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Recao/culantro and aji dulce peppers - where to buy?

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Recao/culantro and aji dulce peppers - where to buy?

weetara | Jul 3, 2008 08:42 AM

I'm flying out tonight to visit friends in Colorado, and I've received a last minute request to bring a bunch of culantro (recao in Spanish) and some aji dulce sweet chili peppers, if I can find them.

Does anyone know of a place in midtown, Chelsea, or the village where I can find this stuff? I'm thinking maybe Manhattan Fruit Exchange at Chelsea Market, just because they seem to have everything?

Alternatively, two supermarkets near me in Union City, NJ, have pretty decent Latin American produce selections, and I'll be back there tonight before my flight. Do I have a better bet of finding them there than at a specialty produce place in the city? Just trying to gauge how common these items are, because I've never shopped for them before.

I wish I had more time to seek them out, but I'm in a crunch. Thanks so much for any guidance!

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