred generic brand for butter, but I've not seen it since I moved here and wonder if any specialty stores carry it.

I'll add to this post as I go along and remember what else we need. Thank you kindly.

  1. wolfe Dec 3, 2011 05:38 PM

    Here's an old link about butters with an email address for Elle et Vire which was not available in 2008 but might be now.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/539109#4021217
    Also here is an older butter tasting showing what was available in the bay area.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/13/FDGASMT5PD1.DTL&ao=2
    Milkfish lead.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8197...

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    1. re: wolfe
      Halcyonwing Dec 3, 2011 07:29 PM

      Thank you kindly. I'm surprised Elle et Vire's expanded to many other countries but seems content not to here. I much prefer their lighter, airier mouthfeel and smooth delicate taste to Lurpak's stuff. Will give the above brands a try.

      1. re: wolfe
        Halcyonwing Dec 3, 2011 08:52 PM

        I also found the thread on President butter and am glad to see they stock it at the Rainbow Coop. I'm a fan of their 2% milk and will likely pick their butter up if I can't get my hands on Elle et Vire.

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