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Shisito Peppers (restaurants or markets)

Where can I find shisito peppers, either as an appetizer or to make at home, aside from the usual Spanish suspects?

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  1. There are several vendors at the green markets who grow and sell both these, and Padron, peppers. But this is not the season, or at least I have yet to see them in the market.

    The vendors I refer to include Lani's Farm and Bodhitree; you might ask them when the peppers will be available.

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    1. re: erica

      They were at Manhattan Fruit Exchange in Chelsea Market a couple of weeks ago.

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      Manhattan Fruit Exchange
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    2. Sunrise market stocks them.

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      Sunrise Mart
      494 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

      Sunrise Mart
      4 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

      Sunrise Mart
      14 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017

      1. The greenmarket usually has them on Mondays and Fridays, last I checked. There is a stand that grows them in a hothouse year round, but they change locations and I can't remember the name.

        If you want someone else to do the grunt work, jimmy's no. 43 does them the best (IMHO).

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        Union Square Greenmarket
        Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

        Jimmy's No. 43
        43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. These peppers are usually spelled "Shishito". This might make it easier to identify them. Good luck finding them, they are great!

          1. Well, if you can wait a few weeks, Bodhitree and/or Lani's Farm will have padron or shishito. The season doesn't start for another month or so. I remember seeing them around the 1st of July last year.

            Lani's Farm schedule:
            Monday: Union Square Greenmarket
            Wednesday: Dag Hammarskjold & Tribeca
            Thursday: Colombia
            Saturday: Tribeca
            Sunday: Carroll Gardens

            Bodhitree Farm:
            Wednesday and Friday: Union Square
            Saturday: Abingdon Square

            I might stop by and ask how the crop is doing this year. (BTW, Nevia No has left Yuno's Farm, which is now known as Lani's Farm. No's new farm is called Bohitree. Yuno's Farm is no more.)

            If you can't wait, try Eataly. They've actually had them on a consistent basis since they opened, which leads me to believe they have a hothouse provider.

            Previously:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/727949
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/731693

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            Union Square Greenmarket
            Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

            Eataly
            200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

            1. They are always good at yakitori totto.

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              Yakitori Totto
              251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

              1. I believe Mermaid Inn UWS has them.

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                Mermaid Inn
                568 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

                1. You can find shishito peppers at any Korean market, like Han Au Reum on 32nd St. I usually got mine at the Korean markets in Queens and they're really cheap. I don't think I ever paid more than $2 for a good sized store-selaed styrofoam package.

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                  Han Ah Reum
                  25 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

                  1. I've seen them at the Essex Street Market, at the produce vendor on the north end.