Gelson’s is continuing the tradition of celebrating Hatch Chile Season, but due to COVID-19 restrictions this year it will offer its customers roasted mild and hot Hatch Chile peppers to go through online orders.
Some stores will offer a variation of heat levels depending on the crop. Chiles can be ordered by the case online and are available for pick-up on Saturdays – Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5.
Gelson’s has long been a local advocate for Hatch Chiles, a mildly hot and savory pepper that, when perfectly roasted, yields a unique flavor, both spicy and sweet, that enhances a range of recipes. The Gelson’s Kitchen also offers Hatch Chile Cornbread, Hatch Egg Salad, Hatch Chile/Grilled Corn/Heirloom Tomato Salad, Hatch Macaroni & Cheese, Mini Quiche Hatch Chile, Hatch BBQ Chicken Wings, Hatch Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla and, new on the menu, Hatch Shrimp and Cheese Quesadilla. Hatch Chile Chicken Sausage, Hatch Chile Bratwursts and Hatch Chile Chicken Chorizo are among the many offerings from the meat department. Customers can place online orders for their chiles for any Saturday, up to the Thursday immediately prior (while supplies last) before 4 p.m. Pick-up will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and customers can choose a pick-up window.
Founded in 1951, Gelson’s currently operates 27 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market.
Gelson’s is particularly known for hand-selected produce, the best and freshest cuts of meat and seafood and chef-prepared signature recipes. This experience is rounded out by professionally designed floral arrangements and a selection of the highest quality grocery items.