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Jan 9, 2009 07:15 AM

Chorizo in astoria or anywhere in queens

Hi Folks,

I need to get some chorizo - i only need about 2 links.

Any suggestions on where I can get some? Astoria would be most convenient, but I have a car so anywhere in queens is fine.


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  1. Despana on Northern Boulevard (closer to Jackson Heights) will have great chorizo.

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      1. re: Miss Needle

        I can't tell from their website - is the Northern Blvd location a retail store or do i have to go to the soho location?

        1. re: richg35

          It is a retail store specializing in products from Spain. So it will have Spanish chorizo. If you're looking for Mexican, Columbian -- Jackson Heights is a better choice.

          Con, yes, Despana on Northern Boulevard was there way before the one in Manhattan.

          1. re: Miss Needle

            charming store as well, got tons of stuff. and, they have quite a range of diff. chorizo products as well. don't go there trying to buy nyora peppers though, because they only sell the whole ones in these enormous 4-foot chains.

            1. re: ConOrama

              d;espaana in queens preceded the manhattan spinoiff by many many years. go on sat for free wine and a lovely spread!

            2. re: Miss Needle

              Despana is defintely in Jackson Heights -- has been for a very long time. Not an inviting window display, well, there aren't any real windows to have a display -- but it's on Northern between 86th and 87th Streets..

              1. re: hboogz

                Yes, you're totally correct -- it's in Jackson Heights. I don't know why but I keep thinking of that area more as East Elmhurst.

            3. What kind of chorizo are you looking for? Spanish, Mexican, Colombian, etc.?

              1. J and F Seabra in Newark's Ironbound....

                1. I second Despana but they come in packages of four. Just bought some the other day.

                  1. International Meat Market on 30th ave and 36th in Astoria usually has a few different types of Chorizo.

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                    1. re: Astoria Lurker

                      I get Palacios dry Spanish chorizo at both Natural market and Cheese of the World, both on Austin St. in Forest Hills, within a few blocks of each other...Its usually about $ that stuff and always keep it on hand in the fridge...