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Oct 15, 2010 10:51 AM

Where do you buy chorizo in Boston?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: LStaff

      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...


      1. re: okra

        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.

    2. 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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: teezeetoo

              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.

        2. 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.

          Formaggio Kitchen
          244 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

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