So Orange County - Butcher and Latin Market Search
I am looking for a good butcher and latin market to buy a pork shoulder for pernil and ingredients (like pigeon peas) for latin dinner -- Any recommendations in South Orange County? Thanks!
I'm at a loss for South County recommendations, but let me know if you want some central/north Orange County recs.
I think San Clemente and SJC would be the placed to look, though, old-style amenities are usually found in the older communities, and both have a significant Hispanic population.
I'd be grateful for any recommendations for quality butcher shops in North or Central Orange County. I'm in Fullerton, and I've just started my search. I'm really looking for a place that sells naturally farm raised meat (chicken, pork, and beef). If it's organic, too, that's great, but not essential. Any ideas?
You should probably give up on finding a great South County Mexican/Spanish market. The demographics just don't support it.
Outside of Santa Ana, I would suggest El Metate in Costa Mesa on 19th Street. Gigante just opened a huge store in Orange on Chapman and Hewes.
There is also a terrific meat market in Orange on Tustin and Collins, but I forgot the name. I get Carne Asada there all of the time.
All of these places I mentioned are also very clean and sanitary compared to others I have been.
Ohhh - I was afraid of that... Thank you for your reply - I am going to look into your suggestions tho!