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Jul 25, 2013 01:59 PM

Where to find fresh shishito or padron peppers in Mo Co or nearby?

We ate a lot of these delicious peppers when we were on vacation in Puerto Rico and I'm dying to try cooking them at home but I can't find them anywhere! Please let me know if you have any ideas where I can find them, preferably in the Potomac/Bethesda/Rockville area but I will schlep if necessary!

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  1. one vendor in takoma park farmer's market was selling them last week. Maybe try your luck there?

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    1. re: msjess

      Thanks for the tip! I've never seen them since I've moved to the states and thought I might have to grown them myself! I love padron peppers so much, I'll definitely give Takoma farmer's market a try.

      1. re: msjess

        Thank you for the lead msjess. I've never been to the TP market but I will have to get over there! Looks like they have a lot of other great stuff too!

      2. H Mart and Grand Mart will have shishito peppers. For padrons, check out New Morning Farms at the Sunday Dupont or Saturday Sheridan School markets.

        1. For Shishito in DC, Try the Hana Market at 17th & U NW - They usually have them in small bags - To get them on the Cheap, try H-Marts, they usually have them...
          I haven't seed Padrons at the Dupont Market in a couple of years, but that doesn't mean that I didn't miss them :)