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Jun 3, 2007 09:56 PM

Markets selling Goya Products

I've been living in SE Florida and am returning to California. While living down here I've enjoyed the flavors of the Caribbean...specifically those with the Spanish influence. Goya Products out of Puerto Rico offer seasonings as well as great quality foods at reasonable prices. Is anyone familiar with a market that might carry that brand?

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  1. Don't worry about it. I don't know any of the numerous Latino markets that don't carry Goya. Also some of the large supermarkets like Raley, Albertson's and Safeway carry that brand with their Mexican food. However, the focus is on Mexican rather than Caribbean ... but some markets are geared toward that area.

    1. If you want Spanish ingredients from Spain, check out Spanish Table in Berkeley. No Goya there, but you mentioned Spanish and this store stocks specialty ingredients imported directly from Spain.

      For Latin American food shopping, we go to Chavez Market quite often. They have lots of Goya. Chavez is a bigger store so they are deeper in their selections than the mom and pop stores. I'm not sure what part of the Bay Area you're in, but they have a few locations.

      Other than that, just about any store will carry a basic selection as rworange pointed out.

      1. The Delano (or whatever the new name is) on S. Van Ness at 23rd has lots of Goya products. But I can't vouch for the prices. That market is on a fast downhill slide...

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        1. re: chaddict

          Why do you say it's on a downhill slide? I've only been there 3-4 times, all in the past three months, so I don't have anything to compare it to.

          1. re: Dave MP

            Well, when it was Cala, it was no picnic either. But now they have given to let some things run out and just not restock it. And they stopped chilling any wine save sparkling which irks me. And they seem to be understaffed much of the time. And the cheese section has slid into hell. Unless you are looking for queso fresco...

        2. I believe that Ranch 99 also carries some Goya products

          1. I agree that you won't have trouble finding Goya products, but the selection will be slanted towards Latin America more than the Caribbean. If you mention some of the items you're looking for, I'd be happy to keep an eye out in my travels and report back. I'm thinking Casa Sanchez on 24th (SF) might be a good source, and am happy to check.