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Feb 15, 2008 07:37 PM

Where are Southern African ingredients available in EasT Bay?

I am giving a party to show my photos of our recent Botswanan and SA trip. I have some ideas for recipes thanks to Chowhounders on the Home Cooking board. Now I need to find some of the ingredients. I would like to find Peri Peri sauce, Castle beer, and SA wines. I live in Berkeley and would like to shop close to home if possible.

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  1. Cost Plus World Market carries Nando's Peri Peri sauce, at least at the SF location. I don't know how it compares to the local stuff in Botswana, but it's recruited a lot of fans to the Nando's Chicken chain.

    1. RW found this and I passed it yesterday so it appears it is still here.Perhaps you can find what you want.

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      1. re: wolfe

        Most of the African stores in the East Bay, including the one linked., don't carry liquor that I can recall. For beer it might be better to try a store like Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley. Maybe a separate post inquiring about which wine shops might carry South African wines and any specific winieries that might interest the OP.

      2. Oriental Lucky Mart has stuff from a variety of African countries.

        Spanish Table has several brands of Portugese piri piri sauce.

        K&L in San Francisco has a large selection of South African wines.

        Spanish Table
        1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

        Oriental Lucky Mart
        535 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          I know that one of the stores at the Swan's Housewives Market in Old Oakland has African products. I'm just not sure what part of Africa. Believe they have sauces, spices, and maybe vegetables.

          1. re: Allfrog68

            Jack's Meats and African Products?

            That's just a few blocks from Oriental Lucky Mart.

            Jack's Meats
            907 Washington St, Oakland, CA

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Yeah, no booze though. I wonder though if some of the liquor stores in that Old Oakland area carry African wines and beer.

        2. Vintage Berkeley and the Wine Mine carry some South African wines. You might check Cost Plus as well.

          K & L Wine Merchants
          638 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

          Vintage Berkeley
          2113 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94709

          Wine Mine
          5427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

          Cost Plus World Market
          101 Clay St, Oakland, CA

          1. Not on your list, but I get my Mrs. H.S. Ball's Chutney shipped to me through Amazon.