Category Archives: Small Business Superstars
Small Business Superstars- Tienda Latina
I like to think that a food blog can be so much more than ignorant reviews of restaurants, and posting delicious homemade recipes. With that in mind, today’s post will be the first in a series focusing on some of the small business superstars that I enjoy and frequent on a regular basis.
I get asked often where to find certain ingredients, and when the question comes to Mexican/ Latin ingredients, the business I recommend most is Tienda Latina.
Located in a small strip mall at 99st and Argyll rd, Tienda Latina has been my go-to shop for everything from frozen corn tortillas, hard to find dried chilis, and the delicious Jarritos soft drinks (cola is my favourite).*
The owners, Bernardo, Carlos, and Israel, are a shining example of what customer service is supposed to be. Helpful, friendly, and always ready to offer advice on the brands and products they sell. There really is nothing like having a knowledgeable, friendly, source of information to help take the confusion out of products that you’re not overly familiar with.
Tamales, masa, queso fresco, and corn husks are but a few things you will find at Tienda Latina, but what I really love is the selection of canned and jarred staples.
Canned tomatillos, prepared mole sauces, and every variation of salsa that you can think of find their way into my pantry, and I’ve been finding ways to incorporate them into everyday dishes to spice things up a bit.
The next time you’re feeling a little spicy, try Tienda Latina yourself, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself recommending it to your friends just like I do.
9844 63 avenue
*click the link above, then click the mango soda on the far right. Hilarious!