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Where to buy chipotle peppers in Philadelphia

fkd215 Jun 5, 2010 09:40 AM

I have become hopelessly dependent on chipotle peppers i my cooking and can no longer find them. I used to get them at the Veracruzana market on Washington and 10th, but they don't seem to carry them anymore. So, two questions:

1. Are chipotle peppers called by any other name? Veracruzana has around 10 kinds of peppers in barrels, but none called 'chipotle'.

2. where else can I get chipotles? Ideally it would be in the center city/West philly/South Philly areas, but I'm willing to do a little traveling to feed this addiction.


  1. Delucacheesemonger Jun 9, 2010 02:50 PM

    Dried ones at 12th St Cantina at RTM, saw them today

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      Philly Ray Jun 8, 2010 07:40 PM

      If you haven't found them yet, I saw them at San Agus Market on 13th and Snyder for $7-$8/lb.

      1. wolfe Jun 5, 2010 10:29 AM

        When all else fails you can get them in adobo sauce canned at your stores or online.
        Or you can smoke your own from jalapenos.

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        1. re: wolfe
          croutonpiggy Jun 6, 2010 07:19 PM

          I've purchased the Goya brand from Superfresh for about $2, 4 oz. can. Link is for can graphic:


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          Philly Ray Jun 5, 2010 09:54 AM

          Most of the little Mexican grocery stores in and around South Philly have a wide variety of dried peppers.

          As for other names, look for "dried" or "smoked" jalapeno

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          1. re: Philly Ray
            Buckethead Jun 5, 2010 10:05 AM

            One of the better Mexican grocery stores is only a couple blocks from Veracruzana. That's Mi Pueblito, on Passyunk a few doors south of Washington. They should have them there, if not there are also quite a few Mexican groceries on 9th St. south of Washington, I'd just walk down there and keep popping in to places till you find them.

            1. re: Buckethead
              barryg Jun 5, 2010 10:48 AM

              The store at 8th & Tasker has lots of dried peppers in the basement. I haven't been there in a while, but pretty sure they have them.

              I also know they have them at the one at 9th & Snyder. And as wolfe says, you can always buy them canned. Most grocery stores have them in the "ethnic" section.

              1. re: barryg
                fkd215 Jun 5, 2010 03:16 PM

                These all give me some great leads. Thank you!

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