Dry-cured Chorizo in San Francisco
Does anyone here know where I can get dry-cured chorizo in San Francisco or the SF Bay Area?
I've been through the Mission and, of course, all the big box stores and can't find it. I do come across the uncooked version, which is not what I'm seeking.
Thanks in advance!!
Spanish Table in Berkeley has a number of brands, both imported and domestic. There are probably some additional sources in SF for the Palacios Spanish brand, as I used to get it at one of the Whole Foods. But you need not search too hard: Fra'mani's picante dry sausage is really a very good chorizo -- I like it as well as Palacios, and Whole Foods and some other outlets have it.
1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
What are going to use it for? Palacios brand from Spain is a great choice but it is not cooked it is a dry cured product. It can be eaten raw but really shines in cooked applications ie; Paella, fresh Chickpea stew,Pinchos with Shrimp, I could go on ( - ;
Here is a list of places that it is available:
Andronico's Market. Various locations.
Bi-Rite Market. 3639 18th St., San Francisco; (415) 241-9760.
Cesar Mercado. 4039 Piedmont Ave., Oakland; (510) 985-1222.
Lucca. 2120 Chestnut St., San Francisco; (415) 921-7873.
Lucca Ravioli. 1100 Valencia St., San Francisco; (415) 647-5581.
Mill Valley Market. 12 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley; (415) 388-3222.
The Pasta Shop. 5655 College Ave. (Market Hall), Oakland; (510) 547-4005 or (888) 952-4005 for mail order. Also at 1786 Fourth St.
Berkeley; (510) 528-1786 or www.markethallfoods.com.
Rock of Gibraltar Comestibles. 1022 Alma St. (near Ravenswood and Oak Grove), Menlo Park; (650) 327-0413.
The Spanish Table. 1814 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; (510) 548-1383. Also at 123 Strawberry Village (800 Redwood Highway), Mill Valley; (415) 388-5043 or www.spanishtable.com.
Sabor of Spain. 1301 Fourth St., San Rafael; (415) 457-4088 or www.saborofspain.com.
Whole Foods. Various locations.
3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1100 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Mill Valley Market
12 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
800 Redwood Hwy 123, Mill Valley, CA
Sabor of Spain
1301 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Rock of Gibraltar
1026 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Fatted Calf makes it and sells it at the Ferry Building and Berkeley Farmer's Markets. I've also gotten good versions at the Pasta Shop in Rockridge, Berkeley Bowl, and Whole Foods.
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703
644-C First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Are you asking for Spanish or Mexican chorizo?
Almost any Mexican market with a meat counter has the dried version. It is called chorizo seco. It is usually hung on the wall in back of the meat counter for drying.