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Where to find Ancho Chiles in Boston or Metrowest?

beantown02 Jan 30, 2014 12:53 PM

Where to find Ancho Chiles in Boston or Metrowest?

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    gooch Jan 30, 2014 12:59 PM

    I have gotten them at Penzeys in Arlington.

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      latertater Jan 30, 2014 01:38 PM

      I got some at Joppa Fine Foods, if you find yourself in Newburyport. I am now hooked! They add a lot of flavor and you don't have to use too much.

      Joppa Fine Foods

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        lc02139 Jan 30, 2014 01:47 PM

        I'm pretty sure that christina's spice in Inman had dried ones last time I was there.

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          smtucker Jan 30, 2014 02:58 PM

          Market Basket Somerville has them back with the potatoes, across from the fresh peppers. Penzey's in Arlington; Christina's in Inman. I believe I have seen them at La International in Union Square, but they don't always have them in stock.

          1. opinionatedchef Jan 30, 2014 03:19 PM

            whole foods (fr pond at least, incl. ancho chile powder.)

            1. C. Hamster Jan 30, 2014 03:21 PM

              The ones at Penzey's are terrific

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                devilham Jan 30, 2014 04:14 PM

                Second Penzey's, real nice flavor

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                wandergirl Jan 30, 2014 04:42 PM

                I recently got some from the Whole Foods in Melrose. They had packaged ancho chiles for about $7 but also loose ones in the produce area that ended up being far cheaper.

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                  UnclePH Feb 7, 2014 09:14 AM

                  I saw them there this week, as well. Have to assume they are readily available at all Whole Foods.

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                  bear Jan 30, 2014 05:10 PM

                  I just bought some last week at La Chapincita on Moody St. in Waltham. Very inexpensive, too.

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                    snippet Feb 6, 2014 08:45 PM

                    I usually get them at Penzey's. (I like to make my own chili powder, I use Alton Brown's recipe and can get all the peppers and stuff there.)

                    I recently saw them at the Market Basket in Hudson, the newish one next to Lowe's near 495. I've never been a Market Basket fan, but the produce section there is pretty good, with a lot of more-than-usual stuff.

                    1. Allstonian Feb 7, 2014 05:14 AM

                      I've seen two different brands at the Star Market in Allston - you should be able to find them with other varieties of dried chiles in the produce section of many supermarkets.

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