Street Fare: Kenepas in Lower Manhattan

Kenepas


 





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Forgive my ignorance, but what are kenepas? What do they taste like? I can see that they are small and green and citrus(?)?

 

http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Spanish_lime

Here's a description.

 

Funky, I saw these walking on DeKalb Ave. on my way to Brooklyn Tech. It's the first time I've seen them. $3/lb. They didn't look so alive though.

 

Do you know where I can buy these? I'd like to get my hands on some, but have been unsuccessful in finding a supplier online and locally (Michigan).

 

I find them often in Tampa, but the growing season is very short. Found only in late June, early July at least in Puerto Rico. They are a very unusual fruit, not at all like an olive, the look is very misleading. More like a plum but smaller, a very exotic taste. Nothing like anything I've ever tasted. The skin surrong the fruit breaks open at the slighest bite. A pit is inside which you munch the fruit off of. Would make a great mixer for Rum if you could juice it.

 

Kenepas Are INCREDIBLE! I can't seem to get my hands on them though, if anybody knows where they sell them I will go there!

 

i hear you on that
i live in chicago and
i cant get my hands on them
either. if anyone knows where
i can pick some up drop me a
line. thanks

 

i have been looking for them everywhere! i ate them in panama and i cant find them anywhere in CA. they were really cheap there too. about a quarter a pound.

 

i have been looking for them everywhere! i ate them in panama and i cant find them anywhere in CA. they were really cheap there too. about a quarter a pound.

 

they are all around the 5 boroughs in newyork i buy them across the street from me in brooklyn.. Im eattin some now

 

I love this fruit. They are usual in Colombia South America where they are called "mamoncillo" singular and "mamoncillos" as plural. It really has its particular taste. Will try to get them in NYC. ... hope some of you have already had the chance to try this marvel of the fruit kingdom....

 

I love this fruit. They are usual in Colombia South America where they are called "mamoncillo" singular and "mamoncillos" as plural. It really has its particular taste. Will try to get them in NYC. ... hope some of you have already had the chance to try this marvel of the fruit kingdom....

 

My friends cousin mailed her a bunch from PR I didnt know you could mail them but i guess they got thru cause he didnt note that it was perishables in the box just sent it regular. So it was a treat for us cause we cant find them anywhere here.

 

i am from nyc and i live in tampa/stpete area if anyone knows where i can buyit please let me know i miss having them.

 

My friend is always looking for these so I have been on a mission looking for her. Please let me know where I can find them in NYC.

 

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