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Yuca/yucca/cassava?

amysep Mar 23, 2013 01:44 PM

Just moved back from 13 years in manhattan/Brooklyn and I'm dying to make some yucca fries. I was so used to being able to walk down to any corner bodega and buy fresh yucca and now I can't find it anywhere. Help! And I really don't want the frozen ones. I've looked t Assi in north wales and havent seen it there. Any ideas?

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    Bigley9 RE: amysep Mar 23, 2013 02:53 PM

    I know they usually have it at Iovine's in the Reading Terminal Market.

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      Boognish RE: amysep Mar 23, 2013 02:56 PM

      Off-hand, the first place that jumps to mind is Walnut Supermarket, an African/Caribbean grocery at 5130 Walnut St. I've only been in once, and it was a long time ago, but that's my best guess.

      Edit: Pretty sure they carry it at the Supremo at 43rd and Walnut.

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        Boognish RE: Boognish Mar 25, 2013 09:58 AM

        Just for future google searches, Supremo definitely carries it. Pretty cheap too, at $.49/lb.

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        Philly Ray RE: amysep Mar 23, 2013 03:35 PM

        I think I have seen it at some of the corner Mexican stores in South Philly. Come to think of it, I also think I saw it at the Shop Rite on Front and Snyder.

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          barryg RE: Philly Ray Mar 23, 2013 04:02 PM

          Yeah I've seen it at those places in South Philly too. Also at the Asian supermarket on Oregon Ave, and the Asian corner stores on 7th St.

        2. amysep RE: amysep Mar 23, 2013 04:40 PM

          Thanks for all the suggestions. I guess so far I'm gonna have to go to te city to buy $3 worth of yucca!

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            barryg RE: amysep Mar 23, 2013 04:43 PM

            Where are you? I feel like I've seen it at Whole Foods before but can't be sure.

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            Chefpaulo RE: amysep Mar 23, 2013 05:53 PM

            Sorry to keep you waiting, Amy. I bought some at Redner's today. At least that will save you a trip into CC.

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              cwdonald RE: Chefpaulo Mar 24, 2013 08:10 AM

              You might also go to Norristown. There is a grocery by the trainstation in Norristown called El Changarro. I think you have a good shot at finding it there.

              Assi was a good thought. They have a hispanic food section in the back but the produce doesn't seem to be as oriented towards hispanic foods.

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                amysep RE: cwdonald Mar 24, 2013 08:26 AM

                @cwdonald - thanks for this too. I figured norristown may have it too, just didn't feel like going all around town looking for it. The Mexicans dont seem to use yucca as much as the Dominicans and puerto ricans and west Indians I used to live near to which is why it may be harder for me to find it. I miss almost nothing about living so Long in new York but I think I may have found one thing to miss. Thanks for these great suggestions!

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                amysep RE: Chefpaulo Mar 24, 2013 08:24 AM

                Hmmm redners - never been there but I trust your expertise and will be checking it out!

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