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Sliced to order bacon in Lower Westchester

Pat Hammond Dec 4, 2006 11:52 PM

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. Marge RE: Pat Hammond Dec 4, 2006 11:56 PM

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

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      JMF RE: Marge Dec 7, 2006 02:58 PM

      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
      718-456-8100

      Queens
      185-24 Horace Harding Expy
      Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
      718-463-4800

      70-03 Myrtle Avenue
      Glendale, NY 11385
      718-821-1334

      48 So. Ocean Avenue
      Patchogue, NY 11772
      631-289-3448

      36-08 So. Merrick Road
      Seaford, NY 11783
      516-781-7800

      2022 Saw Mill River Rd.
      Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
      914-962-3202

      Conneticut
      Danbury, CT 06810
      6 Federal Road
      203-744-3950

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        Pat Hammond RE: JMF Dec 7, 2006 08:23 PM

        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.

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          Marge RE: Pat Hammond Dec 7, 2006 11:02 PM

          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.

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          MarkD RE: JMF Dec 25, 2006 04:19 PM

          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.

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        RichK RE: Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 12:21 AM

        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.

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          dolores RE: Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 12:13 PM

          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. Pat Hammond RE: Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 02:39 PM

            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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              Pat Hammond RE: Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 04:38 PM

              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.

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              cteats RE: Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 03:39 PM

              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.

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                dolores RE: Pat Hammond Dec 5, 2006 04:47 PM

                Pat Hammond, they used to be where the bagel store is now, across from Blessed Sacrament church. I think...that may have just been a pork store and Karl Ehmer was somewhere else. At any rate, they're both gone from New Rochelle now.

                cteats, I forgot about the Pork Store in PortChester. I don't remember seeing bulk bacon but it makes sense that they would have it. Their wursts are wunderful!

                1. adamclyde RE: Pat Hammond Dec 6, 2006 02:33 PM

                  Try Crisfields Meat Market in Rye. I'm guessing they would do it. They have great meats and I've been able to get them to custom order and custom cut lots of different cuts. If they don't have it on hand, I'm sure you could order it the day before and they'd custom cut it for you. Heck, you could probably order the whole belly if you like.

                  Finding the place is a bit of a mess, but it's a great butcher shop.

                  I still need to try the pork store in PC.

                  - Adam

                  ************
                  http://www.crisfields.com/

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                    Boswell RE: Pat Hammond Dec 6, 2006 02:37 PM

                    If you're ever in Tarrytown, the Portuguese bodega Casa Victoria on Main Street has slab bacon, sliced to order, rind still on. While you're there, get some Portuguese-style prosciutto (presunto). Both are bargain priced.

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                      griffinj RE: Pat Hammond Dec 25, 2006 05:03 PM

                      Not sure if there are any Balducci's in lower Westchester or not. There is one on Rt. 1 in Greenwich. They typically have several different slab bacons by the slice.

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