7 Local Ingredients to Spice Up Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays that conjers up cravings for delicious ingredients that just don’t grow in New York’s climate (at least for now). Don’t be fooled, though — there’s plenty to be found nearby.

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Cinco de Mayo is one of those holidays that conjers up cravings for delicious ingredients that just don’t grow in New York’s climate (at least for now). Avocados and a mix of citrus might be essential guacamole components, but they’re not the be-all and end-all for a fiesta. Some of the best bites on your menu can be easily sourced from New York makers, so why not keep this year’s celebration local? Here are some of our favorite recommendations:

Take inspiration from this “breakfast sandwich of champions” by combining this pastured Mexican chorizo with eggs, toasted bread and a little intuition:

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Salsa humo from Brooklyn’s La Fundidora is an all-purpose garnish:

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Why only use yellow corn tortillas when you can also get these fancy little blue ones from Hot Bread Kitchen?

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Fill your tacos will these some of these sustainably sourced fish from Mermaid’s Garden:

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Good luck getting through your fiesta without black beans. Instead of getting yours from a can, try these from Pine Island’s Rogowski Farm:

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Sour cream
from the Hudson Valley dairies is as good as you’ll get. Take what’s left over after your main courses and consider making a Cinco de Mayo-inspired cheesecake topped with…

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… this spicy chili caramel from Brooklyn based Spoonable:

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