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Brazilian Stores in KCMO or STL

prasantrin Jul 16, 2009 04:04 AM

I'll be in KCMO and STL next week and am wondering if there are any stores that specialize in Brazilian foods. I did a brief search, and it seems there is a Brazilian store in Olathe, KS, but it's a little out of the way for us.

Any other ideas?

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  1. amyzan RE: prasantrin Jul 16, 2009 12:27 PM

    If you're staying convenient to I-35, consider driving down outside of rush hours. Traffic here isn't bad compared with many metro areas. If it's the only Brazilian store you can find, and you call ahead to know they have wht you want and will be open, I wouldn't let the drive time concern you too much.

    1. Teague RE: prasantrin Jul 16, 2009 02:32 PM

      I just saw a sign in the parking lot of the shopping center NW corner of Quivera & College OvPk, announcing (I think) a brazilian "supermercado", but no store yet. As the sign appeared to be in Portugese, I couldn't read the rest of it.

      1. heatherkay RE: prasantrin Jul 16, 2009 02:46 PM

        There used to be a place called Brazilian Cargo Company at 47th and Holly, but it closed a few years ago. I did a quick Google search, and turned up the fact that it was operated by Chowhound's own jvergara. You might get in touch with her on her blog (http://jv-foodie.typepad.com/foodie/) and see if she has any ideas.

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          prasantrin RE: prasantrin Jul 20, 2009 07:05 PM

          I hope the store in Overland Park opens before I get there on Thursday! I don't imagine it will happen, so perhaps a drive to Olathe won't be such a bad thing. I'm going out to Crum Farm on Sunday, so on the way back we can detour down to Olathe (but we'll call first to see if they're open).

          Thanks for the info, too, on jvergara! I'll send her an e-mail through her site. Hopefully she'll know of some other places a little more central.

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            Doug RE: prasantrin Jul 21, 2009 12:27 PM

            Global Foods Market is just outside St. Louis in Kirkwood MO. It is a pretty large place, and I have a fuzzy memory of passing a Brazilian aisle while I was looking for the Indonesian aisle.


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              prasantrin RE: Doug Jul 22, 2009 07:02 AM

              Thanks! We're in STL now, but it's our last day and our car should be back by 3-ish. We're trying to work it in with the rest of our stops.

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                prasantrin RE: Doug Jul 31, 2009 09:01 AM

                We managed to fit Global Foods Market into our food round on our last day. They don't have a Brazilian aisle, but there are some Brazilian items tucked in around the Peruvian stuff. It's the closest we've come to a Brazilian market, so thanks for the rec!

                Unfortunately, we couldn't get to the market in Olathe. Next time. We sort of fell in love with KC, so we're trying to think of a reason to get back there!

              2. Teague RE: prasantrin Aug 1, 2009 09:37 AM

                The Brazilian Supermercado at Quivera and 110th St looks like it's open. I'll check it out after work and report. (in the strip mall, one door south of 110th behind the McDonald's that faces Quivira)

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