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where to buy fresh and dried chiles?

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Skillet Licker Feb 12, 2008 07:04 PM

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

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  1. TheVerzhinTheory RE: Skillet Licker Feb 12, 2008 07:47 PM

    Kalustyan's basically has every spice you'd ever need. You can check what they have in stock through their website. < http://www.kalustyans.com/ >

    Address:
    123 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10016

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      Skillet Licker RE: TheVerzhinTheory Feb 12, 2008 07:59 PM

      yes, of course! thanks

    2. foodmonk RE: Skillet Licker Feb 13, 2008 12:23 AM

      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. JungMann RE: Skillet Licker Feb 13, 2008 06:30 AM

        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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          NYCkaren RE: JungMann Feb 13, 2008 07:20 AM

          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.

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