Tartex, empanada wrappers and huacatay, where are you?
I've been bested in my search for three ingredients and need help please! Does anyone know where I can find huacatay (either paste or dried), empanada wrappers and Tartex (vegetarian pate that comes in small tins)?
Capers used to carry the empanada wrappers but they haven't been there since Whole Foods took over. I've tried Killarney Market and South China Seas for the huacatay but no luck. And I know someone in Vancouver has Tartex but I can't remember who. Off to Gourmet Warehouse now but if anyone knows where I can find these locallly (not online) I'd be grateful!
For where to buy Tartex in Canada
Organic Horizons Inc.
Unit # 9 - 685 Speedvale Avenue West
Guelph, Ontario N1K 1E6
Chicha's uses huacatay in one of their dressings per the current online menu. Maybe get in touch with them about suppliers? You might also enquire at Fresh Is Best on West Broadway. They are nice folks and might even bring this or the wrappers in if they don't have them, but they're pretty dialed on suppliers so could perhaps steer you in the right direction if not. And maybe even Los Dos Amigos on 41st, though I think it skews more Mexican than South American.
Quick update in case Google brings anyone here in future. Chicha's gets their huacatay from Killarney Market so I was on the right track...they are just out of stock right now. Apparently there are no other sources in Vancouver so they bring it in from Seattle when that happens. Thanks again for the tip!