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I'm trying to find the following dried beans:<br><br>
1) those outrageously cute mini-chickpeas that are in Tasty Bite Bengal Lentils<br><br>
2) flageolets<br><br>
3) favas<br><br>
I have had flageolets & favas before, but haven't seen them in a long time. I've checked two very good local health food stores as well as Whole Foods and Wild Oats. I've <i>been</i> checking I should say. Nada. Any suggestions?<br><br>
I live in the NY metro area. Thanks, Sneezi
 

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Try the international aisle in a regular grocery store. Keep in mind that fava beans are also called broad beans, and flageolets may be called immature lima beans.<br><br><br><br>
Also, if you have a Middle Eastern or Indian grocery near you, that would be the place to go.
 

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As a last resort, you can always order online. Can't find the mini-chickpeas, though.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.oldstonemarket.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=49" target="_blank">http://www.oldstonemarket.com/index....PROD&ProdID=49</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.daynasmarket.com/beans_grains2.html" target="_blank">http://www.daynasmarket.com/beans_grains2.html</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.shop.com/op/~Split_Baby_Garbanzo_Beans-prod-8423578" target="_blank">http://www.shop.com/op/~Split_Baby_G...s-prod-8423578</a> ?
 

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Hi Sneezi, if you are in the NY Metro area, you can get your favas and flageolets in the upstairs organic section of the fabulous Fairway Market, 74th and Broadway. (There are also Fairway Markets in Harlem and in Red Hook, Brooklyn, but I haven't been to them.) You can even buy <span style="text-decoration:underline;">fresh</span> fava beans there -- haven't seen fresh flageolets, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had those, too.<br><br><br><br>
Never heard of the mini-chickpeas, but they sound adorable. . .
 

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I do have Indian markets in the area - can't believe I didn't think of that one. I will also try Fairway next time I'm up that way.
 

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Try the international aisle in a regular grocery store. Keep in mind that fava beans are also called broad beans, and flageolets may be called immature lima beans.<br><br><br><br>
Also, if you have a Middle Eastern or Indian grocery near you, that would be the place to go.</div>
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We have a good sized Indian community here in Chicago. I go there and visit the grocery stores. They have chick peas in at least half a dozen different sizes and colors. Same for lentils and many other legumes. I can also find some pretty interesting flours and some very exotic spices. The best part is that they are sold at a fraction of the price as specialty grocery stores catering to the American crowd.
 
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