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Where to buy dried hominy?

delphia Dec 1, 2010 06:34 PM

I've been looking for a place to buy dried hominy in Chicago. Preferably from a bulk bin, but will buy it pre-packaged.

Anyone know a good place?

I'm up in Edgewater, but willing to travel for a mega-awesome store.


(P.S. Mega awesome = has lots of other unique/hard-to-find food stuff.)

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    Daahoud RE: delphia Dec 9, 2010 10:09 AM

    I'm looking for the same thing but in Charleston, south of Champaign. It's kind of sparse out here. Have you tried mom and pop mexican groceries?

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      amoncada RE: delphia Dec 10, 2010 12:14 PM

      It's sold at Cermak Produce on Kedzie at Bearteau, 2 blocks north of Irving Park Road, in frozen, dried, and canned form. I especially like to use the fresh frozen variety in soups, YUM!

      Oh and while you are there, pick up a can of Juanita's Chicken Posole, really fantastic stuff!!....tastes nearly as good as homemade and more like a New Mexican style posole. Juanita's Posole is one of the very few canned soups that I will eat as I prefer everything made from scratch.

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        delphia RE: amoncada Feb 2, 2011 09:34 PM

        Thank you so much! I'd actually forgotten all about this post until today.

        Will definitely be buying a can or two of that Posole.

        I prefer things from scratch too, but have come to terms with how lazy I am most of the time.

        Thanks again.

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          amoncada RE: delphia Feb 3, 2011 01:45 PM

          You're welcome. Also check out Harvest Market on Lawrence, in Albany Park, on the way to Cermak Produce. It's a fabulous ethnic grocery store.

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            Eldon Kreider RE: amoncada Feb 3, 2011 06:47 PM

            Are you talking about HarvesTime Foods at 2632 West Lawrence Avenue, which is east of the Chicago River and so is in Lincoln Square? The description sounds right.

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              amoncada RE: Eldon Kreider Feb 3, 2011 07:34 PM

              Yep, that's it!

      2. ElsieB RE: delphia Feb 3, 2011 01:48 PM

        Also available via online order from Rancho Gordo.

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          lotusmoss RE: delphia Feb 7, 2011 06:54 PM

          A lot of the little latino markets on Lawrence must have this, including: Supermercado Garivaldi, 1714 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL. They definitely have the canned, but I'm pretty dead sure they also have packaged dried hominy/posole.

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            rebecca_f RE: delphia Feb 17, 2011 02:44 PM

            i've recently purchsed some at supermercado, specifically one on west north ave (around 3300w, perhas?), but sorry i cant remember then name. i'm actually cooking some right now, and man it's taking forever! i soaked it overnight, and it's now been simmering for 4h+ and the kernels have just started to pop. did i do something wrong?

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              GenkiTango RE: delphia Feb 17, 2011 07:15 PM

              If you're in Edgewater, you're in luck, because they have dried hominy at the Cuban grocery store called Unique, and also at the Mexican/Balkan grocery story called Devon Market, both on Devon Ave in the block immediately east of Clark, on the dividing line btwn Edgewater and Rogers Park.

              Devon Market
              1440 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL

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