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Benny Blanco Tortillas will soon open a bakery storefront in Apache Junction. A 1,920 square-foot brick-and-mortar is being remodeled at 183 W. Apache Trail, according to recent real estate intel. Owner Christopher Hudson tells What Now Phoenix that he hopes to open by the beginning of March.
The new Benny Blanco Tortillas store will have all your favorite tortillas in one place. From corn, flour, to gluten-free options, the entire Valley raves over these tortillas which are currently sold at the Gilbert Farmers Market and a few local markets in Phoenix and Mesa.
Made with ingredients from Hayden Flour Mills, Queen Creek Olive Mill, Old Town Spice Shop, and AZ Fine Swine, Benny Blanco Tortillas specializes in creating new recipes to keep things fresh and fun. From chocolate tortillas to ancho chile garlic, Hudson doesn’t shy away from getting experimental with flavors.
Still, the most popular item that will surely fly off the shelves is The OG, a simple flour tortilla made with flour, water, salt and lard, just like Hudson’s Nana used to make. The tortilla is distinctly thin, yet chewy in the style of Hermosillo, Sonora, where Hudson’s family is from.
Benny Blanco Tortillas was originally founded in 2013 by Chef Ben Ramirez, who provided deliciously fresh tortillas to many restaurants throughout the Valley and at the Gilbert Farmers Market. A fan from the very beginning, Hudson didn’t hesitate to break out his checkbook when he found out that Ramirez wanted to sell his business.
Since 2018, Hudson has worked hard to maintain the quality and consistency for which Ramirez was known, operating out of a two-car garage to make all of his products by hand. Keeping up Benny Blanco Tortillas’s reputation, Hudson also began donating tortillas to local food kitchens and to those in need.
When the time came to open his new storefront, Hudson began a GoFundMe campaign and was surprised to see how much support the community has given so far. For more information, visit bennyblancotortillas.com.