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Speck in Astoria or Manhattan

flooz Jan 30, 2007 02:26 PM

I had a taste of some speck on crostini (thanks to il bambino) and now i know what love is! i love this stuff. so my question, do you know of anywhere i can buy it as one would a deli meat? nicely thinly shaved by the pound? would prefer in astoria or the vicinity but manhattan will do too.

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    FAL Feb 8, 2007 02:08 AM

    Try Rosario's on 31 st and Ditmars. I know for sure that Colucchio's carry's it in Brooklyn

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      sodahq Feb 7, 2007 12:44 PM

      All Balducci's stores sell Italian Speck.

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        babar ganesh Feb 1, 2007 03:35 PM

        yeah, muncan's. broadway and near 43rd.

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          joekarten Jan 31, 2007 06:31 AM

          muncan's on bway in astoria.

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            flooz Jan 31, 2007 06:22 AM

            i haven't been to any of the above so i might have to treck out to each and give it a go. there's a salumeria on 30th Ave in Astoria that i can't remember the name of, do you think they might have it? what about the place under the N train off Ditmars?

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            1. re: flooz
              quentinC Feb 5, 2007 02:20 PM


              I was in Tony and Dave's (the store you are referring to) on 30th ave near 35th street. They carry imported speck for around $11 a pound.

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                flooz Feb 6, 2007 05:40 AM

                thanks so much quentinC! i haven't been trecking out in the cold for fear of not finding it. now that you have a definite on Tony and Dave's i'll have to check it out.

            2. Dogstar Jan 31, 2007 05:45 AM

              For a Manhattan source it is hard to beat DiPaolo.

              1. Striver Jan 31, 2007 04:40 AM

                Harlem Fairway always has speck, cut to order at the deli counter, although I prefer to get mine at Mike's Deli on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx.

                1. Monkey Man Jake Jan 31, 2007 03:58 AM

                  Speck is a marvelous thing, yes! Sorriso sometimes has it; have you ever been to that Italian place in Chelsea Market? They *always* have it. They also have callebaut chocolate for 5 bux a pound.

                  1. Astoria Lurker Jan 30, 2007 05:58 PM

                    Try Sorriso on 30th ave and 44th street.

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