Piquillo Peppers - Where to buy...not too far from Bucks county?
To my horror, Trader Joes discontinued their delicious, well priced jars of piquillo peppers. Does anyone know another place where I can buy them in the Bucks/Mercer or even Montco area? None of the standard grocery stores in this area stock them...its Italian roasted red peppers or nothing around here. But they aren't the same!
I can always order them on line from La Tienda but they are kind of pricey especially once you add shipping costs.
Here is a bargain, downtown foodies will not expect to hear: Garces Trading Co has piquillos, made in Spain for $5 a jar. One ounce less than the normal sized jar, but still way cheaper than anything I found online. Just ordered six online, so I only bought two while at Garces.
Those trader Joe's Piquillo's were so cheap because they're Peruvian. They're good but not "the real thing," for what that's worth. Spanish piquillos are expensive even in Spain. Even there, most grocery store piquillos are from Peru. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've bought the same ones in Spain that Trader Joes was selling here - same shaped jar, different label.
That said, Dibruno's has expensive, small jars of real Spanish piquillos.