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Smoked Paprika in NY Metro Area

jklein8962 Nov 18, 2009 12:48 PM

I've been assigned to make a dish for Thanksgiving and the recipe calls for Smoked Paprika, also known as Pimenton Dulce. I've tried Fairway and Whole Foods in Bergen Co. and I have had no luck locating this spice. I could order online but I'm afraid I wont get delivery by Thanksgiving. Any fellow Chow Hounds out there no where to purchase? Thanks!

  1. phDuh Nov 19, 2009 11:22 AM

    At Ole Ole foods in Belleville, I've seen a couple different kinds of smoked paprika. They importers of Spanish food, and open once or twice a month for the general public. They'll be open this Saturday, the 21st from 10am-2pm. Free tastes of great cheese, meats, interesting stuff. It's one of my favorite stops.

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    1. re: phDuh
      JonL Nov 20, 2009 01:03 PM

      Just for the knowledge base---I've gotten it at Sahadi's, Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn.

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      toby1355 Nov 18, 2009 04:42 PM

      Just a note: there are TWO kinds of Smoked Paprika. One is sweet (dulce) and the other is hot (picante). Toby1355

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        doubleL Nov 18, 2009 05:53 PM

        I am also making a dish that requires smoked paprika for Thanksgiving (by any chance are you making the pureed sweet potatoes w/ smoked paprika in Gourmet?). This recipe called for either the sweet or the hot type of smoked paprika-depending on your personal taste. I went to Penzey's and they carried Spanish smoked paprika, as well as Hungarian sweet. Hungarian hot, and a paprika from California. Upon smelling all of them-I went with the Spanish smoked. Here's hoping it tastes good-and good luck to you with your recipe!

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          jcmods Nov 19, 2009 07:48 AM

          We went crazy looking for the same thing. In Astoria you can get it at a new place called La Rioja. Happened to stumble across it... (When we couldn't even find it at D'Espana). Pretty sure it was the Pimenton Picante

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            Roslynjohn Nov 19, 2009 10:36 AM

            Believe it or not _ I found it at my local Stop and Shop in Carle Place, Long Island. Spice Island brand. It is good quality -- very chorizo-ee.

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              Roslynjohn Nov 19, 2009 10:36 AM

              Believe it or not _ I found it at my local Stop and Shop in Carle Place, Long Island. Spice Island brand. It is good quality -- very chorizo-ee.

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                Maryld Nov 19, 2009 11:09 AM

                You can also buy it online--when time allows--from latienda.com which is a great resource for food items from Spain.

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          fourunder Nov 18, 2009 03:49 PM

          Corrado's or Zeytinia perhaps....


          1. Marge Nov 18, 2009 03:25 PM

            The commercial brand McCormick actually packages smoked paprika--I bought it at my local Shop-rite, it was located with the McCormick spices.

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              jklein8962 Nov 18, 2009 01:57 PM

              Thanks for all your posts. Grand Central is my best bet. You guys are great!

              1. TongoRad Nov 18, 2009 01:34 PM

                Well, as long as NYC is on the table- the smoked paprika at Kalustyan's is awesome, unmistakably smoky, but not overdone, richly flavored and quite fresh. That's where I get mine when I'm in Manhattan.

                I would imagine it can be easily be found in the Ironbound section of Newark, though, or even in some of the Indian markets in Iselin if you want to stay in NJ. That's just a hunch- hopefully somebody has more solid info to point you in the right direction in those areas.

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                  Mothership Nov 18, 2009 01:02 PM

                  Penzey's Spices (located in the marketplace at Grand Central Terminal) has smoked paprika. Actually - this place is great. I went there my last trip into NY and ended up (a) buying too much and (b) spending too much. I had a blast. The prices are actually reasonable and there are multiple sizes of their products available. They have a great website as well.

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                    Avalondaughter Nov 18, 2009 12:59 PM

                    Penzeys in Norwalk definitely has it. There is also a Penzeys at Grand Central Station, but it's just a booth in the GC Market, so I don't know if they have the same selection.

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