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Looking for sofrito, chile habenero sauce, etc in Boston area

ipsofatso Dec 17, 2011 02:14 PM

In PR fell in love with sofrito for all kinds of "Spanish' condiments....looking for a Boston area market that carries the standard Latin condiments I see all over PR and South America.....

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    Guido Dec 17, 2011 02:18 PM

    Market Basket in Chelsea

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      ipsofatso Dec 17, 2011 02:30 PM

      no really?

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        Guido Dec 17, 2011 08:25 PM

        Sure. Also you can poke around Union Sq, there are lots of multi-ethnic mkts. Also SpiceLand and Chinese Merch on Camb St Burlington

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      Chocomom Dec 17, 2011 08:00 PM

      You can try Tropical Foods (aka Platanero) in Dudley Sq at 2101 Washington Street. They should have everything you're looking for.

      I go there for the La Flor adobo con sazon seasoning (this brand don't have MSG) to use on my pernil (was told msg makes the skin soggy).

      http://www.tropicalfoods.net/index.cfm

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      1. re: Chocomom
        Dave MP Dec 18, 2011 06:09 PM

        Tropical Foods had fresh sorrel the other day, which looked really great. And they definitely have all the Latin American condiments mentioned by the OP.

        Market Basket in Somerville would be good too.

      2. steinpilz Dec 18, 2011 02:45 AM

        If you're looking for El Yucateco, red or green, the Shaw's at Twin City Plaza has it along with other stuff.

        http://www.elyucateco.com/

        1. C. Hamster Dec 18, 2011 05:41 AM

          Goya sofrito can be found in pretty much any supermarket. But why not make your own?

          Habarnero sauce, likewise, can be found in any supermarket.

          The Stop and Shop in South Bay has a larger selection of Latin condiments.

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