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Dec 17, 2011 02:14 PM

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

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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      1. re: ipsofatso

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

    1. 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).

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      1. re: Chocomom

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

        1. 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.