I need your help. Where can I find good (uncooked) chorizo in the Los Angeles area? By good I mean, not too greasy, and just the right amount of spices. Will travel to East LA, Huntington Park, South Gate, if I have too :)
Home made style is preferred (Beef or pork)... So please include "carnicerias", and/or high end deli's. Thanks!
Lanza Brother's market at the corner of Avenue 20 (?) and North Main Street in Lincoln Heights. Definitely N. Main not positive about the avenue. On the northeast corner. It is homemade, no grease and very good spicing. The market was sold about a year ago but the recipe was included in the sale.
If you mean the Spanish type, not Mexican, which tends to be raw and cooks up like sausage that's out of the casing, (crumbled) - you can also try Surfas, in Culver city. They carry a lot of authentic Spanish food, and I get my manchego cheese & serrano ham there.
Oh, I just read OP again, and see you do want the Mexican stuff. I would definitely try a mexican market or carneceria.
For the meaty high quality meat market chorizo go to these places and also pick up the other items mentioned for each of them.
Tito’s Market (Meat Market and Argentina style subs with jalapeno, beef empanada, Hot chicken wings)
9814 Garvy Ave. (At the rear of Tito’s plaza)
El Monte, CA 91733
El Caney Market (IMO, the best fresh marinated Asada for your backyard grill)
9869 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733-1269
Los Toros Meat Market (Bags of the Best Chips and Salsa anyplace, Meats - Chicken, Chilies)
5225 Peck Rd
El Monte, CA 91732
8210 Garvey Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
Thanks JeetJet. I'll be sure to try all your recommendations! Looking forward to try the carne asada... Thanks!
We have a few places close by that marinate good asada:
El Sereno Meat Market-
4944 Huntington Dr S, Los Angeles, CA 90032
La Tapatia Meat Market-
3319 N Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Thanks for the rec on asada. My sons and I will make the drive and do the grilling taste test. We really enjoy grilling asada from two or three different places at the same time while we get-together to sit, talk, have a beer and eat. When we are finished we vote on which asada we liked the most. Below is a post I made last year about asada. What I did not mention in that post was that we grilled asada from four places that day and El Caney took all the votes. We have done that several times and had a ball doing it each time. I look forward to trying asada from El Sereno and La Tapatia.
My post on Asada