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Mexican groceries in Vermont?

vjpam Feb 13, 2012 09:53 AM

I know of many Asian grocers, but not any Mexican or Latin-specific food stores in the Burlington area. I am looking for some lesser-known chiles (guajillos, dried or in powder form) to make some authentic Tacos al Pastor, but have come up empty in my searches.

If any chowhounds have any tips or suggestions (besides ordering online), I'd be grateful!

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  1. Morganna RE: vjpam Feb 13, 2012 10:23 AM

    There aren't any Mexican groceries in Vermont that I have ever heard of. That being said, I haven't been everywhere and I don't read all the papers.

    I know you said you didn't want to hear about online, but maybe that's your only option right now. Penzey's has most of the "lesser-known" chiles you're looking for.

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      vjpam RE: Morganna Feb 13, 2012 10:33 AM

      Thanks, Morganna. I'm not opposed to ordering online, I just need the spices by this Wednesday.

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        Morganna RE: vjpam Feb 14, 2012 12:54 PM

        Well you COULD drive to the Penzey's in MA. :) I wish I were more help, though.

    2. kaszeta RE: vjpam Feb 14, 2012 05:59 AM

      Have you checked Onion River Coop? I think they've got a decent selection of dried peppers in bulk.

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        Morganna RE: kaszeta Feb 14, 2012 12:58 PM

        Or maybe City Market? Or what's that other whole foody type place... is it over by the U Mall?

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        dukegirl RE: vjpam Feb 21, 2012 04:27 PM

        I'll second Penzey's. Also try www.mexgrocer.com

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