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How to find seitan and tempeh in grocery store

post #1 of 11
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We have a fairly large and diverse grocery store but I have been unable to locate these two items. Of course, I really have no idea how they would be packaged or what "area" I would find them in. I would have thought that the tempeh would be located near the tofu and soy processed "meat" stuff but I've never found it there. The seitan.....I have no idea.

Can someone give me a clue as to where I might look and what the packaging is like - kept in coolers or not??

I've also never had any luck finding soba noodles. I'm assuming if I've checked the pasta and rice area and they're not there then I'm out of luck.

I can also try our local health food store but the grocery store is more convenient to check first.
post #2 of 11
Not all the grocery stores in my area carry tempeh or seitan (none of the regular chains here carry seitan) but if they do it is with the other soy foods (tofu, sandwich slices ...).
post #3 of 11
It's usually in the refrigerated area of the produce section here. But why don't you just ask someone there?
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by srain
It's usually in the refrigerated area of the produce section here. But why don't you just ask someone there?
I will be doing that. I just wanted an idea so I would know where to look and who to ask. Thanks for the info
post #5 of 11
here it's usually in the produce section too. except for the place nearest to me, which doesn't have either (boo).

you can also make seitan, and it's supposed to be better than pre-made seitan. the recipe here is raved after: http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbreci...p?RecipeID=112
post #6 of 11
not sure where in ontario you are, but if you ever take a trip to niagara falls/buffalo, bring a cooler and stop at a few different stores. wegmans is a chain grocery store, based in rochester. i've seen both sietan and tempeh there. (i think the brand of tempeh is soy boy, and the brands of sietan are white wave in a blue box and some chicken flavored sietan in a tofu-like container.) all of this would be in their nature's marketplace section (which is like a mini health food store inside the grocery store).

another great place to stop is feel rite health food stores. there's about 5 or 6 locations in the buffalo area. i dont remember if nf has one or not, but there is one in amherst near boulevard mall. (that's the nicest and biggest one.) and the lexington co-op is just amazing. its on elmwood ave in the city of buffalo. all sorts of organic produce, plus all sorts of goodies. its a really nice sized store. (MUCH bigger and nicer than their old location, which was kinda a hole in the wall but still had some good things.)

fyi, soy boy stuff is made in rochester, so it may be easy to find stuff they make. my sister *loves* their 7 grain tempeh.
post #7 of 11
the soba noodles would be in the "ethnic or international" food section.
post #8 of 11
what does tempeh taste like?
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by appifanie
here it's usually in the produce section too. except for the place nearest to me, which doesn't have either (boo).

you can also make seitan, and it's supposed to be better than pre-made seitan. the recipe here is raved after: http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbreci...p?RecipeID=112

We make our own. It takes a little longer to make than what I would like. but if you have the time and can't find it any where, its worth it.
post #10 of 11
Can you share your recipe...I live in South Amnerica and I have a hard time finding tofu, let alone other such fancy things...I would really like to try a few recipes that call for Tempeh and Seitan, but I haven't yet been able to.
post #11 of 11
i havent used this tempeh recipe, but it doesnt look too hard:
http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2005/0...wn-tempeh.html
i think there's also a tempeh yahoo group. (i was teasing my sister about it since she LOVES tempeh.)

i made sietan using the recipe on the box of wheat gluten i had. it was pretty easy to make and came out well. the ppk sietan recipe posted above is similar to the one i used (but looks so much yummier!).
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