Is there anywhere to get tamales around here?!
I'm not Hispanic, but from CA and the holidays is when the schools would sell tamales as fundraising. You'd pre-order pans of them from the students and a local restaurant would make them all to deliver at the school on the last day before break for the kids to deliver. My mom would often include them in the holiday meal buffet because... they are delicious!
Spending Christmas alone this year, and suddenly have a hankering for tamales, knowing every place will be closed on Thursday when I want them. Does any place just sell them uncooked for suckers like me to make at home? Before you ask, I'm near Eastern Market and now of zero hispanic food stores nearby.