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Where to buy Mexican crema in Seattle?

I live in north Seattle, around Green Lake, and am looking for a place to get prepared crema. Any ideas? I didn't find it in my usual QFC or even Ballard Market, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong area of the store?

Thanks for the help!

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  1. HT Market out at Oaktree has it... though the place is more run down every time I stop by. If you go to the back of the store they have a refrigerator case full of Cacique products including crema and a large selection of cheeses. They also have a Mexican section with better than usual selection of brands and products, even laundry detergent.

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    1. re: knowspicker

      Perfect, thanks! I was going there this weekend to pick up some bahn mi rolls so I can get the crema now, too!

    2. I saw some at the Aurora Grocery Outlet (across from Albertson's/Petco) today. It's on the back wall, with the yogurt, cheese and such like.

      1. The QFC on 15th in Cap Hill had it, but I usually go to either the mexican grocery at 14th and Jackson or the ABC market at the top of Beacon hill for it.

        1. I've bought the commercial type and I don't like it. It has a weird aftertaste. Easy to make with some buttermilk or sour creme and whipping cream. Rick Bayless has a recipe.

          1. Any little store with the name "Rincocito" or "Rinconsito" or "Tienda mexicana" and there are dozens and dozens of them, will have what you're actually looking for. Google those words for one close to your area. You won't miss!

            1. By far the number one best Mexican crema I've ever had was purchased at Mendoza's Specialty foods, right next door to Barriga Llena on Aurora (couple blocks north of Beth's Cafe). The owner told me that it is homemade, I don't know if it's by him or someone else. It has no thickeners or additives, and tastes like the only ingredients are cream and starter. It is absolutely amazing. Even better than Russian sour cream, which is quite the feat.

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              Barriga Llena
              , Seattle, WA 98101

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              1. re: Teknotic

                Mendoza's where the Sweet Spot Cafe used to be?

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                Sweet Spot Cafe
                16053 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

                1. re: Lauren

                  I'm not sure. It's by a halal grocery store and a thai place

              2. Safeway has it - different stores put it in different places. I usually find it on the dairy asile.

                1. I've noticed Mexican dairy products are on the cheese aisle near the cream cheese.