Gallery: The Corn Tortillas of Chicago: How Many Brands Are Available?

The Tortillas of Chicago
The Tortillas of Chicago

This is a sampling of the corn tortillas I was able to pick up at various Mexican grocery stores and tortilla factories around town.

Sabinas Food Products
Sabinas Food Products

Ingredients: Corn, water, lime

Wrapped In: Plastic

Address: 1509 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Purchased: At the Sabinas factory in Pilsen.

Atotonilco Tortilleria
Atotonilco Tortilleria

Ingredients: Corn, water, lime

Wrapped In: Paper

Address: 1707 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60609

Purchased: Carniceria Jimenez‎, 3850 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 773-278-6769

EL Popocatepetl
EL Popocatepetl

Ingredients: Corn, water, lime

Wrapped In: Paper

Address: 1854 W. 21st St., Chicago, IL 60608

Purchased: La Casa Del Pueblo‎, 1810 S Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60608; 312-421-4640

EL Popocatepetl
EL Popocatepetl

Ingredients: Corn, water, lime, potassium sorbate, phosphoric acid, corn clour (cellulose gum, fumaric acid, and sorbic acid added to preserve freshness).

Wrapped In: Plastic

Address: 1854 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Purchased: La Casa Del Pueblo‎, 1810 S Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60608; 312-421-4640

Tortilleria Los Comanches
Tortilleria Los Comanches

Ingredients: Corn, water, lime

Wrapped In: Paper

Address: 5224 W. 25th St., Cicero, IL 60650

Purchased: Carniceria Jimenez‎, 3850 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 773-278-6769

EL Milagro
EL Milagro

Ingredients: Corn, water, lime

Wrapped In: Paper

Address: El Milagro Tortillas, 2919 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL; 773-650-1614

Purchased: La Casa Del Pueblo‎, 1810 S Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60608; 312-421-4640

El Milagro
El Milagro "Blancas"

Ingredients: Stone ground corn, water, sodium propionate, sorbic acid, trace of lime (calcium hydroxide)

Wrapped In: Plastic

Address: El Milagro Tortillas, 2919 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL; 773-650-1614

Purchased: Carniceria Jimenez‎, 3850 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 773-278-6769

La Banderita
La Banderita

Ingredients: Corn (specially ground corn treated with lime), water, calcium propionate and carboxymethyl cellulose, monocalcium phosphate, potassium sorbate, fumaric acid.

Wrapped In: Plastic

Address: Bedford Park, IL

Purchased: Carniceria Jimenez‎, 3850 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 773-278-6769

The Corn Tortillas of Chicago: How Many Brands Are Available?
The Corn Tortillas of Chicago: How Many Brands Are Available?

Unlike many other foodstuffs, corn tortillas don't travel well, and for the most part they need to be eaten on the same day they are made or else they turn into those brittle old ones. And apparently Chicago is awesome at making tortillas.

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