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Merguez in Brooklyn

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Jeffy Aug 19, 2006 03:39 AM

The merguez sausage at Bar Tabac on Smith St. is great (especially in their Eggs Tabac), but it's a bit expensive for what's really street food. A recent post on Gothamist (http://www.gothamist.com/archives/200...) mentions a place in Queens to go for merguez, but does anyone know of any Brooklyn spots for authentic, cheap merguez?

  1. lambretta76 Aug 21, 2006 05:05 PM

    Anyone know where Bar Tabac sources theirs from? I love their Bastille Day sandwich of merguez and frites on a demi-baguette - so tasty, especially when drenched in mayo and mustard.

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      Paul Lukas Aug 21, 2006 04:29 PM

      You can buy your own excellent merguez at Fertile Crescent, the Halal butcher on Atlantic between 3rd and 4th Aves. Spicy, meaty, inexpensive -- highly recommended.

      -- Paul

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        mike353 Aug 21, 2006 04:19 PM

        Belleville has a merguez sandwich that is very nice.

        1. bobjbkln Aug 21, 2006 02:28 AM

          If you want to try it at home, D'Artagnan sells a Merguez sausage in a six link (10 oz) package. I know they have it at the Key Food on 5th Ave, but would guess that they also have it at some other Key Foods and at Fairway.

          1. nychilanga Aug 21, 2006 02:01 AM

            maison de couscous or any number of restaurants in the vicinity. the last time I was there we had a tagine, but every one else was getting these really fragrant merguez sandwiches. I believe they open around 6pm & stay open late.

            1. bigmackdaddy Aug 19, 2006 09:34 PM

              I believe the Olive Vine chains in the Slope serve them in sandwiches,platters and on pizzas.

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                JonL Aug 19, 2006 05:22 PM

                I know neither 'authentic' nor your defintion of 'cheap' but my heart belongs to the merguez of Bedouin Tent--Atlantic at Bond. A plate of a couple of major-sized logs of sausage with a bit of hummus or baba and salad and an oven fresh pita (order a second pita) is $9. It's my stand-by. No idea where they get theirs from.

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