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Feb 12, 2008 07:04 PM

where to buy fresh and dried chiles?

Large selection preferred. Bright Food Shop appears to no longer exist. All suggestions appreciated.

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  1. Kalustyan's basically has every spice you'd ever need. You can check what they have in stock through their website. < >

    123 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10016

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    1. I get my dried chilies at a convenience store called La Victoria on 158th-ish and Broadway in Washington heights. Huge bags of anchos, guajillos, etc. for about $3.50 a piece. Larger full-service grocery stores in Manhattan tend to have a good selection of the basic fresh chilies, especially if you are just looking for habaneros, jalapenos and the like.

      1. My preferred stop is Manhattan Fruit Exchange at the Chelsea Market. Plenty of guajillos, chipotles, anchos inter alia to keep you stocked.

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        1. re: JungMann

          I also like Manhattan Fruit Exchange. And whenever I happen to be in East Harlem I seek out little Mexican groceries for chilies and other stuff. During the summer the greenmarkets have fresh chilies.