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looking for fresh and dried chilies and peppers

Dan Silverman Dec 29, 1999 07:55 AM

I'm looking for a store or website that has a large selection of fresh and dried chilies (please don't suggest Kitchen). I'm especially interested in peppers for Spanish food--morrons, choriceros, noras, etc.
Any suggestions?

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    Josh Mittleman Apr 21, 2000 01:15 PM

    I'm curious: Why not Kitchen?

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    1. re: Josh Mittleman
      petefeliz@aol.com Apr 22, 2000 09:55 PM

      Kitchen's chiles are pre-packed, over-priced and often long in the tooth. Somewhere in my notes--oh, god! I think it's lost in the memory of my old computer is a place in Passaic NJ that wholesales and retails Mexican food supplies. I'd go to them to get chiles by the bag full for $2-4. And fresh corn masa. If someone out there knows the name and address please share with us. I believe it was on Jefferson St. or Ave. I don't think they mail order.


      1. re: petefeliz@aol.com
        Joe May 2, 2000 06:59 PM

        Please help. I need fresh corn masa. Any places in Manhattan?

        1. re: Joe
          Pete Feliz May 3, 2000 05:55 PM

          No, unless someone is keeping it hidden. Nearest I know is Puebla Foods on Jefferson Street in Passaic NJ.

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      Jayask Apr 20, 2000 10:46 AM

      You can try the El paso chile Company (mailorder)http://www.elpasochile.com/
      I've never used them, but have heard good things about them.


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      1. re: Jayask
        Jim Leff Apr 21, 2000 12:48 AM

        I'm presently in El Paso and was wondering where I can buy chiles....thanks for the info, I'm about a mile from these guys and will head over tomorrow!


        1. re: Jim Leff
          peter Apr 22, 2000 12:30 AM

          Jim, if you have time there is a terrific bbq place in Carlsbad--it is located in a Dairy Queen. I am not kidding! The guy that runs the place has the reputation of being one of the most knowledgeable bbq people in the country--Danny Gaulden. The Jupiter of chowhounds (you) should not miss this place!:-)

          1. re: peter
            Dave Feldman Apr 23, 2000 11:58 PM

            Omigod -- the Alpha-Hound is going to kill himself if he didn't see your message in time.

            1. re: Dave Feldman
              Jim Leff Apr 24, 2000 12:05 AM

              Nah, I was saved by the calender. They were closed on the Good Friday I was in town.

              I owe someone a bunch of chiles (I promised), so maybe I'd better hit NJ and go find Pete's place.


              1. re: Jim Leff
                petefeliz Apr 25, 2000 07:52 AM

                I think the name of the wholesaler is Puebla Foods in Passaic, NJ. The street was either Jefferson or Monroe. I'm not even sure if they'll still sell retail. I'm gonna try one of those silly AOL white pages search to see if I can find it.


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        mitchw Jan 1, 2000 01:42 PM

        Try Penzey's web site...their spices, peppers, herbs etc. are well-priced and wonderful quality. It's the only place I buy these items from! They're at http://www.penzeys.com. Enjoy!

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          connie Dec 29, 1999 01:13 PM

          I don't know about dried, although I suspect that Sahadi's on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn Heights is probably OK in that department. I've found a pretty good variety of fresh at the produce market inside the Chelsea Market on 15th St. between 9th and 10th avenues.

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            starklinq May 21, 2000 05:23 PM

            International Spice House in Long Island has a large variety of unusual chiles including some of the ones you mentioned, they mail order and deliver. Can't find the phone number, but they are located in Hicksville and are probably listed in the phone book.

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