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Ham for Thanksgiving. Where do I buy in SF?

sf_roma Nov 20, 2007 05:37 AM

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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    sf_roma RE: sf_roma Nov 20, 2007 10:25 AM


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      OldTimer RE: sf_roma Nov 20, 2007 12:06 PM

      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. baron45 RE: sf_roma Nov 20, 2007 12:25 PM

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

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          theSauce RE: sf_roma Nov 20, 2007 03:07 PM

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

          1. wineguy7 RE: sf_roma Nov 21, 2007 03:26 PM

            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

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