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Feb 28, 2012 05:02 PM

Merguez sausages or sandwiches on the Westside?

Hi: I'm looking for authentic merguez sausages and sandwiches on the Westside. By authentic, I mean skinny, reddish colored, with complex spices, and made from lamb.

I've tried Whole Foods and Lindy and Grundy and I don't find them up to par.

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  1. Cafe Livre:
    Chef Zadi has been tweeting about his "new" merguez burger this week:!/chefzadi/statu...

    That's the Westside, and I think it doesn't get more "authentic" than that.

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    1. re: TonyC

      Thanks. Googled for photos and found out that Zadi makes merguez sausages and sandwiches too.

    2. Jeff's Sausages on Pico is quite good. I've also heard that Got Kosher also on Pico makes a good Merguez, but I haven't tried it.

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      1. re: mrfood16

        Second Jeff's for sure. Merguez is his specialty.

      2. Try Hadar on Fairfax. They are fantastic.

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        1. re: A5 KOBE

          Try Normandie Bakery and Cafe
          3022 South Cochran Ave [at Jefferson Bl]
          Los Angeles CA 90016

          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            Maattapoisett in LA beat me to it, but here's a link to the menu of the place with the sandwich listed. I know they used to have the sausages prepackaged in the refrigerated display. They also have a place in the Farmer's Market on 3rd Street, but it sounds like it sells baked goods. Not sure how the sausages stack up against the specialty places mentioned above.

        2. Have you tried Macalls lamb merguez? My favorite in town in a nice lamb casing. Great with lentils.

          1. Buy some at Huntington Meats in The Original Farmer's Market at 3rd & Fairfax, they make a variety of sausage and I have never had a bad one!