Best Sausages in Berkeley?
Hi -- I have been making the rounds both in supermarkets and butchers to find chicken or turkey sausages to cook at home and I'm striking out. I'm looking for something that is NOT spicy, is organic and has no dairy. So many seem to be incredibly salty (and I usually like salty things) or the casings are so tough that my 3 year old literally can't bite through them. Would prefer to buy them from one of my usual shops (Magnani, Monterey Market, Berkeley Natural or Trader Joe's), but will venture further afield if needed. Thanks! (I know this is a home cooking question, but it's specific to the SF Bay Area -- so I'm thinking this is the right place to post...)
Try Cafe Rouge, Market Hall and maybe Taylor's Sausage in Oakland (not likely organic).
907 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607
1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
I think you might be in a bind, organic sausages are probably all going to use natural casings.
You might try soy "sausages," or just buy ground meat and make your own fresh sausage patties.
Thanks, everyone. Tried the turkey sausage from Pasta Shop (4th Street location). One thumbs up, one down (from my kids), so I think I will try to make my own. Magnani says that if I call ahead they will grind dark meat chicken; the recipes I've been looking at say it's much more flavorful. Thanks, Wolfe, for the the La Bedaine link. I'll have to go there sometime -- I was looking at his CV and it said that he used to cook at Lameloise. I couldn't believe it when I read that! I went there -- when I was 10! -- and I remember my meal exactly!
1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706