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Larry1700 Mar 18, 2012 04:07 PM

Does anyone know any Houston stores which sell "Batampte" brand sour garlic pickles or any other sour garlic pickles, for that matter?


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    brucesw Apr 19, 2012 06:21 AM

    All of the grocery stores that serve the Meyerland area will have Kosher departments and will carry some Batampte products.

    Kroger Signature, W. Bellfort @ S. Post Oak - I've bought them here before but store is undergoing major remodeling and saw a lot of empty shelves on a visit earlier this week. Didn't look for the pickles.

    HEB - S. Braeswood @ Chimney Rock - older, dumpy store with small Kosher dept. I've bought the mustard there before but try to avoid the store at all costs.

    Belden's - N. Braeswood @ Chimney Rock, great local, one-of-a-kind store, biggest selection of Kosher pdts in town but a bit pricier.

    Also, probably the Randall's on S. Post Oak @ W. Bellfort. I know they have a kosher department but I've never checked it out.

    As far as others there are two Russian delis in the Meyerland area that make their own 'lightly brined cucumbers' that I like better than Batampte; I've had some Batampte that were really brackish::

    The Russian General Store - Hillcroft @ S. Braeswood

    Golden Grains - on Birdwood, a mostly residential street a couple blocks north of Beldens.

    Small stores means home-made products may not always be in stock.

    Meyerland is off the southwest corner of Loop 610.

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      vergilius Mar 23, 2012 02:13 PM

      Spec's Warehouse in Midtown carries Ba-Tampte pickles. Love the garlic dill and half sour pickles.

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      1. re: vergilius
        Larry1700 Mar 24, 2012 12:23 PM

        Thank you. I am new to Houston. Where is Spec's Midtown?

        1. re: Larry1700
          DoobieWah Mar 24, 2012 12:50 PM

          Map for Spec's Midtown location.


          Also, I saw a Batampte product at Central Market today. It wasn't pickles, but mustard I think at the deli counter. However, if they have one...

          And here's a map for Central Market:


          Both of those stores are fun to shop.

          BTW, I don't know where you're coming from, but liquor stores, (which Spec's technically is), are not open on Sunday, so don't try to go there tomorrow. (Just a "heads-up".)

          1. re: DoobieWah
            Larry1700 Mar 24, 2012 03:29 PM

            I've been to that store (to buy a certain exotic brand of whiskey.) I just didn't know it was considered "mid town!" Thank you.

            I've been to Central Market several times but forgot to look there for pickles. I will try again.

            I moved here from the Seattle -- WA has state owned liquor stores. Yuck.

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        mjust Mar 18, 2012 04:22 PM

        It looks like Rice Epicurean carries some products from Ba-Tampte (I haven't seen them there myself, but it was the first hit when I ran a search for the brand name and Houston).

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        1. re: mjust
          Larry1700 Mar 19, 2012 10:03 AM

          Thank you!

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