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Mar 5, 2012 08:08 PM

ISO dried French Puy Lentils in GTA....

Preferably uptown, preferably not St. Lawrence Market, but beggars can't be choosers...

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  1. I'm sure they should be easy to find. I bought some a while ago at Wholefoods.

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    1. re: dubchild

      I've tried several ethnic grocery stores, but haven't tried any mainstream grocery stores, so maybe I'm over-analyzing this. I didn't think of Wholefoods because it's not close by, but probably a good call... Highland Farms (below) is closer... I will try them, hopefully before Friday. Thank you all...

      1. re: dubchild

        I've bought them at Rubes, bottom floor of the St. Lawrence Market. The place in the centre with the beans and rice.

      2. Highland Farms is my source for reasonably priced du Puy lentils from Clic. They are grown in Saskatchewan but closely resemble the AOC product.

        1. I have seen them at Strictly Bulk (Pape & Danforth) and Better Bulk (Danforth & Woodbine).

          1. Just an fyi to anyone else searching... I found them uptown, just to the east on Marlee at Villa Bulk Foods. They are difficult to find, but worth the hunt. Thanks to everyone.

            1. The Big Carrot has French lentils in bulk but I don't know if they are actually grown in France.

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              1. re: Flexitarian

                De Puy lentils have a coveted AOC status just like Bresse chickens and rated growths in Bordeaux, Bourgogne,or the Rhone. If the AOC designation does not appear, it is likely they come from Saskatchewan or the U.S. There is nothing bad about the pretenders, but they do not have the benefit of the sloping Alpine soil or climate.

                1. re: jayt90

                  Not to be a menace but Puy lentils aren't from Bordeaux and don't grown in Alpine soil or climate.... also bordeaux isn't even close to the french alps. However you are correct the do have AOC status and the region is limited to central southern france.