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Apr 26, 2011 12:14 PM


Need a rec for a store that sells decent Tomatillos in South Brooklyn. Been to the Key Foods, Associateds, C-Towns, and Union Markets in the area and either they aren't looking good or are insanely expensive. Any solid sources? Will travel for 'em.

Union Market
754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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  1. I just got some about two weeks ago at the tiny grocery on the corner of Pacific and Court. I don't remember how much they were, but I don't think they were outrageous.

    Brooklyn Fare also probably has them. Sorry, neither of these may qualify as South Brooklyn for you.

    Brooklyn Fare
    200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    1. re: egit

      Pacific Green, the market on Pacific & Court, has them, I get them quite often from there.

      Pacific Green
      151 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    2. If you're talking South Brooklyn in the 18th Century sense, then I know that Fairway has them. If you're talking south Brooklyn, as in the part of Brooklyn bisected by the Belt Parkway, then you should try Three Guys or any of the bodegas in Sunset Park.

      Fairway Market
      480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      Three Guys From Brooklyn
      6502 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219

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      1. re: Greg

        I second Three Guys From Brooklyn. Their produce is fresh and it moves, thereby accounting for their considerably reasonable prices.

        Three Guys From Brooklyn
        6502 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219

      2. check out this link on for where to buy Mexican groceries:

        I got fresh, cheap tomatillos (.99/lb) at Bravo supermarket. Three Guys in Bay Ridge doesn't have them usually--you need to go to Sunset Park to get good Mexican groceries.

        1. The Met Food on Smith Street usually has them.