A question about a recipe: Dr. Zhivago Borscht

I have a question about the ingredient "whole juniper berries (optional)" on the recipe "Dr. Zhivago Borscht" from Naked Beet. where can I find juniper berries?

  • Posted by: jill47
  • December 21, 2011
Dr. Zhivago Borscht
Recipe question for: Dr. Zhivago Borscht


NakedBeet February 28, 2012
Yes, as everyone has mentioned, a grocery store with a great spice selection would have them (i.e. Whole Foods, Wegman's, a natural food store) and an Italian or European specialty market should carry them, too. Here's another online source for anyone else still looking: http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/whole-juniper-berries
creamtea December 21, 2011
They are a dried spice in bottles. Here in New York, they are as everyone has said, in the spice aisle. In NY, Fairway has them. I'm sure Whole Foods too.
Sam1148 December 21, 2011
Another thought...if you can't find them or need them in a pinch. A shot of gin makes a somewhat decent substitution depending on the dish.
pierino December 21, 2011
This is an easy one. You can find juniper berries in jars in the spice aisle of just about every large grocery chain in the country. I use them all the time, most often lightly crushed.
Sam1148 December 21, 2011
I get mine from a local Health Food store that sells bulk spices. In fact I buy all my spices there, cheep.
You have to bag and label them yourself for check out, but I can refill almost all my common spices for 8-9 bucks.
Including Juniper Berries.
SKK December 21, 2011
Don't know what part of the country you are. Here in the NW Whole Foods and most national grocery chains carry them. You can borrow some from me - I have a jar in my pantry!
Panfusine December 21, 2011
Just spotted some at the Organic section at Wegman's Grocery store today. they retail for about 3.49 for about 1/4 cup.
The S. December 21, 2011
Penzey's--I just had this dilemma. :)
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