Buying great charcuterie in San Diego
Anyone know where I can source some good charcuterie around here? Most of the restaurants seem to either make their own or buy online. I'm talking some cured sausages, prosciutto, speck, etc. Nom.
Tender Greens has a charcuterie plate every day that consists of three types of house made salami (generous portions), three slices of house made country-style pate, pickled onions/peppers/olives, pepperoncin, and garlic ciabatta breadi. For $11, it's hard to beat.
Can't remember all the items on their charcuterie plate, but 3rd Corner in OB hit the sweet spot with their version about a year ago. Don't know if it's on their every day menu or not.
Mona Lisa Market has a good selection of prosciutto (domestic and Italian) as well as very nice salumi (mortadella, cappicola, soppresata, etc). Throw in some of their octopus salad, roasted peppers, olives, and provolone and you might not have a traditional French charcuterie but you'll have a good start on a proper antipasti course.
IMO nothing beats Fra Mani, but you can order La Quercia online which is handy. My ex-husband always sends us a big LaQ selection at Christmas and for a few days I forgive him everything. Around town, the house-made options are tasty onsite, but imo still amateurish in comparison with Fra Mani and LaQ.
How about "Meat Man" who sells at 4-5 of the farmers markets?
I haven't tried many of his cured products but everything I've tried of his is good.
In order of preference:
Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano
K&B in Del Cerro, $23 for some cheap ass bologna. Also by far most expensive. Have not been there for a year or so, and no plans to go back.