SEA: Buying Mexican spices
Where in Seattle can I get Mexican spices such as the following:
(I'm planning to make tacos al pastor.)
Thanks for any help you can offer.
I believe some of the better stocked grocery stores have one or more of these--I think the last time I bought guajillos, it was at one of these (Whole Foods, Metropolitan, QFC in U Village--can't remember which). By now there are Mexican groceries in many different places around town in addition to the ones in Burien/White Center There is a carneceria across the street to the north from Pho Bac at the head of Rainier Ave. South. The last time I was there it had groceries as well. The mercado mentioned below in the Pike Place Market is good. Many of the SE Asian warehouses in the ID also carry Mexican groceries.
If you are up north, La Consupo on greenwood at 85th has an amazing array of peppers for sale, bulk style. Down by me, if I'm not planning anything too intense, Carneceria Azteca at Jackson/14th/Rainier has lovely packaged stuff.
If you do ever want to take a jaunt down South, I found what I think are pretty great peppers in bulk in Burien at the Guadalupe Market. In big baggies with the pepper name written on them in sharpie, in the produce section. Their dried chipotles smell so good I want to grind them up and huff them.
1111 SW 128th St
Burien, WA 98146