Eastsiders alert: Now that Tortilleria Santa Fe in Echo Park has closed, where to get fresh tortillas? The best place I’ve found is Super A Foods (one of a chain of some 13 locations) on York Boulevard in Highland Park (between 52nd and 53rd).The tortillería department makes tortillas fresh all day from about 8 in the morning until at least 1:30 p.m. Most days — and on the weekends until as late as 3 p.m. That means if you stop in for a stack of corn or flour tortillas, they’re freshly made, and probably still warm.
Depending on the day’s demands, the resident baker will sometimes make flour tortillas flavored with spinach and or jalapeño which give them a beautiful green color. Occasionally, you’ll find ones made with chipotle, too. Plain or flavored, they’re perfect for quesadillas filled with cheese and greens, avocado and, of course, a roasted tomatillo salsa.
Super A, 5250 York Ave. (between 52nd and 53rd Avenues), Highland Park; (323) 551-6884; Open daily 7 a.m. To 11 p.m. Other locations with in-house bakeries include the stores in Temple City, Montebello, Los Angeles, Paramount, South Gate and Fillmore.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Photos: tortillas at Super A Foods. Credit: S. Irene Virbila/Los Angeles Times.