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Jan 24, 2012 08:24 AM

Anywhere I can find British style bacon and sausage?

Hi! I've recently moved here from the UK and am seriously missing the bacon and sausage I could get there. I'm talking cumberland, chipolatas, lincolnshire, sage and apple, etc.

Does anyone know if local buthers make any of their own sausage similiar to those or do the cuts of back bacon that the Brits do? Thanks!

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  1. I would check with Mr. Canales at Canales Delicatessen in Eastern Market. Amongst the 20-30 sausages he stocks their may be some that fit the bill or he may be able to order some from his suppliers if he can lock down the product and he can match it to a vendor. I haven't seen back bacon but his traditional belly bacon rocks and he usually has Irish bacon (loin) back in his freezer. Some of his products are not displayed so don't be afraid to ask.

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    1. re: drewpbalzac

      In the US we call back bacon "Canadian Bacon" - try Whole Foods or Harris Teeter
      You can also check out The Queen Vic on H Street NE - its serves British Pub food and breakfast

      1. re: agarnett100

        Sounds like the Irish Bacon that Mr. Canales carries. Thanks for clearing up what "back bacon" is for me.

        1. re: agarnett100

          Do they have black pudding? YUM! Sounds win.

          1. re: drirayn

            one of the counters has "ring" pudding and I could swear I've seen boudin noir, although you may want to call ahead to see if they have that exact variety of food product.

        2. re: drewpbalzac

          Thanks! I will check this out. Where is the Eastern Market?

          1. re: drewpbalzac

            thanks for this because this is my goto place for meats at Eastern Mkt. I'm never disappointed!


            Might be worth checking out, very good homemade sausages.

            1. I was in Society Fair in Alexandria on Saturday and they have a small butcher counter that had fresh sausages and bacon. May not be what you are looking for but you could give them a call or visit.

              1. This place might be what you're looking for. Looks like they import the sausages and other products.


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                1. re: OldSchool

                  The British Pantry is a reliable supplier for REAL imported English bacon and sausages. Their prices are staggering, but when you need a fix of the real thing you gotta do what you gotta do.

                  1. re: OldSchool

                    Thanks for that link, I would have never found that gem otherwise!

                  2. Pure Pasty Co. in Vienna VA carries imported extras from time to time. Plus I love the pasties:)


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                    1. re: rHairing

                      God, pasties are the ultimate comfort food on the go. I loved eating them on a cold day while waiting for a train when I was in the UK.

                      1. re: drirayn

                        pure pasty's are great. they sell them uncooked as well. We buy extra and freeze them since it's a decent hike for us to get them regularly.