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Where can you find dried fava beans?

lovinlettuce Aug 11, 2012 08:22 AM

My local Whole Foods use to carry this product but said the interest was very low so it was discontinued. I'm searching for another source and would prefer not to have buy online, any information would be appreciated.



  1. StriperGuy Sep 4, 2012 08:14 AM

    Arax in Watertown also has beautiful fresh frozen baby Favas.

    1. Small Plates Sep 4, 2012 07:44 AM

      Christina's in Inman Square is where I bought them last.

      1. MC Slim JB Sep 3, 2012 01:21 PM

        Any place with a good Goya aisle will carry that brand of dried favas, like the Chelsea Market Basket.


        1. gansu girl Sep 3, 2012 12:29 PM

          I swear I just saw them at the Fresh Pond WFM yesterday - was I imagining things?


          1. Gio Sep 3, 2012 11:14 AM

            Just bought a pound at J. Pace & Son... Saugus.

            1. threedogs Aug 15, 2012 01:59 PM

              You have plenty of suggestions - but I just bought some at Arax. And some fantastic yellow plums. Seems like it was the last of the plums, though, sad to say. Mmm...

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                mmerriman Aug 13, 2012 10:32 AM


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                  mwk Aug 12, 2012 01:09 PM

                  I just cooked up a bag of dried favas that I bought at my local Stop and Shop in North Quincy. They carry a line of Portuguese food from "Gouveia", that includes beans, canned fish and sea salt. They always have the dried favas.

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                  1. re: mwk
                    lovinlettuce Aug 13, 2012 10:24 AM

                    Thanks, got this tip and will be stopping by soon.

                  2. atdeme10 Aug 12, 2012 03:17 AM

                    In the "International" aisles in the supermarkets, looks for Gonsalves Portuguese products--you should be able to easily find fava beans in all sorts of configurations. If not, a Portuguese grocer in Cambridge or Somerville will likely have what you want.

                    1. trufflehound Aug 11, 2012 03:34 PM

                      Plus Bob's Pita Bakery and Roslindale Fish Market

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                        smtucker Aug 11, 2012 01:56 PM

                        I have also seen them at Russo's.

                        1. MC Slim JB Aug 11, 2012 01:10 PM

                          Many a Stop & Shop and Shaw's has a small Portuguese foods section in the "International" aisle. The ones that do almost always carry dried favas. The South Bay Stop & Shop is one such.


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                            Madrid Aug 11, 2012 08:35 AM

                            any of the armenian/middle eastern markets in watertown.

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                              lovinlettuce Aug 11, 2012 09:33 AM

                              I know a few but forget the street most are on, can you supply that and thanks!

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                                lovejoyeater Aug 11, 2012 09:37 AM

                                Arax, Sevan, & Massis are all in the 500/600ish blocks of Mt. Auburn Street. I'm pretty sure that Arax has them. I know they had fresh favas earlier in the summer and have a large selection of dried beans/legumes of all sorts.

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                                  lovinlettuce Aug 11, 2012 09:43 AM

                                  Sweet, thanks again.

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                                    itaunas Aug 11, 2012 10:07 AM

                                    If its more convenient, Portuguese grocers in Cambridge also sell it in "bulk" -- you can get bags including possibly baby favas at Courthouse Seafood (they do have baby favas frozen), as do some Italian green grocers (Roberto's and New Deal respectively in Medford and Revere are good bets. Probably available but a bit more expensive at Sessa's and Bob's in Somerville and Medford).

                                    Goya offers it too, which opens up a number of Stop and Shop, Market Basket, and Johnnie Foodmaster locations. The Somerville Stop & Shop and Market Basket may carry Goncalves brand in their Portuguese sections which is better.

                                    Also available fried for a snack in East Cambridge at convenience stores, the Snack Bar, Martin Brothers... and in larger quantities at Bob's Food store and J Pace but not as crispy and less seasoned.

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