I am so excited to show you Lupe Pintos! We've been shopping here for a little over three years. We just kind of stumbled upon it. I love that it looks like a hole in the wall. To look at it from the outside you'd never know that they have some of our favourite things.
If you read this blog at all then you'll know I love Mexican food. Latino food in general. My mother is Puerto Rican and my husband grew up in Venezuela. LD learned to cook from his Portuguese mother and Scotland just doesn't have what we need to make a good Hispanic meal.
Lupe Pintos is a little gold mine for us because they sell some American, Mexican, and Spanish cooking ingredients. Exactly what we had been craving! They have the most amazing salsa's and spices. They even have authentic tortillas! LD tried some really hot salsa this weekend and his face turned red. He was even sweating!
The first couple of years I lived here I hated that I couldn't get Crisco, Ranch dressing, Butterscotch chips, Stove Top Stuffing, Pumpkin, American pancake mix and syrup, etc. Lupe Pintos has them! Every couple of months I stock up on the essentials that I need/want. The owner is really nice too. If you are looking for a certain product he will do his best to get it for you and keep it in stock.
There is a store in Glasgow and also one in Edinburgh. When we learned we would be moving one of my first thoughts was, "Does Aberdeen have a Lupe Pintos?" No. They don't. I almost did a little freak out until I learned I could order online! BOOM! There it is. Customer for life. No matter how expensive it is, it won't be as expensive as having my family mail it to me. I love that I'm not going to have to search forever to find the things that I need. Lupe's has them!
They have recipes online and a plethora of ingredients from all over the world. What ever your fancy! They do authentic. "Mexican food does not come in yellow boxes at Lupes."
If you're in need of some American or Mexican goodies then check out Lupe Pinto's Deli. My favourite grocer in all of Scotland. Literally.
Glasgow: 313 Great Western Road
Edinburgh: 24 Leven Street
*this is NOT a sponsored post.