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Dec 4, 2006 11:52 PM

Sliced to order bacon in Lower Westchester

I thought that most large market delis would have slab bacon to slice from, but I was wrong. I'd like to be able to buy a few, up to 6, slices of thick cut bacon. Any hope?

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  1. Whole Foods in White Plains sells slab bacon by the slice at the butcher counter.

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    1. re: Marge

      The quality at Whole Foods for their bacon was terrible. I bought it several times and when I got home noticed it was slimy and turned. I complained several times and the past few visits I noticed they didn't carry bacon anymore. I don't know if that is temproary or not but my last visit was a few days ago.

      I would go to Fairway at 125th St in Harlem. It's right off the southbound 125th street exit on the Hudson River Parkway. I got some great bacon there recently.

      Try local Italian pork stores. This places carries one type of decent slab bacon.
      A&S Italian Pork Store
      1789 Central Park Ave
      Yonkers, NY 10710
      (914) 337-2550

      Zuccarellis Deli does NOT carry slab bacon but I thought to include the info anyway.
      321 White Plains Rd
      Eastchester, NY 10709-2808
      (914) 961-6990

      In Queens Monya and Misha on 108th St and 63rd carries around 4-5 slab bacons, most are imported, including a double smoked one. I have tried all their types and they are really great.
      6446 108th St
      Forest Hills
      (718) 459-0180

      Karl Ehmers makes a fantastic low sodium/nitrite bacon that is great. Also a really good Irish Bacon. The nearest Karl Ehmers to Westchester, now that the New Rochelle branch has been closed for five years is Queens or Yorktown Heights.

      Karl Ehmers NY Locations
      Queens- Factory and retail store
      63-35 Fresh Pond Road
      Ridgewood, NY 11385

      185-24 Horace Harding Expy
      Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

      70-03 Myrtle Avenue
      Glendale, NY 11385

      48 So. Ocean Avenue
      Patchogue, NY 11772

      36-08 So. Merrick Road
      Seaford, NY 11783

      2022 Saw Mill River Rd.
      Yorktown Hts, NY 10598

      Danbury, CT 06810
      6 Federal Road

      1. re: JMF

        Thanks very much! I should find myself in striking distance of one of those spots, eventually. Interesting what you had to say about Whole Foods.

        1. re: Pat Hammond

          Yes, it is interesting about the bacon at Whole Foods--I purchased it there once a few months ago and did not have a problem. The last time I got slab bacon by the slice was a few weeks ago when I had the occasion to travel to the "Big City" on Metro North--there is a wonderful German charcuterie in the Grand Central Station market which had thick, smoky bacon by the slice.

        2. re: JMF

          I would guess that the reason the Whole Foods bacon gets such bad reviews is that it may be a "nitrate (nitrite?) free" variety. Cured meats without nitrates is just not a great idea.

      2. Find a Karl Ehmer's. It's their own bacon and they will slice it for you. I know there's one in Yorktown Heights, another in Danbury and plenty out on the Island.

        1. No kidding? Karl Ehmer slices bacon? They're gone from New Rochelle, are they still in White Plains? I bet not.

          I dare not venture to Whole Foods, their parking makes my teeth hurt.

          1. They're prices make my teeth hurt! But my daughter goes, and I'll have her pick up some bacon for me. Karhl Ehmer once was in New Rochelle? Shoot, that's just down the street! I'm relatively new to the area, and don't know the name, but it sounds good. I'm also going out Mt. Vernon way to scout around. Thanks, all!

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            1. re: Pat Hammond

              I wonder about Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. There's a good meat market I've been in a few times, but I wasn't looking for bacon. Then there's the big market too.

            2. Try the Pork Store in Port Chester. They used to do it, although I haven't been there in a long time.

              Pork Store
              Address: 359 Willett Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573
              Phone: (914) 937-2512

              Also, a big second to Ehmers ... they have great products.