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Tortilla Press and masa -- where to get in Queens?

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dagnabbit Jun 5, 2009 02:03 PM

Anyone know where I could get a decent (metal) tortilla press in Queens? And also masa?

Thanks!

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    dagnabbit RE: dagnabbit Jun 5, 2009 02:05 PM

    Oh, I should say I tried Win Depot for the tortilla press, but no luck.

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      grisaille RE: dagnabbit Jun 5, 2009 03:13 PM

      These threads MIGHT help:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/312797

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/496921

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        dagnabbit RE: grisaille Jun 5, 2009 03:16 PM

        Thanks grisalle. Sounds like masa's hard to find. There's a Mexican grocery in Astoria I'm going to try. (I'm hoping to avoid the high-end places for the press -- I hear you can get a cheap one in a Brooklyn Pathmark -- hoping there's something similar in Queens...)

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        grisaille RE: dagnabbit Jun 5, 2009 04:49 PM

        Re: masa

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585545

        Tortilleria Nixtamal
        104-05 47th Ave.
        Corona, NY 11368
        (718) 699-2434

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          dagnabbit RE: grisaille Jun 5, 2009 04:55 PM

          Oooh, very interesting. Will call that place and if they are selling masa, check it out.

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            damon RE: grisaille Jun 6, 2009 02:26 PM

            Tortilleria Nixtamal is GREAT!

          2. chilindrina RE: dagnabbit Jun 7, 2009 06:15 PM

            I got my press at Panaderia Coatzingo on Roosevelt between 76th and 77th. It's a Mexican bakery/dry goods shop. I think at most of the little Mexican groceries in the Jackson Heights/Corona area you can probably find them. There's another good one further up Roosevelt in the 90s, although I'm not sure of the exact cross streets, where they also sell clay bean pots and things like that. For masa you definitely have to go to Tortilleria Nixtamal; I haven't seen or heard of fresh masa being sold anywhere else.

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