Mexican ingredient store?
Trying to make a mexican mole, is there a place where I can get some of these ingredients?
Hoja santa leaves
I can substitute for most of them except the chayotes, just curious if there's a place that carries all of them. Looking for serranos and tomatillos too but those are everywhere.
Dude, no need to substitute anything, it's all available locally.
Gonzales Northgate Market has everything except the fresh hoja santa. Take the 43rd street exit off the 805 and follow the exit ramp around to the first stoplight. You'll be right in front of Northgate. This place is the Disneylandia of Mexican products.
Pancho Villa market on El Cajon where is crosses the 805 has everything.,
Vallarta Markets just opened a branch in National City
Henry's, Ralphs, Von's should all have chayote, it's pretty main stream these days.
Hoja Santa grows at will on the Mesa College campus, west end, by the drama department. As long as you're discrete no one would mind you going in and harvesting some. Look for the heart shaped leaves with an aromatic scent.
3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
606 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025