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Apr 10, 2008 10:23 AM

Nopales in Seattle?

Anyone know where to buy this, the fresh paddles from the prickly pear cactus?

Anywhere is fine, but a place in Central or South Seattle would be preferred, with the Rainier Valley or Beacon Hill being ideal (and promising in my estimation).

eatnopal: do you still browse this board?

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  1. I don't know about the areas you mention, but nopales are usually available at Whole Foods and possibly at some of the larger QFC's and/or Metropolitan Market. You might call ahead to find out.

    1. They may also be available at Central market, but that's a long way from where you are. Again, I encourage you to call ahead to find out availability.

      1. Try McPherson's Produce up on Beacon Hill, I've seen it there in the past.

        1. HT Market at Oaktree usually has nopales.

          They also have a wide variety of the cacique cheeses and lots of peppers. They carry dried peppers in bulk so you can get just as many as you want. Also lots of the usual canned goods but they carry 3 different brands. They even has things like Mexican laundry detergent and the like.

          1. What I coincidence... I just happened to browse the "Boards" and my brain caugh Nopales.... what can I do for you?

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              1. re: equinoise

                Ah yes... I don't know Seattle's neighborhoods but I have seen them at the Pike Place Market at multiple shops. Nopales should be in season (not sure where yours are sourced from).