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Oct 27, 2004 07:36 PM

Butcher in Nassau County, LI?

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Looking for a new butcher, anyone know a clean, good butcher with lots of turnover, in nassau county? Live in Forest hills, and the choices in Queens are bleak, and would like to not always have to go to the city all the time. Thanks for any help!

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  1. When I lived in Nassau county, I always had good luck at Iavarone Brothers in New Hyde Park. They were great both for everyday meat shopping and special orders. I understand they have expanded significantly since I have moved away (several more stores), and I don't know if that has affected the quality, but they are definitely worth a try.

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    1. re: Shawn

      I second that! I go Iavarone BROS in huntington li there are ones in maspeth , middle village , also they are opening one in wantagh not only do they have great meat they have great prepared food,imported products. go on their web site. great prepared sauces too

      1. re: panzo

        They are also in the strip mall along Union Turnpike in Lake Success.

        1. re: Peter Hirdt

          That's what I meant by the New Hyde Park location. A short trip from Queens, too.

          1. re: Shawn

            Thanks for the suggestions. I also posted on the outer boroughs board, and mostly was told to try Iavorone and Ottomanelli to which I have been. Will try the few suggested here, and report back. I have been to the Iavorone in New Hyde Park, but their breasts are not as fresh as the places in the city I shop. They used to be better years ago, before they enlarged--at least in their butcher dept.
            Thanks for the help!!

            1. re: Janie

              D'Agostino in Flushing too. Excellent meat. I forget their address. You could probably look it up.

        2. re: panzo

          Just noticed that there is one opening up in the Cherrywood Shopping Center in Wantagh on Wantagh Ave

          1. re: Eileen

            I worked in the one in Maspeth and now work in Wantagh...Been working form them for 3 years, it's a great place...

        3. re: Shawn

          Iavarone's also has a store in Queens (Maspeth? Middle Village?). I forget. Check it out.

        4. Fairway in plainview long island has a great meat section. Great fish produce there ,fish, bread .What you would get in manhattan

          1. Whole Foods in Manhasset, although expensive, has excellent meat and chicken. The produce is also top quality.

            1. I used to live in Rego Park & now live in Nassau county. It's quite a trek to make to go from Forest Hills to LI for a good butcher. I would think that there would be some good ones closer to you. I know there is a Karl Ehmer on the service road of the LIE, before you get to 188th St (if you were heading east from F.H.'s). I would think there would be one closer to you than even that one...good luck.

              1. Pellegrino in Floral Park is excellent...on the pricey side, but worthwhile.

                I second the Fairway mentions.