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Where to buy chorizo in No VA?

Hi all, I was wondering if the brain trust has any suggestions as to where I can find decent chorizo for a Cinco de Mayo party in No VA? Thanks!

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  1. there is a great place called International Market at the corner of Washington Blvd and N. Pershing in Arlington. they have fresh chorizo as well which is hard to find

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    1. re: anunez

      There, and the place across from the Whole Foods in Clarendon. Forgetting the name right now. They have a few other options.

      1. re: Dennis S

        Chaparal (sp?) is the name of the market in Clarendon. I forget which kind of chorizo they carried was my fave, but they used to have 5-6 options.

        1. re: Dennis S

          what about good dried spanish chorizo, which i prefer to Mexican. I haven't found any around here. I'm not sure if it is allowed to be imported to the US. Is it?

          1. re: CoconutMilk

            I'm only guessing but I think Chapparal has this. There used to be at least one, dryer and harder looking variety - used to be to the right of the counter on a shelf.

      2. Shoppers carries some brands (some of them locally-made) in several styles, and I find all of them quite good. Why go way out of your way?

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        1. re: wayne keyser

          Giant also carries several varieties (Salvadoran, Mexican, Argentine, etc.).

          1. re: huesmann

            I think Giant and Shoppers are both carrying Logan's, which I've never tried; how are they? Also, does anyone know what the difference is between Logan's Salvadoran, Mexican, and Argentine varieties?

            1. re: sweth

              A foodie coworker whose taste I respect abhores Logan's, so I've not tested her opinion.

              1. re: sweth

                I've tried the Logan's andouille and found it pretty bland.

          2. The Korean-run supermarkets (Grand Mart, H-Mart, etc) usually have a good selection of fresh, inhouse chorizos.

            1. It seems I have a lot of choices, all in my backyard, relatively speaking! Thank you all!

              1. There is a Latin market (I *Think* It's called Eden Market) on Route 1 across from Mcdonalds, at the bend just south of the beltway in Alexandria - They usually have several fresh varieties.

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