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bulgur for baking

Just read a piece in the NY Times about the benefits of baking with bulgur. Went to find it at Pavillions and Whole Foods no luck. I think I found some in an international market on San Fernando in Glendale a few years ago.

Anyone know of a good source to find bulgur and in the article 4 different grades of bulgur are mentioned for different kinds of baking.

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  1. Any Middle-Eastern market will have it, at least 1,2,&3; the coarser #4 is uncommon in the U.S. BTW, made the Bulgar/Spinach/Chickpea recipe from the same issue of the NYT, and it was excellent.

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    1. re: pikawicca

      Jon's market, probably.

      And if you go to thr Zpuco Robertson area, Elat market on Pico and Wooster.

    2. Both Papa Christo's and Super Sun Market have many grades of bulgur. Whole Foods has one grade, in the bulk bin section (I've also seen it packaged, near the rice). Trader Joe's has bulgur too, but I haven't tried it.

      1. Super King markets have all grinds of bulghar, often on sale,

        1. You can also find all different grinds of bulgur at most Jon's Market locations.

          1. Thanks to everyone who responded all good suggestions, completely forgot about Papa Cristo's.

            BTW as well I made the leek tart and it was great. I used to have a favorite leek recipe and this was just as good but so much lighter and the whole wheat, olive oil crust tasted better than I could ever have imagined.

            Thanks again!

            1. Good thing you have already bought it. I went to Cambridge Farms, where they have an awesome selection of grains, including several sizes and brands of bulgar, to buy pearl barley, but their stock was down to almost nothing, because of Passover, and the need to clear the store of all chametz.

              1. Just one more thing for the group. I was trying to find the Super King on San Fernando Rd, ping ponging back and forth between an address of 2716 and 2716 North.

                Long story short I never found it, but I did find this place Golden Farms Market at 6501 San Fernando Rd and found both #2 and #3 bulgur each for 1.99 for 24oz.

                For anyone who want a great all purpose international market with great prices.

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                1. re: MissOtis

                  for what it's worth, this is the super king recommended here:

                  it's right off the 2.

                  that being said, golden farms has a lot of similar products, although not quite as far ranging. and the produce isn't as bountiful or in quite as good shape.
                  however, the golden farms parking lot is much, much easier to take.

                2. Thanks, I will go by there now I see I was nowhere close to that place.