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Lamb sausage -- All sorts -- East Bay

Where in the East Bay can I buy lamb sausages? I'm missing the sort that were made & sold in the great deli that used to be on Hopkins St. in Berkeley where Magnani's is now. That being said, I'm interested in hearing about any lamb sausage you might have eaten and thought good.


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  1. Both Berkeley Bowls make their own lamb and rosemary sausage. It is great and anyone I've recommended it to has loved it.

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      1. Darn! What was thename of the place before it became Magnani's?

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        1. Fatted Calf sells a nice Merguez at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers Market.

          The Prather Ranch stand at the Grand Lake and Temescal Farmers Markets has a larger lamb sausage with pomegranate. I find it a bit overwhelming, but have friends who really like it.

          1. The packaged merguez from Marcel et Henri, which I've seen recently at the west Berkeley Bowl, is really good and lamby.

            Also good are the (packaged, frozen) sausages from Mangal's in San Leandro.

            1. One used to be able to buy an authentic, spicy merguez at the Halal butchershop on San Pablo between Hearst and Delaware. I think it might have some connection to the Indus Village (name?) restaurant next door.

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              1. re: chocolatetartguy

                The market is Indus Food Center. Same owners.

                Indus Village Restaurant
                1920 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

                1. re: chocolatetartguy

                  Slight correction. Indus is between Hearst and University. Spanish Table is between Delaware and Hearst, nice variety of sausages but definitely not Halal.

                2. not really what the OP is looking for, but on a somewhat related note, I had a delicious merguez flatbread at RN74 last week

                  1. At Wayland's Meat in Oakland, Wayland makes his own lamb sausages. Tasty and a little spicy, I'd say inspired by merguez, but have no idea whether someone else would consider them authentic.

                    Wayland's Meat
                    3421 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

                    1. Ver Brugge is selling their homemade rosemary lamb sausages for $3.99/lb today. Sale.

                      1. Prather sets up shop at the Marin FM. Delices aux France also has a stall there with good merguez