Where Can I Buy Rose Water?

Upscale milk-based pudding with rose-water
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Question: Where can I buy rose water?

A lot of your recipes call for rose water. I have not been able to find it. Can you please tell me where to buy rose water?

Answer: Rose water is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Unfortunately, it is not a commonly used ingredient in Western cooking, so it may be difficult to locate for some people.

  • First, try health food stores or natural grocers. People use rose water in at-home facials and these stores are usually reliable suppliers. Try Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and other local stores.
  • Try your supermarket. Rose water is usually stocked in the "ethnic food" section. If you can't find it, ask your store manager. They may carry it, but have it shelved in an odd location. You can always request that they offer it, as well.
  • Ordering online is also an easy way to get rose water. Try these online Middle Eastern grocers for all of your Middle Eastern ingredients.