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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.
Thanks!

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    GourmetWednesday RE: MahiMahiFish 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.

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      pamiam RE: GourmetWednesday 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.

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      Querencia RE: MahiMahiFish 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. nsxtasy RE: MahiMahiFish 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.

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