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where can I purchase shishito peppers in long island or queens

uropsych Feb 4, 2013 09:08 AM

where can I purchase shishito peppers in long island or queens

  1. EricMM Dec 7, 2013 09:04 AM

    You could try Sakura-ya on Austin St. in Forest Hills.

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      MRS Feb 5, 2013 07:11 PM

      freshdirect has 'em!

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      1. re: MRS
        gurud Feb 6, 2013 03:49 AM

        FreshDirect has them but my goodness the price!! 2.99 for 2 oz is highway robbery. That is 4 times the whole foods price and around 6 or 8 times what Hmart charges.

        1. re: gurud
          MisterBill2 Dec 13, 2013 07:09 PM

          I paid $2.49/lb for the small package at HMart. If I wanted a bigger bag they were $1.99/lb.

      2. babette feasts Feb 4, 2013 07:47 PM

        They are months out of season, may be especially hard to find mid-winter.

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          gurud Feb 4, 2013 04:39 PM

          I would try Hmart and whole foods. In Westchester, Hmart almost always has them (they are labeled sweet pepper for some reason). Whole foods has them from time to time.

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          1. re: gurud
            uropsych Feb 4, 2013 07:11 PM

            Called hmart and they said they don't have. Does whole food call it shishito. Emailed fairway waiting to hear

            1. re: uropsych
              gurud Feb 5, 2013 03:31 AM

              That is strange. I have been buying them regularly at Hmart (last time was 2 days ago) and they have been quite good. If the store is not too far then it may be worth making a trip.

              I am not sure what Whole Foods calls them, possibly Shisito.

              1. re: gurud
                uropsych Feb 5, 2013 04:23 AM

                The one I called is in new Hyde park. Maybe it's possible the person did not know. Let me know ifbyoungond out what they call them am which hmart I were at

                1. re: uropsych
                  JMF Feb 5, 2013 07:59 AM

                  at Hmart they label them sweet peppers, not shishito, so they may not have known what you were talking about. They are a regular item at the Hartsdale Hmart, I saw them there two days ago, and I saw them yesterday at the Flushing Hmart.

                  1. re: JMF
                    MisterBill2 Dec 6, 2013 11:04 PM

                    Just found this thread and was going to post a similar question. Interesting that they are called sweet peppers at HMart. .. I've looked there and never found them (but not with that name). I did buy something labelled Korean Peppers there which were good, but not Shisito. I have not found them at Fairway or Whole Foods. has anyone?

                    1. re: JMF
                      MisterBill2 Dec 13, 2013 07:04 PM

                      So, I was at HMart today and picked some up. I never would have known that they were shisito's as they were wrinkled. I've never had (or seen) them fresh before but I thought they were smooth like japapeno or what HMart calls Korean peppers. I'll try cooking a few either tomorrow or Sunday. BTW a write-up about them that I found online suggested putting a small hole in them before cooking to prevent them from popping. Not sure if that's obvious or not (it wasn't to me)..

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