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Nov 13, 2013 11:41 AM

Where to buy jackfruit

Anyone know where I can find jackfruit?

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  1. I've seen it fresh at 99 Ranch Market in Van Nuys, as well as frozen at Seafood City, in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd.

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    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

      Yep. 99 Ranch Van Nuys had a bunch the other day.

    2. They carry fresh and canned at 99 Ranch and SG Superstore.

      1. You could probably find them in Chi Ut Trai Cay in Rosemead.

        1. i've seen it fresh and canned at the A-1 market on Sunset in Echo Park.

          1. There's a place near Bodhi Vegetarian Supply (plaza next to Shaanxi Gourmet) which has great jackfruit. We've gone in the past, but today was especially good.

            You can't miss it - mostly empty storefront with tropical fruit inside. They have durian, cherimoya, etc, and seems vaguely shady, as if it's a front for illegal gambling or something.

            Edit -- same place mentioned by raytamsgv

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            1. re: will47

              Forget jackfruit - eat cherimoya (aka soursop). MMMMmmmmmm.

              1. re: ozhead

                Cherimoya and soursop are of the same genus but definitely different trees and fruits.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Agreed. If nothing else, the soursop fruit is much bigger than the cherimoya fruit. They do, however, taste the same, and both make a great frozen daiquiri.

                  1. re: ozhead

                    I personally find cherimoya more complex in flavor and with a richer texture. We had a cherimoya tree, and even still - making daiquiris out of them? You are too rich for my blood. :)

                    1. re: bulavinaka

                      My frozen daiquiri comment stems from the years I lived in Guam, when I could get soursops for free from neighbors' trees, or at very low cost from farmers' markets.