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Where can I get some good chorizo for home use 2012/2013?

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So where can I get some good chorizo for home use? Want to make tacos and such. Brand recommendations (if widely distributed) or local mexican market will suffice.

I'm in NoHo and would rather not drive more than 15 miles for chorizo.

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  1. Smart & Final...various makes and sizes, pork or beef or ?

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    1. re: wkstat

      Whatever is good. Gonna need to be more specific than S&F...

    2. Huntington Meats at The Farmers Market, 3rd & Fairfax.

      1. There should be a carniceria within 15 steps of you in North Hollywood that carries bulk chorizo. Since they make their own, just try it. It's a good sign if it look like they sell a lot of it.

        Stater Brothers makes their own chorizo from lean pork. No draining required. It's the opposite of the Carmelita chorizo , available in all the grocery stores, that comes in tubes and melts into a flourescent paste.

        In Baja Mexico, small supermarkets will have various chorizo sausages hanging from the ceiling. These are good too, but I haven't seen those around here. It's probably against the health code.

        1. Vallarta Markets makes their own.

          1. el mambi in glendale.