Anyone know where I can find this in Philadelphia? No success searching the Italian Market. I know there is a large Brasilian community in the Northeast, but have not had time to do a search. Any tips would be appreciated.
DiBruno's on Chestnut St. has a few options for Spanish chorizo - fancy stuff at the charcuterie counter (dry) as well as some good fresh chorizo at the meat counter (and even vacuum sealed in the refrigerated case). I've never seen the portuguese stuff in center city...maybe a trip to the NE is in store
I assume you know that Spanish Chorizo is not the same as Portuguese Chorico. I have searched high and low for Linguica around here to no avail. Now I either make my own or get family in NE to send some. I do think there a cple of places in New Bedford or Fall River that will mail order the stuff to you
Linguica is basicly a milder version of chourico, which is a spicy/hot pork sausage.
I am originally from PA, now living in NC. We don't have much of a Portuguese population here but for some reason I can find linguica in most grocery stores. Here, it's found in an unusual spot though. It's kept near the pre-packaged sliced luncheon meats, bacon, hotdogs, etc. It's not near the other fresh sausages. It's Gaspar's brand. You can order online at http://www.gasparssausage.com/interne....
Found packaged linguica and chourico at the Brasilian Store next to Picanha Grill in NE Phil. Clean, well organized shop w/ lots of fairly priced Brasilian/Portuguese ingredients including bacalhau and a butcher counter in the back. Will buy some sausage on my next trip out there and report back.
To be continued...
oddly enough I've encountered some at the Food Basics on frankford ave. (no really.) They have an interesting selection of spanish/mexican/hispanic items...queso fresco..full range of goya brands...etc. sorry, dont recall the brand.....
also 6500 block of Castor near the Picanha grill.... sorry, here also I dont recal the names of the stores but there is a brazilian market just next door to Picanha;s as I recall...
Interestingly, I stopped at a grocery store in NJ yesterday that caters to the Brazilian and Portuguese market. It's Seabra's in Riverside, NJ, a grocery store chain out of Newark. I happened to be in that area, and needed 2 items, so decided to stop in. It's a small store with a wide variety of cheeses, meats and lots of sausage including dried and fresh chorizo. Most in the store were speaking Portuguese, as Riverside has a large Brazilian population. They also have a fresh bakery dept. I didn't spend lots of time looking at everything, but this would be a place worth checking out if you want Brazilian or Portuguese items. I'll post the address below; I'm guessing it's 20 minutes from downtown CC.
A & J Seabra SupermarketA & J Seabra Supermarket
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1101 S Fairview St
Delran, NJ 08075
Thanks for the rec mschow! I stopped by Seabra's today and was pleasantly surprised by the offerings, authenticity, and prices. Here is my shopping list in case anyone is interested. It is totally worth the drive across the river if one is hankering for authentic Brazilian/Portuguese goods. Also, of note, stopped by a discount liquor store at the corner of US 130 and Hartford Rd on the way to Seabra's and found Vinho Verde Tinto for $5.99! Vinho verde blanco is a great, affordable effervescent wine and have heard that the vinho verde tinto (red) rarely is not usually exported out of Portugal. Perhaps this is changing, but I am excited to try it nevertheless.
Packaged Portuguese Chourico (2 types)
Packaged Spanish Chorizo.
Deli Portuguese Chourico
Cashew (Caju) Fruit Juice
Passionfruit (Maracuja) Juice
Brazilian chocolate bars
Imported canned Portuguese octopus, cod, sardines, tuna
Portuguese Olive oil
Piri Piri sauce
Frozen pao de queijo
Frozen Goya pupusas
Two loafs of artisanl Portuguese bread
Pasteis de nata
AJ, or is it Antny (!!) glad this worked out for you! Next time I will spend more time looking up and down each of the aisles to see what they have at Seabras. I did note that the price on the Goya items and fresh corn tortillas I purchased were cheaper than where I usually shop. Can you believe I had to go to 4 grocery stores to find corn tortillas? Not sure what that's about, since I found every variety and size of flour tortillas.
BTW, if you are interested in Hispanic items, there is also Supremo Supermarket (Shop N Bag chain) in Pennsauken that would be worth checking out next time you cross the bridge. Well priced meats, produce, cheese, canned items for the Hispanic market and a very good selection. They have a store in Pennsauken on 130 and another one in maybe Merchantville on 130.
I have tried the Vinho Verde blanco as well, and I love it in the summer. It's light and refreshing. The Canal's stores usually have this for that ridiculous price of $5.99, including the one you stopped at.
Let us know how your selection tastes and how you prepared it. I know very little about Brazilian food, so I'd be interested in finding out what you do.