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Sausages to grill... best in Los Angeles? (East side preferably)

  • Tom P May 24, 2011 11:14 AM
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I am doing a BBQ and am curious people's favorite sausages to grill out ... thanks!

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  1. Jeff's Gourmet sausage on Pico. A Kosher place, so no pork, but I love their hot dogs, polish, and chicken and turkey sausages. Roughly $7/lb but well worth it.

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    1. re: reality check

      I have taken non jewish co workers to Jeff's and they have always enjoyed the sausages there.I stop there for lunch when I am in the area and often take some home. They have many varieties that they make in house.

    2. Hungarian sausages from Huntington Meats at the Farmers Market. Sorry, it's not eastside, but they're darn good!

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      Huntington Meats
      6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

      1. The Gourmet Sausage Shop on Olympic, Huntington Meats in The Farmers Market and the Sausage place in Montrose or North Glendale, i forget the name.

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        Huntington Meats
        6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

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        1. re: Burger Boy

          You talking about Continental Gourmet Sausage Co, on San Fernando Rd?

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          Continental Gourmet Sausage Co
          6406 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91201

          1. re: reality check

            Not Continental..................Schreiner's Thank You

        2. Schreiner's in Sparr Heights is probably the go-to place on the Eastside. If you're willing to go a little further afield you can really wow a crowd with a full selection from Alpine Village on the Long Beach/Torrance border. If you can go off-rush hours it's a surprisingly quick hop from downtown (about 20 mins.)

          I'd also be remiss not to mention the 'chinese sausages' at the A-grocery Warehouse. They are fat, sweet and loaded with red dye #5. A must for any proper Eastside bbq.

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          Schreiner's Fine Sausages
          3417 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208

          Alpine Village Market
          833 Torrance Blvd Ste 1A, Torrance, CA 90502

          A-Grocery Warehouse
          1487 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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          1. re: mrgreenbeenz

            2nd the brats at Schreiners

          2. Jody Maroni's is for me an old standby, esp. the kobe dogs and Yucatan chicken sausage, but I'll admit I'm curious about the alternatives on this thread. Available online at http://www.jodymaroni.com and in many supermarkets.

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            1. re: maxzook

              European Sausages is where I have been going here for years. They have a nice variety of pork sausages, ribs and chickens that are already smoked and ready to eat. I only caution you to watch for an occasional tiny bone piece. It has happened to me a few times over the many years I have been going.

              European Meat Sausages Manufacturing
              12926 Saticoy St # 12,
              North Hollywood (818) 982-2325 ‎

            2. European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen and Huntington Meats for everything, including better than average chicken sausage,

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              European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen
              9109 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

              Huntington Meats
              6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

              1. my favorites aren't as "gourmet," but they're certainly much more cost-effective. Fresh Italian sausages from Claro's (a couple locations in the SGV and barely over $2/lb), and the fresh Johnsonville Brats (available at most supermarkets for about $4/lb). I think those two sausages stand up to any butcher's, and they're my standby's for grilling.

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                1. re: Bert

                  LOVE Claro's but that being said the Sicilian sausage from A-1 in San Pedro is so much more amazing, it looks the the meat is chopped instead of ground. Took some to a party with some old and young Italians and it was a BIG hit!

                2. Ok...not on the Eastside....but not TOO far away. Recently tried the sausages (mild Italian, I think)
                  at the new place....Lindy & Grundy?.....and they were pretty amazing.

                  1. I've had great success grilling the sausages from Wurstkuche for my guests.

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                    Wurstkuche
                    800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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                    1. re: J.L.

                      J.L. - you can buy sausages take-out from Wurstkuche? Or or you getting them from their source? Hmmmm..... Mind telling me how much they ran ya?

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                      Wurstkuche
                      800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

                      1. re: mrgreenbeenz

                        Yes, they do sell uncooked sausages to go, from the same front counter where they take orders. 30% off menu prices:

                        http://www.wurstkucherestaurant.com/0...

                        Remember these are raw sausages ... sensibly, they recommend bringing cold storage to insure food safety:

                        http://www.wurstkucherestaurant.com/F...

                        1. re: maxzook

                          Was there ever any final dispensation on whether Wurstkucher's brats came from Brat Brothers in Sherman Oaks (and I guess whether Brat Brothers actually makes their own or as Prof. Salt was suggested at one point they get them made by a place down in OC)?

                          1. re: Servorg

                            FWIW I asked one of the owners at Brats Bros if they supply sausages to Wurstkutche and he emphatically denied doing so.

                            1. re: Sam D.

                              Which may be a skillful tap-dance around the question of whether they're getting them from the same supplier.

                    2. Bristol Farms has a large variety of sausages made in-house. They have never disappointed me. Also Catalina's Market on Western Ave. has a decent variety of Latin American and Italian sausages that are made there. I really like the Guatemalan sausages.