Best shop for fresh chorizo / morcilla?
- lambretta76 Jun 6, 2008 07:00 AM
I'm planning on doing some tailgating this Sunday at the Argentina v US soccer match out at Giants Stadium and wanted to pick up some fresh chorizo for making choripan, as well as some morcilla because, well, it's awesome.
I love Despana's stuff, but it's pre cooked and probably doesn't lend itself well to the grill. Can anyone recommend any places in Brooklyn or Queens that sells this stuff?
I have gotten chorizo from Don Francisco, and it is quite good and is the Argentinean kind. I haven't bought morcilla there, but they probably have it. It's the best butcher around here and also has other Argentine products. I know my friend gets all kinds of alfajores and crackers there.
So, given the time restraints, we ended up at Don Francisco. The chorizo is very good - it's a very loose grain sausage with a lot of flavor. We didn't get around to trying the morcilla, which is sadly now in my freezer. The chimmichurri they make in house is good, although it's a bit sweet. But its a great looking butcher shop - I would have liked to have picked up some entrana or something.