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Jan 26, 2011 01:02 PM

looking for the best fresh pork sausage sold retail

any place in greater boston you can suggest would be helpful thank you

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  1. the replies you will receive will include Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus (rt1), and DePasquale's in Newton.

    Karl's Sausage Kitchen
    142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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    1. re: Prav

      +1 for DePasquale's in Newton - my #1 source - deeeelicious!


      1. re: Prav

        I live within walking distance of DePasquale's and love their Italian sausage. In addition to mild Italian pork sausage, I believe they sell hot Italian and Chinese sausage. Karl's has a much bigger variety of sausages and a larger selection of accompaniments. The website has the complete list of offerings.

        1. re: Velda Mae

          They have smaller breakfast links too- maple and country style

          1. re: Velda Mae

            Karl's for teh win as some younger (than I) folks might say. However, "pork sausages" is an extremely broad category. I would not compare the middle- and northern-European sausages that Karl's specializes in with Italian (DePasquale's) or French (can't think of a source) or British. The pig is beloved by many and processed in so many diverse ways. I am wondering if the OP has a particular type or family of fresh pork sausages in mind.

            1. re: PinchOfSalt

              But being as this is typed and not spoken, those younger folks would more likely say "Karl's FTW" :)

            2. re: Velda Mae

              Sigh - I have to drive about an hour after picking up my sausages at DePasquale's. The scent of garlic.... Mmmmmmm ....

              DePasquale's Sausage Co.
              325 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458-1322

          2. Borrelli's Italian Deli in Methuen, MA
            Fowles Meat Market in Newburyport, MA

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            1. re: Infomaniac

              karl's also has good sauerkraut; if you use their pork sausages and put various sausages and their pork in the oven at 350, waiting until the thermometer is above 140 - to kill trichinosis - and you have a very respectable choucroute.

            2. Not quite Boston, but Pekarski's?

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              1. re: marcreichman

                "Not quite Boston"? Pekarski's is a truly excellent Polish butcher shop, but they're in in South Deerfield, roughly 100 miles west of Boston.

                1. re: Allstonian

                  I mean, sometimes you gotta travel. Right?

                2. re: marcreichman

                  OK, I just did a google search on Pekarski's. I am DEF making a trip out there when the weather is better. This is going to warm my third generation Polish heart (actually half - the other half is Sicilian, which really means every nationality under the sun, if you read about Sicily's heritage, lol)!! Thanks for mentioning this - sounds absolutely amazing - and can't wait to try homemade kielbasa. When I was a kid (back in the dark ages) there was a place in Chelsea my father used to buy homemade kielbasa, but that was so long ago, I can't even remember what it tasted like!

                  1. re: threedogs

                    got 5 lbs of the best bacon I've ever had from Perkarski's a few years ago. Damn near killed me but what a way to go.

                    1. re: gourmaniac

                      DePasquale's in Newton is beyond overrated...dry and not at all flavorful.

                      youre better served if its not too out of the way to head to Bianco's in Revere its a wholesale operation..but if you head to the back of the store they will sell you whatever you want..they are also available at New Deal in Revere
                      Also in Revere..Fiore's Market..about 10 different freshly made sausages available.
                      I know that seems like an awful lot of time in Revere..but hey..they got good

                      Bianco's Inc.
                      375 Revere St, Revere, MA 02151

                    2. re: threedogs

                      Try Tom's International Deli in Worcester. They have several kinds of kielbasa, including some hanging behind the counter. They also have some of the best deli meat I've ever had, and a bunch of other items you won't find elsewhere. Awesome place for a sandwich, you generally just have to get it to go because there's only 1 table there.

                      Off hand, I know they sell perogies, huge cans of sauerkraut, and a bunch of homemade cream cheese's. If you speak polish, they'll be extra happy to see you. If this place was closer to me, I'd be there several times a week.

                      Edit: The address in the link CH posted is wrong. Tom's move a little further south on the other side of Kelly Square.

                      Tom's International Deli
                      118 Water St, Worcester, MA 01604

                  2. J. Pace has some fine sausages. I really like the ones with broccoli rabe in them.

                    1. Tony's Market in Roslindale makes Amazing fresh sausage every week as he has since 1963

                      Tony's Market
                      4253 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131