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Where to buy great Andouille & Chorizo Sausage in Toronto?

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1750spider Feb 17, 2012 03:06 PM

We have guests in a few weeks who want to go back home to rural Ontario with some great Andouille and Chorizo sausage.
Any suggestions as to who makes great ones in the Toronto area.
Thanks

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  1. aser RE: 1750spider Feb 17, 2012 03:25 PM

    Segovia on augusta, in kensington mkt.

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      1750spider RE: aser Feb 17, 2012 05:19 PM

      Thank you - I'll be in Kensington with our guests and so we'll be dropping into Segovia to see their wares!!! ... before lunching at El Trompo, where we always have a great time!

    2. prima RE: 1750spider Feb 17, 2012 04:35 PM

      Sausage King in the St Lawrence Market and the Butcher Shoppe sell Andouille. I'm guessing it's the Louisiana-style Andouille, not the French-style Andouille. Not sure if it's great, haven't tried it.

      Are you looking for Spanish or Mexican-style Chorizo? I tried President's Choice vacuum-packed Spanish-style smoked Chorizo yesterday, kept next to the Kielbasa, which comes in spicy or mild. The mild one was pretty good. Most Loblaws also sell a fattier, fresh Chorizo near the refrigerated Italian sausages.

      Would think Pimenton on Mt Pleasant would also sell at least a couple different Chorizos.

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      Butcher Shoppe
      121 Shorncliffe Rd, Toronto, ON M8Z, CA

      Pimenton
      681 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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        1750spider RE: prima Feb 17, 2012 05:24 PM

        Great suggestions - thank you! I had thought Suasage King was gone now but I was wondering if St Lawrence Market might be the right place. Never been to Pimenton so I look forward to visiting it.
        You're right on as to me wanting Cajun Andouille and ~Mexican Chorizo - but a good coarse smoked one will be great, either way!
        Cheers

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          Davwud RE: prima Feb 18, 2012 07:24 AM

          The PC stuff is really quite serviceable. I've made things and even use it as garnish on my Huevos Rancheros.

          DT

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          eppicurious RE: 1750spider Feb 17, 2012 07:33 PM

          El Gaucho, SLM north building on Saturdays. My go to sausage place in the city. Also try the Instantanious Combustion, my favorite sausage ever, hot but very hot for people scared of peppers, but what's great is you can actually taste the peppers.

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            magic RE: 1750spider Feb 18, 2012 07:05 AM

            Sierra Bakery (of all places) makes a wonderful chorizo sausage.

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              1750spider RE: magic Feb 18, 2012 11:53 AM

              Quick question: Where is Sierra Bakery? I just did a search and didn't find an obvious hit.

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                TorontoJo RE: 1750spider Feb 18, 2012 12:10 PM

                Just a guess, but I think magic may have been referring to Seara Bakery, which is a Portuguese bakery and they have a Portuguese chourico on the menu.

                www.searybakery.com

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                  1750spider RE: TorontoJo Feb 18, 2012 12:30 PM

                  Sounds like a great guess! And even if magic meant otherwise, this is another great tip --- and if I 'have to' switch from strictly chorizo to chourico, we like different sausages anyway and I always like trying others' recipes!! Like the other day when we went back to Masellis on the Danforth to try others of their sausages we hadn't had before - and really liked the fennel/hot italian...

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                    prima RE: 1750spider Feb 18, 2012 10:27 PM

                    The Barese sausage from Maselli's is pretty good, too!

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                  magic RE: 1750spider Feb 18, 2012 02:09 PM

                  Oops! Yes, Seara. Sorry!

                  There is one on Keele, south of Lawrence.

                  And another one on Rogers Road, near Keele.

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                    Davwud RE: magic Feb 18, 2012 03:36 PM

                    And go around feeding time and hit Estrala next door for some great chicken

                    DT

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                      magic RE: Davwud Feb 18, 2012 08:33 PM

                      Hells yes.

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                Snarf RE: 1750spider Feb 19, 2012 09:59 PM

                Segovia Meats has been mentioned for Chorizo. They are Colombians who make many varieties of South and Central American styles of chorizo, as well as a Mexican. They are uncooked, and uniformly delicious. Many of the smaller Mexican cantina style places in the city make their own chorizo that they will sell as well, such as El Trompo. For dried, smoked styles, Pimenton carries a couple of varieties, including one that is made from Iberico pigs, and a small place in Sharbot Lake does a nice version that is available from some small purveyors such as Easton's (I think places like Olliffe also carry them, but the snob premium is huge).

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                  Davwud RE: Snarf Feb 20, 2012 01:07 PM

                  Actually, I believe the Segovia people are Chilean.

                  DT

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                  Pantz RE: 1750spider Feb 21, 2012 08:42 PM

                  Sausage Partners at Queen St. E. and Greenwood makes a good Louisiana style Andouille. Texture is a finer grind then they do it down south, but they have a lot of good smoke flavour (hickory?) and spice. Made red beans and rice on Monday and they really made the difference.

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                    currycue RE: Pantz Feb 22, 2012 01:08 PM

                    You can get the Spanish chorizo at Scheffler's in SLM as well as Pimenton and sometimes Leslieville cheese. The brand is Palacio. Of course you'll pay around $12 for it (as opposed to 3 euro in Spain). Would love to find a local producer of it, making it with the Spanish Paprika.

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                      1750spider RE: Pantz Feb 23, 2012 07:51 AM

                      Hey, after I saw the reply, I was going by Sausage Partners BUT they won't have the Andouille until Friday. Not sure if this is the case every week, or just now.

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