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foodie_expat Mar 30, 2007 02:42 PM

I'm looking for a place to buy Niman Ranch Bacon (or bacon of similar high quality) in the Buffalo, NY area. I've already checked the Lexington Street Co-op and 3 of the Wegman's, but no luck so far. Any advice?

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    bookgirl234 Apr 19, 2007 07:48 PM

    I was able to find it at Tops once - the one in Amherst on Maple. I picked it up because it was highly recommended by Cook's Illustrated but I wasn't that impressed. Although I love Wegmans I find they rarely have a varied selection of brands - typically it's their brand and one other. So for bacon that basically leaves you with Wegmans or Oscar Meyer.

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      adylan76 Apr 9, 2007 03:17 PM

      Try Spar's on Amherst Street (just past the Wegman's, towards Grant St). I'm unfamiliar with the Niman Ranch brand, but Spar's is an incredible independent sausage shop (mostly German / East European), and they smoke their own slab bacon, which is to die for. I hear that people travel from as far as PA to shop there.

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        jerryc123 Apr 11, 2007 05:41 AM

        I heartily second the recommendation of Spar's. Best sausage shop in Buffalo-Niagara. The smoked Hungarian sausage is out of this world. Shop early, especially on weekends, they do run out!

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        jmoryl Apr 3, 2007 12:11 PM

        Have you asked at the Globe Market on Elmwood? A long shot maybe, but they do sell a small assortment of cheese, bread, etc.

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          bobo3039 Apr 3, 2007 03:32 PM

          The Niman Ranch website indicates the Wegman's at 674 Alberta Drive in Amherst sells it.

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            foodie_expat Apr 16, 2007 08:01 AM

            I saw that too, but I think the Niman Ranch website is quite inaccurate, because I couldn't find it at that Wegman's, and there are other places that sell it (in other states) that don't show up on the Niman Ranch website. That's why I'm looking for live sightings in Buffalo.

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              jerryc123 Apr 16, 2007 08:22 PM

              I am in the retail business, and I know from experience that manufacturer's websites that list "where you can find a product" are usually wrong. The most likely culprit is that Wegmans, at one time or another, once sold SOMETHING that Niman offered, not necessarily the item in question. It is very difficult for manufacturers and distributors to keep their website updated every time a retailer adds or drops an item from stock. Always call ahead to verify something you've learned on a website.

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            foodie_expat Apr 16, 2007 07:59 AM

            I always eat lunch at the Globe Market when I pass through Buffalo, but no Niman Ranch.

          3. L_W Mar 30, 2007 03:11 PM

            Did you try Premier Gourmet on Delaware? Just a thought...their # is 877-3574

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              Howgart Apr 3, 2007 10:49 AM

              No Niman Ranch..only Nodine's

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