La Guera Tamalera translates to the White Girl Tamale Maker, and though Deborah Stern didn't grow up making tamales, once she fell in love with the portable packages she studied hard with a family in Veracruz, Mexico as well as with Sandi Romero at Mama's Hot Tamales to learn the secrets of Veracruz-style tamales. I haven't had time yet to sample La Guera tamales, but since it's that time of year, I thought it best to post now and taste later in case people are wondering where to order tamales.
La Guera tamales are artisan organic tamales, and in addition to traditional flavors like locally-raised pork in red sauce and free-range chicken in green sauce, there's vegetarian jalapeno and cheese and vegan spinach and mushroom. Sweet tamales include squash, ginger peach and fig/banana. OMG, I want a fig banana tamale for my breakfast right this minute. La Guera is at the Unique L.A. sale Downtown today (Dec. 14) at 110 E. 9th St.
Otherwise, until Locali opens in January, La Guera will deliver a dozen or more tamales to most locations in the L.A. area whenever you need them. Delivery is free in the Hollywood/Silver Lake/Downtown area, even on Christmas eve and Christmas Day.
Until I get to taste them myself, here's a nice writeup from GourmetPigs.