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Columbian Chorizo and Moroccan Merguez

butterchicken2nan Jun 3, 2010 12:44 PM

I just had yet another in a long line of standout meals at Tu Casa in Kew Gardens. Once again one of the highlights was the Columbian Chorizo - I love the strong cumin flavour. Does anyone know where I can get this fresh in the Jackson Heights - Woodside area to cook/barbeque at home?
While I'm asking - anyone know where to get Moroccan Merguez sausages in Queens?

Tu Casa
119-05 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11415

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    Mr Porkchop RE: butterchicken2nan Jun 6, 2010 08:12 AM

    For Columbian sauasages you might want to try Morningside Heights....

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      butterchicken2nan RE: Mr Porkchop Jun 6, 2010 11:03 AM

      Thanks Mr P - a bit out of my way but I'll ask around my office for anyone who lives near there.

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        el jefe RE: butterchicken2nan Jun 6, 2010 11:20 AM

        Not quite Jackson Heights, but Western Beef on College Point Blvd and the (Mexican?) supermarket at the corner of 102 St and National St in Corona both have a large selection of Columbian, Dominican and Mexican chorizo.

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          butterchicken2nan RE: el jefe Jun 6, 2010 11:35 AM

          Thanks that is a better option for me!

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            Glendale is hungry RE: el jefe Jun 11, 2010 12:08 PM

            A really good selection chorizos from various Latin American cuisines can also be found at the flagship Western Beef store on Metropolitan Avenue at the Maspeth/Ridgewood border as well as the Western Beef located at the bottom of Steinway Street at Northern Boulevard.

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            Mr Porkchop RE: butterchicken2nan Jun 9, 2010 02:04 PM

            Sorry, that was a bad joke. Columbia is a university, Colombia is a country with delicious sausage. Jackson Heights is by far the best hood for Colombian eats.

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              adamandeve RE: Mr Porkchop Jan 6, 2011 08:00 AM


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          Anicca RE: butterchicken2nan Jun 11, 2010 11:33 AM

          I can't remember the names of the places specifically, but for Moroccan Merguez head to Steinway street, just south of Astoria Boulevard in Astoria. There's quite a busy Arabic community there, including many Moroccans, Algerians, and Egyptians. You will see a number of halal butchers on both sides of Steinway street. On the East side of the street around 25th Avenue there is a little cafe called Morocco Cafe. They have the most amazing Merguez sandwiches there. Ask the friendly owner what his recommendation would be among the many butchers in the neighborhood. Maybe he'll even sell you some of his own.

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            Mr Porkchop RE: Anicca Jun 11, 2010 01:17 PM

            I think you mean Little Morocco. They're known for their Merguez Sanwiches. It's on the NW corner of 25th and Steinway across from the mosque.

            Little Morocco Restaurant
            2439 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

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              PaMa RE: Mr Porkchop Jun 11, 2010 07:36 PM

              Charles & Sons in Whitestone sells Merquez. 150-54A (next to Corona Park deli). It's a tiny place, if you drive too fast you'll miss it.

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                janeiro11 RE: PaMa Jan 4, 2011 10:06 PM

                For Colombian Chorizo, try the Risaralda Butcher shop in Jackson Hieghts. I just looked it up. The full name is Carneicia Risaralda Meat Market at 91-04 37th Avenue. Risaralda is the name of an area in Colombia and the shop specializes in meat cuts from that country and also have Colombian groceries and packaged products.

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              versicle RE: Anicca Aug 15, 2011 06:30 AM

              Did anyone ever find a good market / butcher on Steinway for merquez?

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