Where to get fresh tortillas?
- Rick Elkins
Anybody know any stores in Brooklyn or Manhattan that sell good, fresh tortillas? Or maybe a restaurant that would sell them as take-out?
My wife craves blue corn tortillas (she used to live in New Mexico), but we'd also be happy with regular corn tortillas.
I just realized that somebody else already posted this question, so my apologies to the board! I don't know how I missed it. It didn't seem as though anybody had found any places, but I can still hope...
Try Gabriela's on Amsterdam. Theirs are a little thinner than I like (partial to mostly unavailable hand-ground corn, hand-patted ones), but still pretty good. Haven't been there in awhile, so I'm not sure about their tortilla-resale policy.
I'm not aware of any homemade blue ones, although you can buy (frozen, sorry) Bearitos blue corn tortillas that taste good, and are organic.
The following outlets carry fresh corn (white only) tortillas from Puebla Foods in Passaic:
Stop One - 210 W. 94th Street (212) 864-9456
Many Market - 697 Columbus @ 94th 662-4392
Stop One Food Market - 748 10th Ave. @ 51st 397-0749
Azteca Deli - 698 Amsterdam @ 93rd and
Americana - 2657 Bwy @ 101st 666-8622
This info comes from a NY Times article I had in my files!
The bakery is at 75 Jefferson St. in Passaic (201) 473-4494, and is the main baker of fresh tortillas in the metro area. Hope this helps!
We ended up in Sunset Park , Brooklyn over the weekend, and stumbled into Jun's (at 5th ave. and about 50th st.)- a small produce store with a great selection of Latin fruits, vegetables and an assortment of different types of fresh tortillas.
But instead of buying them, my wife informed me that if I were to buy a tortilla press, she'd try making them at home. And I have to say, they were great! For anyone who's interested, its not that hard, but it does take a little practice. You buy a press and some masa flour. We watched a woman in a taquerilla for technique, and while I won't try to claim they were as perfectly shaped as hers, they sure beat store-bought!