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Jul 16, 2009 04:04 AM

Brazilian Stores in KCMO or STL

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. 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. 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. 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 ( and see if she has any ideas.

        1. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: Doug

              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.

              1. re: Doug

                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!