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What are some good souveniers to bring home from San Antonio? I am from Connecticut and will be in SA this weekend for a business trip. I am especially interested in "food" type souveniers.


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1. Re: Souveniers?

Hot sauce would be a logical choice.

If you find a local HEB grocery store, that would be the easiest and cheapest. They carry some of the hot sauce from local restaurants....La Fogata, Jacala.

DL Jardines is probably the easiest to find in

souvenir shops.

Lammes Candies=chocolate covered pecans, pralines etc.

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I agree with the other response, especially the hot sauce. Also keep your eyes peeled for traditional Mexican candies.

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I keep meaning to do this, but forget to ask whenever I'm there. One of my friends tells me you can buy Rosario's salsa from them and it is WONDERFUL. Scari, it's a terrific place to eat as well if you have an evening (or lunch) free to eat where you choose, and if you get a bottle of their salsa, it'd save a trip to the grocery store. The closest one to downtown that my DH found when he was living in the hotel prior to our move, was Central Market, which is a real treat. HEB otherwise...well, never mind... :>

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4. Re: Souveniers?

I agree with hot sauce, pecan pies, pralines, Texas peanut brittle in the shape of Texas. You could go to the Rivercenter mall and check out things there.

They have a lot of souvenirs that are food items.

The best would be tamales or tacos but that would be a little hard to take back unless you got something to take them in.

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5. Re: Souveniers?

If you go to HEB (and Central Market HEB in particular) you can find many local/regional foods. Texas shaped foods - cheese, chips, crackers are always a big hit with my out of state friends.

Sweet bread from Mi Tierra

Tamales from Delicious Tamales

If you're interested in a road trip - barbecue from Smitty's in Lockhart

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If you like to cook,a cookbook with local SW recipes would be nice...I grew up in NY and never had good Mexican or Tex-Mex foods until I moved here...I do not care for them,but you may like some mexican candies and pralines..If you like spicy try some jalapeno based marmalades...And of course salsas...

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7. Re: Souveniers?

There are several good Mexican bakeries downtown Non food souvenirs might include Mexican items(toys,blankets,blouses,ceramics) or anything western such as cowboy hats. There are also cute Davy Crockett hats everywhere.

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