HOME > Chowhound > Chicago Area >
What's your latest food quest? Share your adventure

Spanish Store Chicago

MahiMahiFish Apr 13, 2013 06:40 PM

Does Chicago have a comprehensive store for Spanish items? Bonito Tuna in oil, sardines, jarred peppers, etc.
Something like the Spanish Table in Seattle.

  1. nsxtasy Apr 21, 2013 04:04 PM

    I assumed from the wording that the OP is looking for food products from Spain, and not Hispanic food products, which are easily found throughout Chicagoland.

    1. q
      Querencia Apr 21, 2013 01:29 PM

      The biggest I know for all Hispanic products is Tony's Finer Foods, which has several branches. I don't know whether they stock a lot of Spanish products qua from Spain but the long aisles of Hispanic items would definitely be worth exploring. I know the stores at Fullerton & Central Park and Hamlin & Elston are pretty big and the one in Niles near Greenwood & Dempster is gargantuan.

      1. g
        GourmetWednesday Apr 13, 2013 08:05 PM

        This thread is old but addresses the issue: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/511388

        I'm not aware of a dedicated Spanish store that has opened since then. I was in Fox & Obel today, looking for other things, and noticed Arroz de Valencia in a sack just below a shelf of some fish (can't recall exactly which) in oil. If, in fact, I stumbled on a Spanish section, it was a small one. On a related note, I next went to Publican Quality Meats, and they were selling Avec's chorizo-stuffed Medjool dates with smoked bacon, $1.50 each, stuffed and ready to bake, and their excellent piquillo pepper-tomato sauce.

        1 Reply
        1. re: GourmetWednesday
          pamiam Apr 14, 2013 10:24 AM

          Now *that* is an awesome bit of information (the dates). Thank you!! I need to get over there ASAP.

        Show Hidden Posts