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Where to buy chilis

mucho gordo Jun 17, 2010 01:36 PM

I need to find a place that has small packages of dried/crushed ancho, pasillo and piquin chili peppers. I tried one of the Vallarta mkts nearby but they didn't have what I'm looking for. I figured if anybody would have it, they would.

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  1. Bob Brooks Jun 17, 2010 03:10 PM

    You might check out Jon's Marketplace. I know the one on Sepulveda, in Van Nuys has a nice selection of both fresh and dried. Several of the dried ones are sold in bulk so you can buy as little as you need.

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      mucho gordo Jun 17, 2010 03:45 PM

      Great, Bob. Thanks. Is that the one on the corner of Vanowen; used to be a Ralphs?

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        Bob Brooks Jun 18, 2010 02:00 PM

        No. Vanowen and Sepulveda is a Fresh and Easy. Jon's is farther up the block, at Sherman Way.

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          mucho gordo Jun 18, 2010 02:47 PM

          Got it, Thanks again, Bob. I'll try to hit it this weekend.

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      terim1 Jun 17, 2010 04:35 PM

      Grand Central Market downtown has all kinds available also in bulk if you don't mind driving into town. I found a chili there that was not available at Vallarta.

      Grand Central Market
      317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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        mucho gordo Jun 17, 2010 04:54 PM

        Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I am physically unable to go that far. I need something local with handicapped parking as close to the entrance as possible.

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        AAQjr Jun 18, 2010 04:31 PM

        crushed / powdered might be harder to find, usually I just see whole dried or fresh at most mexican markets. If that's important you might try some online spice merchants.

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        1. re: AAQjr
          Servorg Jun 19, 2010 05:55 AM

          "crushed / powdered might be harder to find..."

          This is what food processors (and dynamite) were invented for...making little itty bitty pieces out of bigger ones... lol

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            AAQjr Jun 19, 2010 07:19 AM

            Agreed, but he did specifically ask for...

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              Servorg Jun 19, 2010 07:24 AM

              The CH Dog helps those who help themselves... ;-D>

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                AAQjr Jun 19, 2010 07:50 AM


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          DrSouthBay Jun 19, 2010 08:40 AM

          http://www.penzeys.com/ or the Penzeys stores in Torrance on Hawthorne or Santa Monica on 4th St. They have dried ancho, ground ancho, dried piquin, and assorted other dried chilis and chili powders.

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          1. re: DrSouthBay
            mucho gordo Jun 19, 2010 10:49 AM

            Now, that's what I'm lookin' for. Thanks

          2. avivale Jun 19, 2010 02:56 PM

            I buy my chilis for cheap at Super A Market. There are two locations close to me (Eagle Rock and Highland Park) though I'm not sure where else this old-style supermarket chain can be found. I don't know if they have all those types of chili in the powdered variety, but I'm sure you could call ahead and ask.

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