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Feb 5, 2010 07:37 PM

Best Charcuterie

Where do you think you can get the best charcuterie (formerly known as cold cuts) in LA? Want to make amazing monster sandwichs for Super Bowl Sunday.

Pasadena/Glendale area, even better.

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  1. Try either Bottega Louie or Cheese Store Silverlake. I haven't been yet, but there is also McCalls Meat on Hillhurst. Not Glendale, but close.

    1. you might want to check out Claro's Italian Market.

      1. Cube on LaBrea.
        Claro's is great there is this on salami that is salami with proscuitto in it, one of my fave.
        Super King on San Fernando.
        La Espanola in Harbor City

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        1. re: Burger Boy

          Second Claro's for traditional Italian, second La Espanola for Spanish charcuterie. I think many haven't tried Spanish jamon or chorizos so this would be a particularly nice and different way to go. Get a quart or two of their great house-made encurtidos to go with the charcuterie.

          1. re: bulavinaka

            i agree with these 2 (stores and posters).

            espanola's out there, but u offset the gas cost by filling up on the freebies.

            1. re: andytseng

              I usually end up buying at least half of what I try on the counter at La Espanola. :)

          1. The Roma Market & Deli on North Lake in Pasadena has a phenomenally good mortadella, as well as about all the other meats and cheeses you might want, and I think he's open every day except Christmas. Strip mall on the northeast corner at Mountain, about a mile north from the 210.

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            1. re: Will Owen

              Roma here Roma there, multi thread recs, I gotta get up there, thanks man...