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Where do you buy chorizo in Boston?

galka Oct 15, 2010 10:51 AM

I do not need anything fancy- just to throw some in when I cook my clams. The one I got in Russo was really expensive- $8 for a very small link. Is there anything cheaper?


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    phatchris Oct 16, 2010 05:31 AM

    I enjoy the chourico sold at Courthouse Seafood in East Cambridge. Its from Fall River, but the name escapes me.

    1. rlove Oct 15, 2010 07:57 PM

      Formaggio Kitchen (Huron Village), Formaggio South End (South End), and Las Ventas (SOWA), consistently carry Spanish chorizo (dried chorizo), in both mild (authentic) and hot variants. Price is around $9 for a standard-sized link. I don't know if that price is competitive, but the quality is.

      Via Formaggio Kitchen, you can also order them online.
      Mild: http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=58
      Hot: http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/shop/...

      Formaggio Kitchen
      244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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        kimfair1 Oct 15, 2010 12:01 PM

        While my Portuguese heritage has me buying chourico and linguica often, I agree with galka that Spanish chorizo is very difficult to find in Boston. I have found it once or twice at Whole Foods, forget the brand, but it's hit or miss. My wife was buying some from the meat vendor at the Belmont farmers market this year. That is very good, and is $8 for 3 links. They have it on Thursdays, I think through October.

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        1. re: kimfair1
          LStaff Oct 15, 2010 12:12 PM

          Would you know where to buy some fresh pops in the area (waltham, watertown, belmont, newton, etc)?

          I usually grab a couple of bags whenever I am on the south coast, but have not found any nearby that are soft and fluffy.

          1. re: kimfair1
            MC Slim JB Oct 15, 2010 01:35 PM

            Las Ventas (next to Estragon) and the Formaggios carry Spanish chorizo; I've also seen some at the Wine & Cheese Cask in Somerville.


            1. re: MC Slim JB
              teezeetoo Oct 15, 2010 01:36 PM

              try mayflower poultry - they carry a lot of portuguese product.

              1. re: teezeetoo
                9lives Oct 15, 2010 04:11 PM

                There's a Colombian Mkt in Maverick Sq that makes their own, just a few blocks NE of the train station..up Meridian St. Not sure how well it would work in your dish..but really tasty...heavy cumin flavor.

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            LStaff Oct 15, 2010 11:49 AM

            If you are looking for the portuguese variety, Gaspar's can usually be found for about $5/lb at Shaw's and is decent enough.

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              okra Oct 15, 2010 11:56 AM

              My preference is Amaral's, with Furtado's coming in second. But I think you've got to be south of the city to find these brands...

              Gaspars http://www.linguica.com
              Amaral's http://www.amarals.com/store/index.php
              Furtado's http://www.furtados.com/

              1. re: okra
                kimfair1 Oct 15, 2010 12:02 PM

                Amaral's is the best local brand, but doesn't get distributed up here as often or in as high a quantity as Gaspar's, which is fine, but not Amaral's.

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