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In search of green chiles

hesaid_nola Nov 2, 2009 12:17 PM

Looking for green chiles (hatch or pueblo) either fresh or already roasted. No success thus far at Whole Foods, Robert, and International Market. Any ideas where I can buy them?

International Market
3940 Barron St, Metairie, LA

Whole Foods
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA

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    CharlieH RE: hesaid_nola Nov 2, 2009 12:21 PM

    I can't say that they are in stock right now, but Langenstenins on Metairie Rd. usually stocks several varieties (in small quantities), save the trip and call. ch

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      ciaotex RE: hesaid_nola Nov 2, 2009 12:36 PM

      You can also order them online and have them shipped frozen from here: http://biadchili.com/

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        hesaid_nola RE: ciaotex Nov 2, 2009 01:24 PM

        Thanks to both of you for the suggestions!

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          Suzy Wong RE: hesaid_nola Nov 2, 2009 04:41 PM

          Did you try this place in Kenner?

          Celina's Int'l Supermarket


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        chungiwoo RE: hesaid_nola Nov 2, 2009 05:05 PM

        My boyfriend grew up in NM and said that he did see canned Hatch green chile at Whole Foods. It's not super fresh, but since it's not the season, it might be the best you can get.

        Whole Foods
        3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA

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          midcity RE: hesaid_nola Nov 2, 2009 05:46 PM

          There is a farmer at the Crescent City Farmers Market that sells chiles. I don't know if they would have what you are looking for, but you may be able to contact the market and find out.

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            Hungry Celeste RE: hesaid_nola Nov 3, 2009 05:41 AM

            It's late for fresh Hatch chiles....WF had piles & piles of them back in late Sept/early Oct.

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              savory south RE: hesaid_nola Nov 3, 2009 08:12 PM

              It's too late in the season for fresh Hatch. The peak of season is around the start of the school year. The best true Hatch product lines - outside of the small NM family ones - seem to be the ones from HEB/Central Markets in Texas. HEB does a very organized tumbled roasting fest at all the CM locations and did a fund raiser for the farmers the bad weather year (07?). They sell 2 different ones - a Salsa Roja y a Salsa Verde under the CM label, also Hatch chili tortillas (these freeze well) and a queso. So the next time you're in TX look stop at an HEB.

              That being said - you might try substituting Anaheim (still in season) & roast them. They are milder than Hatch.

              For frozen Hatch, try Hatch Chili Express

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