Where to buy conservas in LA?

Recently visited Epicurus Imports and fell in love with conservas.
Any word on places with good selections?
The closer to Pasadena the better, but will travel.
Saw La Espanola in Harbor City carries some.

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Psychic Wines and Tilda have both upped their conserva games.


Cimarusti’s retail store used to carry Rolando Pena when it was around.

If you don’t have any luck locally here’s a good online resource based in SLC Conservas from Caputo’s (Tinned Fish and Seafood) - Caputo's Market & Deli.

btw they’ve got a great chocolate selection too.


Heroic Italian in Santa Monica carries a selection of about 20 Galician conserves, mostly from Matiz or Pena. About $12 a tin. https://heroicitalian.com

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I am not an expert but: otoño sells the canned conservas they used to have on the dinner menu.

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Thanks for all the tips!

Would you conserva fans hit a pop up at a wine bar w/ a variety of conservas with really good bread? their might be one launching and I am curious about how it will do for us.


only if there is sherry too

I’d love that (if it’s outdoors)–bring on the txakoli!


Thank’s so much for the Caputo’s rec! They have a huge variety of conservas from a number of companies, and they ship those for free! Reasonable shipping (free for orders over $50 if you don’t mind waiting up to 5 business days). I just placed an order and will keep them in my COVID shopping rotation.

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I’d they can be Conservi or conserves (meaning not Spanish) then you can go to the Russian / Armenian stores. Olive isn’t too far from you

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That’s all I need, personally. :slight_smile:

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Quick report back on conserva hunting.

Epicurus and PantryLA are the two best spots so far with good selection and prices.
Haven’t tasted all of my haul yet, but my favorite so far is La Brujula mussels en escabeche. Only found at Epicurus locally.
Tried to hit cookbookla, but only two people in the shop and a line outside. With a wife and kid waiting in the car I picked up some coffee and Civic and took off. Will explore when I get another chance.
Also on the hitlist, Psychic Wines, Tilda, Heroic Italian.

Surfas has some selection, but more expensive.

@Sgee Ordered some Espinaler conservas from Amazon and found that they’re shipped by Caputo’s! Will just order straight from the source. Their blog has some great info on conserva culture as well!

@thecounterpart Welcome to FTC! Would love to support a pop up based around conservas. How about some vermouths as well? Really been enjoying them on ice with olives and orange twist.


Thx for feedback and warm welcome y’all.

The pop up will be outside, for sure and likely on the East side. I’ll keep you all in the loo.

I’ve found all the wine shops to jack up their prices like no other, BTW!


That’s a shitty thing to say


CiaoBob wastes no time.


@thecounterpart doesn’t give a crap.


Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chowhound anymore.