Fresh Yeast- where to buy
Does anyone know where I can buy fresh yeast in LA? Here are the places I've exhausted:
- Grocery stores, including the bakery dept (whole foods included)
- bakeries within 10 miles or so of Santa Monica
- Surfas....they sometimes carry it although they haven' t been able to get it for the last 2 months from their supplier.
Online: looks like i could order it from here: http://www.allinkosher.com/p-34897-fl...
but the shipping is 3-4x the cost of the yeast brick...
Any suggestions welcome!
well, every year someone comes on CH with that exact same query, and for the past couple of years it dwindled to "only Surfas carries it and not all the time". So your best bet is online, unfortunately. I wish I could find it easily. The resources I haven't tried yet are Erewhon, and the Co-Op in Santa Monica. If you find it there, please report, thanks!
I found a reference to this in a pizza making thread, but it is a few years old. There is, or was, a bakery supply outfit in Glendale called Americana Bakery Distributors. Could find a website specifically for them, but here is contact info, http://www.tradekey.com/profile_view/.... Good luck.
i used to buy it at the gelson's on SM Blvd in weho. but of course this was back in 2006 so things have probably changed since. i would call them.