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In Search of File Powder

Doreen | Jun 22, 2003 05:54 PM

Dear Chowhounds:

I am looking to purchase some gumbo file powder (dried pulverized sassafras leaves, for those who don't know) in order to make gumbo/shrimp creole.
Years ago, I remember I could purchase it in my local supermarket. But now, the Stop&Shop in my neighborhood (Elmhurst) did not carry it tho' I searched. I checked out a few other supermarkets in Queens with no luck (supermarkets in Queens are becoming scarse, drugstore chains are burgeoning!).
Does anyone know of a supermarket/specialty shop in Queens that carries gumbo file, ideally somewhere off Queens Blvd or some other main thoroughfare? Thanks!
Doreen

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