Put your nose in the air and sniff! Authentic Hatch Chiles from New Mexico are in season right this minute, and are here in Southern California.
If you’re a Hatch head, you already have it marked on your calendar. If you’re not yet a Hatch head, take note of the following dates (Aug. 10-Sept. 14) , times and cities where you can buy a big box of Hatch and have the chiles roasted for you on site. Roasting is free with a case order.
The chiles are here now, but will be gone in September, so get ‘em while the gettin’s good. Of course you can buy them and roast them yourself (it’s not difficult with my directions on how to roast Hatch ), but really, the fun is in hanging around the parking lot while the huge bingo cage-like roaster spins over an open flame, chatting up others in your tribe, swapping recipes and tips.
Let the roasting begin!
Westchester: 8448 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, CA 90045
South Pasadena: 606 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Santa Monica: 3105 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
*Includes live broadcast with Chef Jet Tila from 10 a.m. – noon
Newport Beach: 810 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660
La Jolla: 8510 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA 92122
Pico Rivera: (Not Bristol Farms) Roasting will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zapien’s Salsa Grill Restaurant, 6704 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera
Go here for more information about the Bristol Farms’ Hatch chile roastings  and go here for more info on Hatch chiles from Melissa’s Produce .
In partnership with Melissa’s Produce, Sprouts will feature Hatch roastings on the following dates from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chula Vista: 690 3rd Ave., Chula Vista, CA
Chula Vista: 878 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA
In partnership with Melissa’s Produce, Gelson’s will feature Hatch roastings on the following Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Case size is 23 pounds. Locations:
Dana Point: (from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 24 MonarchBayPlaza, DanaPoint, CA 92629
Westlake Village: 2734 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Newport Beach: 1660 San Miguel Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Sherman Oaks: 4520 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Silver Lake: 2725 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Calabasas: 22277 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, CA 91302
In partnership with Frieda’s, Ralphs will feature Hatch roastings on the following Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or while supplies last). There will be three heat levels — medium, hot and extra hot! Cost is $16.99 for 10 pounds and $24.99 for 25 pounds. Locations:
- Costa Mesa: 380 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- La Canada: 521 W. Foothill Blvd., LaCanada, CA 91011
- Sherman Oaks: 14440 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401
- Baldwin Hills: 5080 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016
- West L.A.: 11727 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
- Huntington Beach: 5241 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92649
- Pasadena: 3601 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
- Tustin: 13321 Jamboree Road, Tustin, CA 92782
- Villa Park: 17801 Santiago Blvd., Villa Park, CA 92861
- Studio City: 12842 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
- Los Angeles: 260 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
- Huntington Beach: 19081 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648