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Roeland Park’s Price Chopper

Written By: Mary Bloch - Sep• 26•10

It would be hard to find a more comprehensive selection of Mexican and Latino food items in Kansas City than at the Price Chopper in Roeland Park.

In my hunt for achiote paste to marinate shrimp before I grilled it, I explored aisle after aisle and enjoyed browsing the shelves. I felt like a kid in a candy store. In addition to finding a myriad of chile peppers, salsas, spices and  fresh produce items not available at my neighborhood store, I found fresh flour and corn tortillas made daily on site–the perfect wrap for those grilled shrimp!

And this store doesn’t just specialize in Mexican goodies, the Asian section is also a treat. They had several hard-to-find Thai sauces and Chinese seasonings as well.

The next time you don’t think you can make a recipe for lack of a particular ingredient, or your favorite grocer shakes his head at your request, head to Roeland Park. Whatever you wind up creating in the kitchen will be enhanced by such effort, and you may discover you have a new favorite dish to show off to friends and family!

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  1. Dan says:

    Great post – I’ve actually never gone there. When I’m looking for Mexican ingredients, I usually shop at one of the small places that grace our city’s West side, but you’ve convinced me to spend some time (and money) checking out the offerings in Roeland Park.

  2. Michelle says:

    This is my go-to for Mexican ingredients and really, the best produce in JoCo, when I can’t make it to a farmer’s market.

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