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Feb 27, 2013 12:41 PM

Where to get merguez in NYC?

I'm looking to make a Moroccan-type recipe that calls for merguez and I'm having difficulty finding it. Any tips on where I could buy merguez in Manhattan would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Citarella. Bought it there a few weeks ago. It was quite tasty.

    424 6th Ave
    New York, NY 10011
    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

    1. Union market. I hear Pinos Prime Meats, but have never been. Union Mkt is good, I have used it for a tagine type dish.

      1. Salumeria Biellese, really good! You can buy it at their store at 378 8th Ave or at any of the many purveyors they sell to. Their store closes early so it can be tough to shop there.

        1. Merguez are not truly Moroccan but Algerian/Tunisian. Just like couscous, a typical Berber food from Algeria. Good merguez are a blend of mutton and beef. Unfortunately those you find in NYC are mostly made of beef only. A decent merguez (beef only) can be found in Astoria at Bidaoui 24-19 Steinway or Nassem 25-65 Steinway which are both Moroccan butchers...

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          1. re: froggio

            Excellent merguez at Union Square Greenmarket, from a vendor there on Saturdays along the west side of the market. Made from lamb.

            1. re: erica

              that's where i get mine (Un Sq Greenmarket lamb vendor)...they have several kinds (Tunisian, etc)...

              Flying Pigs has a pork-version which i've liked too...

              1. re: Simon

                I bought Tunisian merguez from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm on your and erica's recommendation. Really, truly, very delicious.

                1. re: JungMann

                  Glad you liked!

                  Catskill seems at the top of their game these days...i recently had the lamb sausage w/ garlic scapes and it was delicious too...

              2. re: erica

                Good to know... how's the price?

            2. Flying Pigs at the Brooklyn and Manhattan green markets has great sausages!