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Mexican ingredients in Park Slope?

aravenel Mar 4, 2009 10:42 AM

Hi all,

I'm looking for a good place to buy Mexican ingredients, specifically a good selection of dried chiles, in Park Slope. There is one thread on here that recommended Nuevo Faro, but the thread is 7 years old and I don't believe they are in business anymore.

Any suggestions? North slope is preferable, but I'm open.


  1. jen kalb Mar 4, 2009 01:19 PM

    the grocery store that used to be Nuevo Faro on 5th Ave around 6th (I dont know whether its called Compare now or some other name) still caters to the hispanic crowd and should have your peppers. If you want even more of a mexican/central american focus you can go further south to its former sister store, now an Associated at 5th and 17th.

    Probably the 5th Ave Key even has dried chiles, etc these days.

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    1. re: jen kalb
      aravenel Mar 5, 2009 05:54 AM

      Yeah, I've seen some places with dried chiles (theres a place at 5th and Union), but the quality is pretty low.

      I'll try the place at 5th & 6th, as well as D'Vine taste.

      Any other suggestions?

      1. re: aravenel
        michelley Mar 5, 2009 08:09 AM

        It's between 6th and 7th. It's called Smart and Healthy now, but they still have all the spanish food and ingredients. Steve's Ctown on 9th St. has them too, as does Pathmark on 12th and 2nd Ave.

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      AimeeD Mar 4, 2009 12:48 PM

      D'vine Taste on 7th Ave sells dried chiles in bulk.

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