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Nov 29, 2010 04:17 AM

4505 Chicharrones

I cannot stop yearning for the 4505 meats chicharrones at the Ferry building farmers market. Even though North Carolina prides itself on its pig worship I can find none here that rival the "crispity clouds of porkoliciousness" that 4505 meats produces. They are not allowed to ship them. I know that it sound ridiculous, but does anyone know of a person or service that will pick some up at the farmers market and ship them to me in North Carolina? Thanks.

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  1. The Pasta Shop (2 locations, one in Oakland and one in Berkeley) often has the 4505 Chicharrones. They ship a lot of their products, and though the Chicharrones are not listed on their website you might want to give them a call and see if they will mail them.

    Pasta Shop
    1786 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    Pasta Shop
    5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

    1. BiRite Market in SF has them too. Perhaps they would send them.

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      1. re: mrs bacon

        Hey rufus I can empathize with your craving. When I am in SF I keep this list with me in case I find myself near one of these places that sell the chicharrones. It may be helpful to you, though I can't guarantee all these spots still stock 'em, of course:

        Thursday Lunch Avedano’s Holly Park Market 235 Cortland Ave. near Bocana Bar Crudo 655 Divisadero St. at Grove Bi-Rite Market 3639 – 18th St. near Dolores Bloodhound 1145 Folsom St. between 7th and 8th Blue Bottle Café 66 Mint St. near 5th & Mission Broken Record 1166 Geneva Ave. at Edinburgh Church Key 1402 Grant Ave. at Green Cheese Plus 2001 Polk St. at Pacific Coffee Bar 1890 Bryant St. at Mariposa Elixir 3200 16th St. at Valencia Fatted Calf Ferry Building, Saturday Market Kitchenette 958 Illinois St. near 20th St. La Trappe 800 Greenwich St. at Columbus Marina Meats 2396 Chestnut St. at Divisadero Mini Bar 837 Divisadero St. near McAllister Pal’s Take Away 2715 – 24th St. (in Tony’s Market) 415-203-4911 Ritual Coffee Roasters 1026 Valencia St. near 21st Rye 688 Geary Blvd. at Leavenworth Showdogs 1020 Market St. near Taylor And Beyond Fatted Calf Oxbow Public Market, Napa, CA Pasta Shop — 4th Street 1786 – 4th St., Berkeley, CA Pasta Shop — Market Hall 5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA Hanger One Tasting Room 2601 Monarch St. near the runways, Alameda, CA Cochon 555

        1. re: grayelf

          Sorry I can't help rufus but you can add the CommonWealth Oakland to your list, grayelf.

          CommonWealth Cafe & Public House
          2882 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

      2. Just email Ryan. His address is on the 4505 website. I'm sure he'd send you a case for less than buying through a retail store.

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        1. re: Windy

          OP did say 4505 isn't allowed to ship. I didn't realize this applied within the States (no one ships to Canada -- kidding, sort of).

        2. Chances are that if 4505 can't legally ship, then other business wouldn't do it either.

          Rufus, maybe let people know how to contact you for details.

          One bag and its mailing cost (I think one bag is .5 oz - jk) could be insubstantial, but if you want a larger supply you may need to arrange a payment method.

          1. Add The Trappist to the list grayelf , $4 a bag.