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Nov 7, 2007 09:21 PM

ISO chorizo! (for this week) - Anaheim/Irvine area

Hi folks,
Going to UCLA game this Saturday (I heard gates open at 3AM!) and I'm on breakfast duty. Chorizo and eggs for many. Any suggestions where to get good chorizo anywhere either near Anaheim or Irvine area?!

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  1. Try the Gigante Supermarket in Anaheim. They make their own, and it's quite good. Conveniently close to the 5 Freeway, off the Euclid exit.

    Irvine? I live in Irvine, and an authentic carniceria is hard to come by in this town. How about some Chinese lap chueng sausage and eggs instead?

    Gigante USA
    650 N Euclid St, Anaheim, CA

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    1. re: Professor Salt

      If you're not into Gigante and that heinous parking lot, there are several branches of Northgate Gonzales market... one on East a block or two south of the 91 in Anaheim, one on Euclid in Anaheim, one on Harbor between Lincoln and La Palma in Anaheim, or there's Jax Market on East between Lincoln and La Palma in Anaheim, or there's Fiesta Mexicana on Anaheim Boulevard just south of Ball Road, or...

    2. Try Stater Bros they make some good Chorizo not Greasy at all

      1. Actually, Farmer John's *premium* chorizo is pretty good - no lymph nodes or salivary glands.

        You also have time to get some ground pork and make it yourself :-). http://www.mexican-barbecue-recipes.c...

        Northgate Market
        722 N Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA

        Stater Bros Markets
        610 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA

        Jax Markets
        401 N East St, Anaheim, CA

        Fiesta Mexicana Market
        1221 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA

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        1. re: DiveFan

          Speaking of lymph nodes and salivary glands I have recently become hooked on TJs Chicken Chorizo, which contains neither. It's really really good, surprisingly. Indistinguishable from the regular kind!

        2. Thanks all. After some research with folks at work, I'm going to try one of the many Northgate markets. Now, if I can only find some really good Andouille sausage for some jambalaya, etc - I'm in business!

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          1. re: torotoro

            Northgate Update: Chorizo was really good, browned up nice and not too greasy. Tried the Ranchera Carne Asada - can't say I was a huge fan though.