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Where to buy fresh lemongrass?

monpetitescargot Nov 28, 2012 06:57 PM

Alrite, I live in downtown Los Angeles and I've been to Woori in the Little tokyo Galleria but they don't appear to have any. Or any thai basil, for that matter. I'm new to the area, so I've not much knowledge of its contents. I have been to ralph's a few times on 9th and hope and i've not seen either of those items there, either. Please help! thanks

  1. SilverlakeGirl Nov 28, 2012 07:21 PM

    I buy mine at "A Grocery Warehouse" in Echo Park. On Sunset Blvd, north side, east of Echo Park Blvd.

    They have a good selection of lemongrass and other produce, live seafood, a butcher ... my chihuahuas crazy about their fresh chicken hearts by the pound. They also have a freshly prepared food stand inside.


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      VealParmGuy Nov 28, 2012 07:59 PM

      A little farther from you, but I always find it at Silom Supermarket in Thai Town. They will also have thai basil and most likely anything else in that vein you are looking for.

      Silom Supermarket
      5321 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027

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        whiner Nov 29, 2012 02:40 AM

        Whole Foods has it. At least the one near me in Thousand Oaks does...

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          estone888 Nov 29, 2012 07:51 AM

          I've seen it at Ralph's sometimes, Von's, Gelson's almost always. It's usually in the section with all the pre-packaged herbs. It's a whole lot cheaper and I think often fresher at Asian markets, though.

          1. TonyC Nov 29, 2012 08:50 AM

            Closest to downtown is LAX-C. For any Thai/Vietnanmese/Indo foods, always hit up LAX-C first. it's LA's "Thai Costco". cheap, and open to Public.

            For anything Chinese, Canton Gourmet. Both our wholesale grocers that are avail to public. You'll save like.. $1,000,000 over the smaller markets.

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              estone888 Nov 29, 2012 11:04 AM

              Where is Canton Gourmet? Haven't heard of it.

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                TonyC Nov 29, 2012 11:30 AM

                Sorry, facetious. It ain't "gourmet" at all, I just call it Canton Gourmet:

                Canton Foods:
                750 S Alameda St
                Los Angeles, CA 90021

                Cheap styrofoam containers, ridiculous cheap bean threads etc.

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                  estone888 Nov 29, 2012 11:53 AM

                  Thanks. I'll check it out. I do love Lax-C and the thought of finding a market that comes close to it, but with Chinese products, pleases me.

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              ChefRoux Dec 1, 2012 11:46 AM

              99 Ranch or any other Asian Supermarket

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