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Tasso in East Bay north of Oakland?

Scrapironchef Dec 29, 2010 12:15 PM

Anybody know where I can pick up some tasso? I'm in Richmond/El Sobrante so Oakland and north would be convenient.


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  1. chefj RE: Scrapironchef Dec 29, 2010 12:44 PM

    Hobb's Applewood Smoked Meats of 637 Po Box, El Cerrito, CA. Phone: 510-232-5577
    Give them a call first. I am not sure if they sell retail or not. There Tasso is the best I have had in the SF Bay area.

    1. chefj RE: Scrapironchef Dec 29, 2010 12:45 PM

      They are actually in Richmond.

      1. kungful RE: Scrapironchef Dec 29, 2010 03:43 PM

        I've bought tasso at Taylors Sausage in the Oakland housewives market.

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          momorains RE: Scrapironchef Jan 24, 2011 12:08 PM

          Did you ever have any luck finding Tasso? I am looking for some also and neither places below have it available retail.


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            Scrapironchef RE: momorains Jan 25, 2011 07:45 AM


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              gordon wing RE: momorains Jan 25, 2011 08:16 AM

              Hobb's couldn't tell you where he sells it to? And if Taylor's no longer sells it ...... maybe call Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen and ask them where they get theirs?

              Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen
              2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

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                momorains RE: gordon wing Jan 25, 2011 08:46 AM

                Hobb's says they only sell their Tasso to restaurants, or I could buy 10 lbs of it, and they only sell their bacon to retail locations. I will try Angeline's. I used to get it from Corti Brothers in Sacramento. I might just have to make the trip there and stock my freezer. It is hard to believe there is nowhere in the east bay that sells it retail. Thanks.

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                  Pius Avocado III RE: momorains Jan 25, 2011 09:18 AM

                  I buy mine from Cajun Grocer; it ships frozen.

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: momorains Jan 25, 2011 10:38 AM

                    Not north of Oakland, but closer than Sacramento: you can order Hobbs' tasso through Golden Gate Meat Co.:


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                cheesecakeking RE: Scrapironchef Feb 3, 2011 05:09 PM

                Although not in the East Bay, Dittmer's in Mountain View makes and sells it. They're temporarily closed due to a fire but hope to reopen fairly soon.


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