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Lamb sausage -- All sorts -- East Bay

Miss Otis Sep 21, 2009 03:04 PM

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.


  1. rworange Sep 21, 2009 03:07 PM

    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. Robert Lauriston Sep 21, 2009 03:42 PM


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        sydthekyd Sep 21, 2009 03:54 PM

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

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        1. re: sydthekyd
          wolfe Sep 21, 2009 04:48 PM

          Made to Order.

        2. lexdevil Sep 21, 2009 04:02 PM

          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. Chuckles the Clone Sep 22, 2009 10:16 AM

            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.

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              chocolatetartguy Sep 22, 2009 11:29 AM

              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
                Robert Lauriston Sep 22, 2009 11:37 AM

                The market is Indus Food Center. Same owners.

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

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                  wolfe Sep 22, 2009 02:00 PM

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

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                  vulber Sep 22, 2009 02:11 PM

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

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                    Kayde May 7, 2010 02:39 PM

                    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

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                      mielemaiale May 7, 2010 02:46 PM

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

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                        saffrongold May 7, 2010 03:03 PM

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

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