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Aug 5, 2013 10:33 AM

Where are the best Ethnic Grocery Stores in Denver?

I have found a few very good Middle Eastern Food grocery stores. Need to find a good Latin grocery store with a strong selection of Peruvian and Colombian food ingredients like dried purple corn, Peruvian jarred peppers and Guascas... Moroccan Argon Oil too... any suggestions.

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  1. I don't live in Colorado and I'm sure locals can give you better recommendations, but since no one has piped in yet, you might want to try Avanza for the S. American groceries. I think it's right in Denver on Federal Blvd. Two great places to shop for Asian groceries are Pacific Ocean Marketplace in Broomfield and H Mart in Aurora. Culinary argan oil should be at the Middle Eastern groceries you'd already found, or they should be able to order it for you. If you just want the kind for cosmetic use, look in beauty supply places. I think the cheapest source to get both kinds is at online vendors like vitacost.com . It's spelled ARGAN, though. If you do a search for argon, you'll get something else altogether. Good luck.

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      1. Middle Eastern ethnic area is Colorado Blvd. south of Evans. Latin is S. Broadway and E. Colfax , Asian is S. Federal, there is no South American I know of.

        1. I'm a bit late to this conversation, but there's a Latin grocery in the Mile Hi Flea Market that tends to have more South American items than I could find at Avanza (though Avanza is great as well). Also this isn't Peruvian/Colombian but Little Brazil has some good Brazilian imports in their small grocery section (polpa de caju - unheard of in this part of the world)!

          Again not strictly Latin, but H Mart tends to carry products that span cultures - they usually have some good stuff especially in the way of produce. Or find the Colombian tamal lady at the farmers market in the summer and ask where she buys her groceries!