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Klobasa (Slovak) sausage in LA area?

Steve Timko Oct 24, 2003 09:32 AM

Okay, since no one could help me find a Surti or Gujarti style Indian restaurant, now I'm asking for help finding Klobasa sausage. This is the Slovak version of kielbasa or Polish sausage. Any ideas where I can find some in the Los Angeles area?

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    FrankZ Nov 5, 2010 05:20 PM

    I'm not sure how Slovakian sausage compares to Hungarian sausage, but my Hungarian friends tell me that International Meat in Garden Grove carries the best Kolbasz and Hungarian salamis.


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      ebethsdad Nov 4, 2010 03:52 PM

      You might also try The European Sausage Factory in a dingy industrial park on the south side of Saticoy just west of Coldwater. They have many eastern European sausages as well as smoked meats, fish, and desserts. Its somewhat startling to walk through the door and be blasted by so many delicious odors. Not sure if they have what you want, but I'm sure you'll find something you like.

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        Jerome Nov 5, 2010 05:02 PM

        there's an hungarian butcher in valyermo with several kinds of kolbasz. it may be just close enough for you. maybe not.
        8809 Pearblossom Highway
        Littlerock, CA 93543-3116
        (661) 944-3351

        also, otto's on clark near buena vista has a nice but small selection of hungarian meats. again - forall i know they're hungarians from slovakia. or not.
        2320 West Clark Avenue
        Burbank, CA 91506
        (818) 845-0433
        give the places a call.

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        film_score Nov 4, 2010 10:54 AM

        Maybe you could have someone make you some actually. Like maybe the Sausage Kitchen:

        European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen
        9109 W Olympic Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
        (310) 276-1331

        They make the fresh sausages every day. Call 'em up, and maybe if they already make kielbasa, they can just add some spice (or maybe you find 'em a recipe and they could do it). Who knows!?!

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          sammycakes Nov 4, 2010 10:44 AM

          Huntington Meats at the Farmers Market has a decent sausage selection. Don't know if they have Klobasa, though.

          Huntington Meats
          6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

          1. SteveTimko Oct 19, 2010 01:57 PM

            I'm bumping this to look for new recommendations.

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              KWillemski Nov 4, 2010 09:00 AM

              Funny you should ask. I was sitting here looking at a menu I picked up at the Upland German Deli (983 W Foothill Blvd, Upland) yesteday and saw Klobasa listed as one of their meat selections. I thought it was kielbasa misspelled. Haven't tried their food yet, but stopped by yesterday to check the place out and they have a great assortment of sausages and lots of other German specialties. You can either order straight-up deli or they have a menu and a few tables and will prepare a meal for you to eat there. Will post back after I give them a try.

              German Deli
              325 Borchard Dr, Ventura, CA 93003

              1. re: KWillemski
                SteveTimko Nov 4, 2010 09:44 AM

                Klobasa is quite spicy. Spicier than Kielbasa. The German food I've tried was not spicy at all. But I guess if they're trying to fill a void. . . .
                I'd love to hear your report.

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                  Servorg Nov 4, 2010 10:11 AM

                  Since you bumped your 7 year old thread does that mean that you checked out the locations suggested back then and couldn't find the klobasa at any of them (since you didn't report back at that time about finding any)?

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                    SteveTimko Nov 4, 2010 10:21 AM

                    I never got out to Torrance but I checked the others and no Slovak sausage there.

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                      happybaker Nov 4, 2010 10:35 AM

                      Have you tried Schreiner's Fine Sausages in Montrose? Didn't see that listed and they have good stuff.

                      Schreiner's Fine Sausages
                      3417 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208

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              hana Oct 25, 2003 03:54 PM

              Klobasa is a generic term for sausage either in czech or slovak....I grew up in the Czech Republic. . .follow petradish suggestions and have a taste test to see which "klobasa" you prefer.
              They come either smoked or au natural.

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                petradish Oct 24, 2003 11:42 AM

                try these:

                jon's supermarket
                5311 santa monica blvd.
                hollywood(and other locations)

                alpine village(deli/market)
                833 w. torrance blvd.

                polish sausage factory/j&t european deli
                1128 wilshire
                santa monica

                european deluxe sausage kitchen
                9109 olympic blvd.
                bev hills

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