Passionfruit in Portland?
December 3, 2011 3:19 PM   Subscribe

I recently spent five weeks in Peru. While there, I discovered I love passionfruit. (That is, maracuyá, not grenadilla.) Now I have returned to Oregon, and I miss the stuff. Does anyone out there in Mefi land know where I can buy maracuyá (or any other variety of passionfruit) in Portland?
posted by jdroth to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Not Portland specific but many Latino and Asian groceries sell juice concentrate in glass bottles.
posted by Neekee at 3:21 PM on December 3, 2011

There is Goya brand passionfruit pulp sold in the frozen section of most latino markets or large supermarkets (along with lots of other brands). it's good for making refrescos and smoothies. Goya also sells frozen choclo if you're jonesing for more Peruvian food.
posted by genmonster at 3:27 PM on December 3, 2011

I don't know of a specific place but I would try winco, fubonn, and owajimaya ( butchered spelling). I know winco has a lot of Spanish stuff and the Asian grocery stores have an eclectic produce selection
posted by Betty_effn_White at 3:56 PM on December 3, 2011

I was going to suggest one of the Asian markets. There's a big one on 82nd and Division, and a bunch of smaller ones out on Sandy. Try one of those?
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:01 PM on December 3, 2011

Also, the Hawaiian word for passionfruit is lilikoi which might help in finding American passionfruit products. Maybe. Whole Foods in my area (Northern California) sometimes have "lilikoi syrup" or "lilikoi jelly" for sale. Could be worth a check.
posted by JuliaIglesias at 4:27 PM on December 3, 2011

There's a company down here in Napa that does passion fruit concentrate. Here's the amazon link, but note that it'll be expensive. However, it's much higher quality than any other I've used and is worth the extra money if you're really wanting a pure passion fruit taste. I grew up in Hawaii with more lillikoi than I knew what to do with, and if you can't get fresh passion fruit, Perfect Puree's products are about as good as you can gets.

Also, nthing Mexican markets - they usually have it here (again, California has lots of these markets so it's easier to find). The Goya brand is actually ok, but it's not nearly as good as Perfect Puree.
posted by guster4lovers at 7:16 PM on December 3, 2011

Chuck's Produce has them. At least they did 3 weeks ago. I'd give them a call to check.
posted by EsotericAlgorithm at 11:58 PM on December 3, 2011

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