Freshly rendered lard?
My ongoing search for Mexican ingredients hits another roadblock: I stopped by Tacubaya tonight to pick up some lard to make refritos, and was told that they no longer sell lard, nor do they use it in their cooking. I tried Mi Tierra, and they said that they don't sell freshly rendered lard, and don't know of anywhere that does.
Anyone have a source for good lard in the East Bay? Does La Boriquena sell it? Maybe I just need to make my own.
I don't think La Boriquena sells lard. There's a bunch of places in Richmond if you want to go that far I'll post names. I'm surprised tho that Mi Tierra doesn't sell it. Someone probably will post on a place nearer to you maybe on International Ave that may have it.
There are places on in Fruitvale that sell lard, but I'm not absolutely sure which markets I've seen it at. I think the two best places to try are the International grocery in the 3900 block of International and the All Green Produce market (4095 Foothill, at the corner of Foothill and 41st). It's usually in tubs on the meat counter. All Green also has really yummy housemade crema.