Art's Jamaican Market closed
Yesterday was their last day. The owners are moving back to Jamaica, so I will have to look elsewhere for fresh scotch bonnets. Oriental Lucky Mart in Oakland carries them frozen but if anyone sees fresh ones, please let me know.
Oriental Lucky Mart
535 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Art's Jamaican Market (now Minto's)
4042 Broadway, Oakland, CA
While habaneros and scotch bonnets are related and about as hot, the bonnets have a special flavor. That same flavor is found in a sweet pepper called aji dulce or aji cachucha, commonly available in Caribbean markets on the East Coast from Miami to New York, but not here. There's nothing like it.