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Jan 23, 2008 03:37 AM

Best salumi or charcuterie in GVRD?

Do tell! I've been to La Charcuterie out here in Langley, but am wondering if their is anything else out there....

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  1. Does Salt count?

    For Salumi - Cioffi Bros, Bosa, Ugo and Joe's, and the very sketchy Tosi. For smoked meats and bacon JNZ on Commercial.

    I like Renzullo's on Nanaimo St - but the selection of salumi is small. I go becuase I live close by.

    I have not been to so.cial, but I hear very good things about the meats.

    1. One of the best I've found so far has to be Oyama's, with it's retail outlet located in the Granville Island Market. With exception of the cheeses, they make about 97% of the product they sell, (the main thing they don't is the prosciutto di parma, which has to be imported from Italy.) This is old world curing and sausage making at it's best. From the 10 types of bacons, to the 30 odd types of fresh sausages, or the various salami, rillettes, and aged cured meats, these folks are a real gem.

      If you're looking for a good place to get a taste of some of these, try going to Salt Tasting Room, in Blood Alley in Gastown ( Sure, it a questionable neighborhood, but all will be forgotten once you sit down and start snacking. For $15 you can choose 3 items from a list of 20 (10 meat & 10 cheese), next add 3 items from a selection of 10 condiments. MMM-mmm good.....

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      1. re: HungryInRichmond

        salt is very cool (and tasty) - it doesn't feel like you're in vancouver - more like new york or chicago.

        excellent english beers and guinness mustard!!

        1. re: HungryInRichmond

          Definitely agree with the Oyama recommendation. I go down there all the time to buy salami... my favorite is the finnocchiona, but that changes from time to time. The sausages are incredible too, as is the bacon. Prices are quite decent.

        2. Thanks all! I'll have my travelling shoes on this weekend!

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            1. re: jewels_vancouver

              Oyama is OK but way too expensive...many of the fresh and dried sausages I have tried have been a hit or miss....their pates are v. good. JNZ deli has more "simple" items and more reasonable prices but no salumi.