Pimientos del Padron in London… and beyond?

Whenever we make a Cuisine from Spain podcast I’m curious about whether the ingredients we use can be found elsewhere. One of our listeners, Jacqui Aitken, has come to the rescue of anyone living in London… (which has given me an idea…)

“During the podcast you asked whether people could get a hold of fresh pimientos del padron where they were in the world. I am sure you probably have had lots of replies but in London I have been able to buy them at a couple of stalls in Borough Market including Brindisa, and at J Garcia on Portobello Road. They do come sealed in plastic bags and are not cheap, but nice for a treat in between visits to Spain. I also have them often at La Rueda on Clapham High Street, the people who run it are from A Coruna so I guess it is their signature dish.”