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Mar 20, 2009 11:29 AM

Where can I buy fresh flour tortillas?

I'm looking for a place in San Francisco that sells fresh flour tortillas - store bought just isn't cutting it anymore.

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  1. Some Costcos sometimes have Tortillaland raw flour tortillas in the refrigerator case. You cook them just before serving.

    They're better than any I've had outside of those rare restaurants that make them to order, and I haven't found one of those places around here yet.

    A couple of past topics on the subject:

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        I thought I saw them recently at Richmond but I will bet they are at the Business Center in Hayward. They shifted parchment paper there until recently when they resupplied our local.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          I bought a 50-pack (2 x 25 tortilla bags) two weeks ago from the Mountain View Costco.

          1. re: sistinas

            Yeah, the convenient new five-pound 50-pack. Per the label they're good until January.

            Richmond had them, San Leandro where I'd bought them before did not.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              According to Kenji at Serious Eats you can get them at Safeway in SF, though I didn't notice them at the smaller East Bay Safeways I stopped in recently. I did, however, pick up a normal sized pack (20 oz) at Lucky on E 18th St in Oakland.
              While I like them better than your standard commercial tortilla, I prefer La Palma's slightly thicker, more flavorful tortillas. Does anyone know of a good homemade flour tortilla in the East Bay?

          2. re: Robert Lauriston

            Check the deli section at Safeway, they have them there in Livermore.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Bought them at the SF Costco last week.

            1. re: wolfe

              Yeah, TJ's are the brand that I've been using recently, but they're just really not that good. I've found that they spoil in a matter of days and don't have much flavor to them.

              1. re: gregorio2001

                Thanks, then I will try the spot found by the Queen of Rumrill, in RL's link above, on my next trip to San Pablo.
                El Porvenir Produce Market.
                1537 Rumrill Blvd
                San Pablo, CA 94806

            2. La Palma on 24th (at Florida) is better known for their Corn Tortillas. But their flour tortillas are pretty darn good too!

              1. I added a "place" link

                La Palma Mexicatessen
                2884 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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                1. re: bong

                  And they make their burritos with a tortilla made to order. Do any other places do this too? (I've never noticed any)