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Fresh Corn Tortillas?

johnny Jul 10, 2006 03:14 PM

Any suggestions? Restaurants or stores?


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    Ida Red RE: johnny Jul 10, 2006 03:57 PM

    Where can you get to?
    I know of where they make them in Brooklyn and Queens.

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      Pupster RE: Ida Red Jul 10, 2006 06:46 PM

      Actually, most neighborhood bodegas carry the local brands that come from the factories in Brooklyn and Queens. I get mine at Zaragoza on 1st Ave near 13th St who carry about 3-4 different brands, but you can check your local.

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        Ida Red RE: Pupster Jul 11, 2006 04:39 AM

        yea, i know. He just wants them fresh.

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      dimples RE: johnny Jul 10, 2006 04:00 PM

      They have them at Kitchen Market at 8th ave and 21st

      1. danoots RE: johnny Jul 10, 2006 08:34 PM

        Suenos has a "tortilla lady" who presses fresh corn tortillas all night long, out on the restaurant floor.

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          xavier RE: johnny Jul 11, 2006 01:44 AM

          I've never found fresh tortillas anywhere. Sucks because I just came back from Portland and LA, where I went to tortillerias. But other than suenos I've never had fresh in Manhattan. I ultimately just got a tortilla press and I make my own.

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            instrumental RE: johnny Jul 31, 2006 01:09 PM

            i've been searching for these myself, mostly to no avail. except one day out of the year:

            on dia de los muertos, there's a festival held at a church in the east village -- i forget where, exactly (i had just moved here last november, and was still a bit turned around). there's music, dancing ... and a little tent where some older women make tortillas by hand. i had a quesadilla, and the cheese was melting even as the tortilla cooked on the flat grill. i still think about it, pretty much daily.

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              jungirl RE: instrumental Jul 31, 2006 03:14 PM

              i think these ladies were at the mexican street fair on 14th st btw 7th and 8th ave this weekend. i had a quesadilla with chorizo-ish sausage and peppers. it was soooo good.

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              hardcore RE: johnny Jul 31, 2006 05:06 PM

              none that I've seen....I know that Serge Becker had planned on making fresh at La Esquina but the expense was prohibitive.

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