Italian Sausage in North jersey
My local butcher recently went out of business and I was very dependent on him for a weekly fix of very hot Italian sausage. I've tried every place I can find but am not happy with the quality of what's out there. I live in Essex but will travel. The best I've found so far is Lentina's in Lyndhurst but their "hot" is pretty benign. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks.
Here' a good start for you to research.....
My suggestions are in no particular order are.
A & S Italian pork Store in West Paterson
Jerry's Italian Specialties in Englewood
Valente Bakery in Fairview for excellent fresh Mozzarella and Italian Breads as well
You sound like a hard person to please.......at least in the heat department. For me, great sausage comes to taste and texture with an appropriate amount of fat so the sausage is not dry, double grind meat is also a plus. May I suggest you call the store you choose and pre-order the amount you wish with special instructions to make the sausage extra hot. If you are going to make a trip to Jerry's in Englewood, a short distance away(about 1 mile) South on Grand Avenue, Palisades Park......is Bartolomeo's Italian Deli and they make their own sausage as well. Check the pictures at OTB link.
Bartolomeo Italian Delicatessen
425 Grand Ave
Palisades Park, NJ 07650