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Steel-cut oats?

Anybody know where I would buy steel-cut oats in the Worcester area? I am finally most of the way through my giant package of quick oats, and I want to get the "good stuff", but don't know where I'd find it, and I don't want to drive all over town looking for it. Or should I just buy them online somewhere?

(note to self: Never buy oatmeal from BJs again, since they only have the 1-minute quick oats. At the very least, buy the "old-fashioned" kind from the grocery store.)

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ruggrat January 16th, 2009
Sometimes Ocean State has the "Bob's Red Mill" brand of whole grains, but I still think they are too expensive.
Red Mill Brand and McCann's Irish Oatmeal brand can sometimes be found the cereal aisle of a regular supermart (Well, at market basket anyway).

I think the cheapest way to get them is in bulk from a bin. My Hannafords has a bulk aisle with brandless steel cut oats, or you could try Living Earth in Worcester or some other "natural foods" drygoods store. I used to go to Simply Enough (I think that's the name) in the Marshalls/Julios/Tatnuck plaza off rt9 in Westford, right next to the new Tatnuck.

anitra January 16th, 2009
I haven't actually seen a grocery store with a bulk aisle (more than just candy) in YEARS. It's one of the first things I missed about the grocery stores "back home" when I came to WPI.

Seriously, I have at least 6 grocery stores within a 10-mile radius of my house, and NONE of them have a bulk aisle. No Irish oatmeal at the two stores closest to me, either.

Maybe I'll stop by the Living Earth next time I'm in Worcester.

ruggrat January 16th, 2009
Good luck!

I'm seeing it come up on a Peapod search as well, but I guess that just means it is available in the Lowell Stop and Shop warehouse.

Make sure you check the "natural foods" sections in the stores.

Also, the Irish Oatmeal comes in a "quick cook" kind and a steel cut kind, so check the labels if you see it.

inertiacreepies January 16th, 2009
I know I've recently seen them. My guess would have been at Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Market on Pleasant Street.. or Living Earth. I'll keep my eyes open. Maybe it was Price Chopper? I go to too many food stores!

nan0_frog January 16th, 2009
My suggestion was living earth or Trader Joes... but it looks like those are covered :)

Good luck! Let me know if you find something :)

gunthersdncemix January 17th, 2009
I would try Tom's International Market in Worcester or maybe The Nutrition Source in West Boylston. I only went there once but they had bulk grains and stuff.

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