Source for fresh yeast?


It seems like fresh yeast is getting harder to find. The regular grocery store I normally go to used to have it but not anymore. Nowhere else I have looked carries it either. I haven't looked for it at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods yet though. Anyone have a good source to buy it in quantities for home use?

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago

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Chuck, it's true. The fresh stuff is harder to find than dry yeast. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have found a few places that carry it.

What I've noticed is that the larger chains like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Safeway don't stock the product. But, places like Mollie Stones and Draeger's do carry it. These are pretty high quality markets that have only a handful of locations. Size wise, the stores are pretty big resemble a typical supermarket. But from a product selection standpoint, they carry very high quality stuff.

If you can find a market like these, they'll probably have it. I get a lot of my other specialty items like tomatoes and cheese from these places as well. Good luck, and let us know what you find.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


Thanks. There are a few places I forgot about that I might look.

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago


More recently, Giant's, a local grocery store in the East coast, started carrying fresh yeast in small blocks. It's in the refrigerated section next to the ADY and IDY packets and eggs. I usually get a pound of fresh yeast for $1.99 at Whole Foods, bakery department. You have to ask for it at the bakery department. I also buy 50 pound bag bread flours from them.

Sharlene M.
posted over 2 years ago


Thanks. Von's/Safeway here on the west coast used to have it but no longer, at least not in my neighborhood. I will try asking at the whole foods bakery.

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago


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