Looking for new sausages after disappointing pork sausages from Whole Foods lately and horrible, old-tasting Caggianos from Berkeley Bowl last week.
Star Market chicken sausages were great when I tried them for the first time a couple of weeks back; any other recommendations for places to go?
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Taylor's in Oakland (David's post for Housewives market) but my favorites are both in the City. Little City Meats on Stockton in North Beach and Falletti Foods meat counter on Broderick/Fell. both are amazing and made in house and both have an interesting variety.
308 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA
The smoked sausages at Le Bedaine are probably the best sausages I've ever had.
Ver Brugge has a pretty good selection of sausages -- just got some whiskey fennel chicken sausages on sale. I haven't tried them yet, but plan on grilling them up tonight.
You can buy cold sausages from any of the Top Dog locations and grill them at home -- I think the Calabrese and the Bockwurst are especially good.
At Berkeley Bowl, I prefer their own house made sausages over the Caggianos.
Verbrugge Meat-Fish Poultry
6321 College Ave, Oakland, CA
1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706
They do have really delicious Lao sausage, but I haven't been there in awhile so I'm wondering if they're now offering other styles of Lao sausage since my last visit. I'm craving soured Lao sausage...it's similar to a typical Lao sausage, but with the addition of some cooked Lao sticky rice in the sausage stuffing to allow the sausage to ferment for a couple of days, which gives it an exciting jolt of natural sourness, which goes so well with the wonderful mix of Lao herbs one would taste in a typical Lao sausage.
If they don't have it, maybe one day I'll call Vientian Cafe and ask them to prepare me a special batch of soured Lao sausage to be picked up in a couple of days to allow enough time for the fermentation process.
3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619