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Where can you buy merguez sausage to cook at home in San Francisco?

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HungryJon May 21, 2007 09:45 AM

Any recomnendations appreciated.

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    semifredocorleone May 25, 2007 01:31 PM

    I've purchased uncooked sausages from Rosamunde on Haight Street in the past.

    1. cafecreme May 24, 2007 06:17 PM

      Was at Faletti's today and noticed they have lamb merguez (is that redundant?)at their butcher counter. I believe they make all their sausage in-house, and by the way, they have a dozen or so different kinds, from chicken maple b'fast to garlic and cilantro flavored varieties. Anyway, I remembered someone was looking, so hope this helps. We've been happy with the meat from there. It's at Broderick Place, Broderick between Fell and Oak.

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        poulet_roti May 24, 2007 08:05 PM

        I am a big fan of Faletti Foods and their sausage counter, and the merguez sausage is excellent. Much as I believe that Golden Gate Meats is overrated, their merguez sausage does seem like some of the best available.

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          Gary Soup May 25, 2007 08:10 PM

          Are you saying that Golden Gate Meats makes the merguez that Faletti sells? Does GG sell merguez at the Ferry Building?

          I wouldn't say GG Meats is overrated. Au contraire, it's the place that the worshipers at the Church of the Ferry Building Marketplace love to diss the most, (along with Miette and Mijita).

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            rworange May 26, 2007 02:37 PM

            What do you like at GG Meats, Miette and Mijita, Gary? It would help posters to zone in on the good stuff and maybe result in more positive posts about those places in the future.

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        katnat May 22, 2007 09:51 PM

        There is a halal butcher shop on san pablo and university in berkeley (the one closer to university) that has a butcher shop in the back. they make their own merguez lamb sausage, thin, cigar shaped and they're really good (and cheap).

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          Scrapironchef May 25, 2007 09:50 AM

          Tried some from there last night, the weird "kool-aid" red color is a little off-putting and I detected no heat from harissa at all. Okay, but not worth a special trip to get.

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          zin1953 May 22, 2007 01:26 PM

          The Fatted Calf

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            Gary Soup May 24, 2007 07:56 PM

            I skulked into the FPFM last Saturday for my Fatted Calf merguez fix. I don't know if they sold me some from an odd batch, but they were larger than I had been accustomed to getting from them, about 8 per pound instead of the 10 per pound or so. I liked the smaller size because they were similar to the ones in Montreal they make sandwiches from at the shops around Jean-Talon Market, which I have been trying to duplicate (hold the olives!).

          2. Scrapironchef May 22, 2007 12:24 PM

            Get on the mailing list for Le Village (http://www.levillage.com/Page.bok?tem...), they have a pretty good version in stock. Lots of other tasty stuff too.

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              Robert Lauriston May 22, 2007 01:23 PM

              I have not been very impressed with Fabrique Delice (Le Village) sausages.

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                Scrapironchef May 22, 2007 04:56 PM

                The only one I buy is the merguez, as I said, a pretty good version, I can't speak to the others. I'd love it if I could find a better version, but these do in a pinch.

                I tried the ones from the halal deli downtown, those were too bland for me, not worth a trip.

            2. Robert Lauriston May 21, 2007 09:50 AM

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44209

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