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Apr 7, 2010 12:30 PM

Dry-cured Chorizo in San Francisco

Hi All:

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!!

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  1. 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.

    Spanish Table
    1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

    1. 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
      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
      Sabor of Spain. 1301 Fourth St., San Rafael; (415) 457-4088 or
      Whole Foods. Various locations.

      Bi-Rite Market
      3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      Lucca Ravioli
      1100 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      Mill Valley Market
      12 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

      Spanish Table
      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

      1. 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.

        Berkeley Bowl
        2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

        Fatted Calf
        644-C First Street, Napa, CA 94559

        1. Fra Mani makes a version they call Salametto Piccante which can usually be found at Whole Foods.

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          1. re: Paul H

            You can also get a more generic everyday variety at in 5 lbs shrink wrapped. They're pretty good for everyday or for a bbq etc.

            Schwarz Sausage Factory Outlet
            1726 Mission St.
            San Francisco
            (415) 621-9830

          2. 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.