Sources for Cuban Cooking Ingredients

Many ingredients used in Cuban recipes may be found in your local super- or Latino food market. The following sources offer retail, wholesale, online, or mail-order sales; contact each company for more information.
7501 NE 3rd Place
Miami, FL 33138
Phone: (800) 627-2544
Fax: (516) 627-0803

Online grocery store carrying Cuban-style foods and seasonings including black beans, picadillo, chorizo, bacalao, sofrito, mojo, yuca, and more, from popular brands such as El Ebro, Malta Hatuey, Pilon, Materva, El Criollo, and Chef Cesar.

Brooks Tropicals
P.O. Box 900160
Homestead, FL 33090
Phone: (305) 247-3544 or (800) 327-4833
Fax: (305) 246-5827

Harvests and/or imports more than thirty tropical fruits and vegetables, including boniato, calabaza, carambola (star fruit), chayote, coconut, ginger, kumquat, lime, lychee, malanga, mamey sapote, mango, ñame, papaya, plantain, sugarcane, water coconut, and yuca.

The Caribbean Market
7505 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 439-5288
Fax: (301) 439-5283

West Indian grocery with freshly made Caribbean dishes and baked goods for take-out. Grocery items include fresh fruits and vegetables such as breadfruit, callaloo, dasheen (eddo), plantains, and yams; herbs, spices, and sauces; and fresh meat and fish.

Compare Supermarket
1870 Providence Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725
Phone: (386) 789-3289
Hispanic market carrying plantains, banana leaves, rice dishes, Cuban bread, and more. Several Florida locations.
La Criolla Grocery
4940 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: (407) 275-5580
Grocery carrying Cuban and Caribbean products, including beans, rice, sandwiches, meats, and beverages.
Cuban Food Market
(See Sentir Cubano)
Dean and Deluca
560 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 226-6800
A general gourmet food market, Dean and Deluca does carry fresh seafood and Spanish herbs and spices. Multiple locations nationwide; check website for store locations.
La Española Meats, Inc.
25020 Doble Avenue
Harbor City, CA 90710
Phone: (310) 539-0455
Fax: (310) 539-5989
Importer, wholesaler, and distributor with a retail deli and online ordering. Spanish-style chorizos, sausages, hams, salt cod, cheeses, olive oil, rice, and sweets.
Frieda’s Inc.

Exotic and specialty produce including boniatos, bananas and plantains, citrus, guava, mangoes, chiles, yuca, calabaza, and more. Their branded products are available through local supermarket and specialty markets; check website for store locations.

Goya Foods

Caribbean items include bacalao, guava paste, sofrito, bean and rice mixes, coconut milk, and papaya and guava products. The brand is carried in local grocery stores and supermarket chains throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and in international markets. Check website for contact information for regional distributors. Online shopping through the website is planned.

123 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-3451
Yuca flour.
Kingston-Miami Trading Co.
280 NE 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (305) 372-9547 or (800) 915-5678
Fax: (305) 381-6527
Sauces, seasonings, beverages, syrups, coconut milk, jams and jellies, and canned fruits and vegetables.
La Marqueta/Moore Street Market
108 Moore Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: (718) 384-1371
Merchants sell a wide range of ingredients for traditional Latin cooking, including fresh tropical fruit and vegetables; meat, poultry, and seafood; and deli items and prepared foods.
Melissa’s/World Variety Produce, Inc.
P.O. Box 21127
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: (800) 588-0151
Melissa’s organic and exotic fruits, vegetables, and spices are available online through the website or in more than 150 supermarket chains, gourmet food shops, and specialty stores throughout the United States. Latin offerings include mangoes, mamey sapote, banana leaves, plantains, chiles, limes, and a “Cuban Roots Sampler” with about two pounds each of malanga, ñame, and boniato.
Penzeys Spices
Brookfield, WI
Phone: (800) 741-7787
Fax: (262) 785-7678
Online source for spices, seasonings, and herbs, including adobo, arrow-root, epazote, ginger, and Jamaican and Caribbean seasoning mixes.
The Raymond-Hadley Corp.
89 Tompkins Street
Spencer, NY 14883
Phone: (607) 589-4415 or (800) 252-5220
Fax: (607) 589-6442
More than two hundred products from West Africa, Central America, Peru, and the Caribbean, including spices and seeds, cornmeal, plantain and other exotic flours, beans, and canned and bulk products.
Red Apple Farmers Market
7645 New Hampshire Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 434-1810
West Indian market with callaloo, breadfruit, yams, calabaza, and herbs, along with fresh, pickled, and dried meats and codfish.
Sentir Cubano
3100 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 644-8870 or (877) 999-9945

Owners Miguel and Maria Vazquez operate a retail store, Sentir Cubano, and an online shopping site,, with more than two thousand fresh and packaged Cuban grocery products, including fish and meats, boniatos, chorizos and tasajo, guava paste and shells, Cuban coffees and beverages, crackers, rice mixes, condiments such as bijol, and frozen foods including frozen fresh tropical fruit pulps (mamey sapote, guanábana, and so on) for use in drinks, ice creams, and sorbets.

Toronto Caribbean Corner
171 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L9 Canada
Phone: (416) 593-0008

This deli carries salt cod, yams, plantains, Scotch bonnet peppers, whole fresh guanábana, dasheen, and callaloo.

La Unica Food Mart
1515 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 274-7788

Cuban grocery store that also prepares food for dine-in or take-out. Menu items include fried yellow plantains, yuca con mojo, and Cuban coffee.

Your DeKalb Farmer’s Market
3000 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 377-6400
Huge farmers market and gourmet grocery store with an international flavor. Produce, meats and seafood, spices, baked goods, and beverages are among the offerings.