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Ras el Hanout in Tucson?

missvenuz Nov 25, 2012 05:00 PM

Where can I find Ras el Hanout in Tucson? Checked Penzey's, they don't have it.

Thanks in advance.

  1. EWSflash Nov 26, 2012 06:46 PM

    What is it?

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    1. re: EWSflash
      missvenuz Nov 27, 2012 05:35 PM

      It's a spice blend from Morocco.

    2. hypomyces Nov 26, 2012 07:03 PM

      Check out this site from Canada

      The have the most interesting Ras el Hanout I have ever tasted.

      http://spicetrekkers.com/

      Here"s the link for the Ras
      http://spicetrekkers.com/?s=ras

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        ninrn Nov 28, 2012 09:30 AM

        Maybe try Caravan Mid-Eastern Foods or Babylon Market. There's also a grocery store connected with the Nur Middle-Eastern Restaurant that carries some hard-to-find items. A friend in Tucson is a member at The Food Conspiracy Co-op and asked them about Ras el Hanout just recently. They said they'd special order it for her. Theirs is the organic blend from Frontier Herbs. I think it's about $5 for a 2 oz jar or about $35 for a pound. Of course, special ordering means you can't see it or smell it before you buy.

        Great to know about the blend at spicetrekkers.com though, hypomyces. I'm going to try it.

        1. j
          johng58 Dec 21, 2012 01:23 PM

          Try Lee Lee Market on W Orange Grove. They carry most international foods, spices and condiments.

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          1. re: johng58
            missvenuz Jan 28, 2013 09:33 AM

            Lee Lee did not have it.

          2. missvenuz Jan 28, 2013 09:34 AM

            I found Ras el Hanout at Williams Sonoma at La Encantada, for $7 (in case folks find this thread later).

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              dickgrub Jan 28, 2013 09:47 AM

              Two years ago there was a tiny spice store called FlavorBank in the El Mercado center at SEC Broadway and Wilmot where I bought Ras el Hanout. I emphasize "two yrs ago" having in mind The New Yorker's advice, "Musicians and nightclub proprietors..." (and eccentric shopkeepers) " live complicated lives; it's advisable to check in advance...."

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              1. re: dickgrub
                Sid Post Jan 29, 2013 05:59 PM

                El Mercado is being demolished to become a drug store. I forget which but either a Wallgreens or CVS.

                1. re: Sid Post
                  EWSflash Feb 2, 2013 10:04 AM

                  What a relief! There isn't a Walgreen's or CVS within a half-mile of there. (Snark, shutting off).

                  Seriously,El Mercado used to be a place where there was always a new, somewhat different restaurant to go and check out. It makes me sad to see it being torn down, but it is old and maybe wasn't up to code or something. Sad anyway, especially since a drug store is going in there.

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