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Aug 16, 2007 03:43 PM

Pork Shoulder Emergency - Which Butchers Carry It?

Just hit the Whole Foods on Houston to buy (uncooked) pork shoulder for a party I'm having this weekend and they say none of their stores carry it. Where can I buy pork shoulder in NYC? Downtown butcher counters preferred. Thanks!

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  1. Flying Pigs at the Union Square Farmer's Market. Check with them to see when they are there

    1. I think almost all big grocery stores that sell fresh meat in Chinatown carry pork shoulder.

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      1. re: kobetobiko

        the unboned is a great deal too, and most chinatown butchers carry that, quite inexpensive at around $1.59 a pound or so. almost too inexpensive!

      2. Ottomanelli's on Bleecker always has it. I just bought a 8lber on the bone a couple of weeks ago.

        1. I had a pork shoulder emergency last summer - compounded with the problem that many butchers in NYC are closed on either Sat or Sun or both in the summer. And often tough to get bone-in. There is a butcher near Bloomingdale's - on Lex in the low 60s I think that carries them or can get for you next day. I ended up ordering mine from the butcher in Chelsea Market...

          1. Why Faicco's Pork Store on Bleeker, of course. Far superior to Ottomanelli's down the street...and quite a bit cleaner, too!