Customers may find cipollini onions in their local grocery stores or through online shopping sites, like Amazon. Cipollinis are not the same as yellow cooking onions, so customers may need to ask the produce manager to point them out or order them.
The sweet, mild taste of cipollini onions makes them ideal for caramelizing to use in tarts, salads and other dishes. These onions are flatter, and more oblong in shape than other onion varieties. Customers may find red, white or gold cipollinis in the store. The red cipollinis are covered in a dark purple flesh. All varieties have thin skin that is difficult to remove, but customers can buy them already peeled.
Stores, such as ShopRite, have been known to carry cipollini onions. Customers may also keep an eye out for these onions in their local stores. Shoprite does offer online purchase of some products listed on its website. However, it is necessary to set up a customer account.
Other online websites may also have more varieties of cipollinis available to purchase. When purchasing online, it may also be necessary to account for the cost of shipping and handling. Customers might be able to purchase cipollini seeds, so they can grow their own.