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Zoe's Meats (Petaluma)

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DavidT Jul 2, 2008 06:45 PM

I came across Zoe's Meats in the CalMart in SF today. Looks like the offer a wide range of charcuterie, salumi, deli meats, etc. Is anyone familiar with their products? Any recommendations?

From looking at their website, it is hard to tell who actually makes the meats and/or where they are made/cured/processed.

www.zoesmeats.com

  1. Melanie Wong Mar 3, 2009 06:48 PM

    I had the pastrami in a pressed sandwich at Green Grocer in Windsor. Here's the photo,
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/3312609804/

    The pastrami was fairly lean with one line of fat through the center. Shaved quite thin, it was tender though and not stringy or tough. Not sweet nor too salty, but I didn't detect much smoke.

    http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/20...

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    Zoe's Meats
    133 Copeland St, B Petaluma, CA

    Green Grocer
    Windsor, CA, Windsor, CA

    1. larochelle Mar 3, 2009 08:21 PM

      The cafe in my office switched to Zoe's Meats a few months back. Maybe its the assembly but the sandwiches don't seem particularly special to me. It kinda seemed like a "boy band" brand name.

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      1. re: larochelle
        Melanie Wong Mar 5, 2009 11:00 AM

        Pulling a slice of the pastrami out to taste on its own, yeah, I'd agree with you that it's not loaded with character. It definitely needs all the accompaniments --- cheese and housecured sauerkraut --- but it played very well with those.

        Green Grocer is a great place to stop for a casual lunch during barrel tasting weekend. It's west of 101 in the Russian River Valley appellation.

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        hankstramm Mar 5, 2009 11:45 AM

        I've had the mortadella (OK), coppa(good), hot coppa(pretty good) and proscuitto (better than average domestic). Unfortunately, Cal Mart doesn't carry it anymore because of poor sales.

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          oopsydaisy22 Apr 13, 2009 07:00 PM

          Calmart never stopped carrying Zoe's Meats. They continue to carry the sliced proscuitto and mortadella, and they also carry Zoe's garlic rosemary turkey, applewood ham and pastrami in the deli case.

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