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Best sausages?

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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?

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Berkeley Bowl
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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  1. Taylor's Sausages at the Housewives Market in Oakland.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/taylors-sausa...

    1. 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.

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      Falletti Foods
      308 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

      1. 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.

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        Verbrugge Meat-Fish Poultry
        6321 College Ave, Oakland, CA

        La Bedaine
        1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706

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        1. re: abstractpoet

          Another vote for VerBrugge's whiskey fennel chicken sausages!

          1. re: escargot3

            VerBrugge also does some duck sausages which are quite good too. They usually have about 10 house made varieties. This thread reminds me that I have to pick some up for Friday :)

        2. Try La Bedaine in Berkeley. Here are a couple of opinions.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6667...

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          La Bedaine
          1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706

          1. Try the delicious lao sausage from Vientiane Cafe on Allendale in Oakland. They sell a bag, frozen, that is probably about two pounds, for $6. Delicious.

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            1. re: lmarie

              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.

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              Vientian Cafe
              3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619