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Nov 20, 2007 05:37 AM

Ham for Thanksgiving. Where do I buy in SF?

I used to buy Cook's whole hams at Cala Foods, but they're no longer around (mostly). I'm looking for a place to get a good ham. Any advice on what to get or where? Most hams are undelicious: overly salty or sweet.
Thank you.

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    1. I'm sure other markets carry Cook's ham...I used to get them from Cala and smoke them on my gas BBQ. I have never liked spiral hams (usually taste like cardboard), but last Xmas my daughter's boss gave her a Costco spiral ham, and it was excellent. If you really want good ham, check out Smithfield Collection in Virginia. Real, real ham.

      1. My relatives go every year to the Honeybaked Ham store on Geary & Divisadero:

        1. Last year we bought a ham from Costco and it was actually really good. Comparable, if not better than Honeybaked.

          1. I have been getting my ham at Guerra's for a few years now. The hams are from Iowa and have a deep and rich flavor.

            Guerra Quality Meats
            490 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116