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Best place to buy Portuguese Chorizo?

fruglescot Mar 2, 2008 10:28 AM

In need of good chorizo for a Portuguese stew I'm making.
Abrigato.

  1. jayt90 Mar 2, 2008 10:36 AM

    Have you tried phoning Longo? (York Mills and Leslie). You're not exactly close to little Portugal!

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    1. re: jayt90
      fruglescot Mar 2, 2008 01:12 PM

      QUEST FOR THE HOLY SAUSAGE
      Longo's is just a hop, skip and a jump from my residence. In any event I will travel for topnotch 'grub'.
      Little. Portugal can't be any further from home than last night's trek out to Starskys* in Mississauga or last weeks journey to the Port Huron Bakery in the Rouge.

      1. re: fruglescot
        thenurse Mar 4, 2008 10:04 AM

        You mean Port Union Bakery.

        1. re: thenurse
          fruglescot Mar 4, 2008 09:04 PM

          yes,

          Yes I stand corrected It is in fact Port Union Road
          thanks "The Nurse"

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      beabea Mar 2, 2008 01:13 PM

      I have bought some at La fromagerie at 868 College st. Great cheeses and fresh olives,too!

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        fruglescot Mar 2, 2008 01:19 PM

        WELCOME NEW CHOWHOUND
        Thanks for selecting my thread for your initial response, beabea.
        May I enquire how you use your chorizo?

        1. re: fruglescot
          The Chowhound Team Mar 2, 2008 01:29 PM

          Yes, welcome beabea! If you'd like to share any tips on ways to use chorizo, we hope you'll post to the Home Cooking board, where recipes and other food preparation tips are shared. We try to keep this board focused just on sharing tips on where to find great chow locally.

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            beabea Mar 2, 2008 01:30 PM

            I just like to nibble on it as is...but also like it stewed in red wine or in a jambalaya.

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              futronic Mar 2, 2008 05:28 PM

              Have you checked out O Nosso Talho on Bloor between Ossington and Dufferin?

              There's also one on Dundas W., but the larger store on Bloor is easier to get to on the subway. Not to mention that all their pork hasn't been frozen yet, so it's a great place to get pork shoulder, pork loin, pork lard, side and baby back ribs, etc. Basically it's a great place to get all things porky.

              Oh, and you can get whole oxtail too.

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                Mila Mar 3, 2008 11:13 AM

                Second O Nosso Talho. Really good chorizo.
                And yes it's a really porky store. LOL.

        2. Kagemusha Mar 4, 2008 08:17 AM

          See if Borges sells retail. They're located across the street from Brandt Meats.

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            jayt90 Mar 4, 2008 08:59 AM

            I have seen Borges chorizo, and Portuguese bacon in a Price Chopper.

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              Kagemusha Mar 4, 2008 04:38 PM

              Borges products are ubiquitous. Just thought fruglescot might get better pricing/selection at the Borges plant.

          2. fruglescot Mar 5, 2008 04:06 AM

            CHORICO IN HAND
            I have my Portuguese Chorico (piquant) in the fridge now having gotten it from a lady coworker who told me it was homemade. I will be letting everyone know how it was and what I used it to make. thanks

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