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Mar 2, 2008 10:28 AM

Best place to buy Portuguese Chorizo?

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

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

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    1. re: jayt90

      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: thenurse


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

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

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      1. re: beabea

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

        1. re: fruglescot

          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.

          1. re: fruglescot

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

            1. re: beabea

              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.

              1. re: futronic

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

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

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          1. re: Kagemusha

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

            1. re: jayt90

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

          2. 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