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Sep 29, 2007 08:27 PM

Best Glatt Kosher Butcher in Brooklyn?

The recent pan of Pic n Pay is leading me to ask for recommendations for the best glatt kosher butcher with a good hashgacha, in Brooklyn. I usually shop in Glatt Mart, and I'm pretty satisfied, but I would like to compare it with others.

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      1. re: Bzdhkap

        Avenue P and the low easts, like east 6th maybe? it's on the same side of the street as Cake Center

        1. re: Bzdhkap

          I & D is located between East 4th and East 5th on Avenue P.

      2. Glatt Mark on Kings Highway.
        Mountain Fruit has a selection of reasonably priced meats.
        Moishes on Ave. M has a decent stock with decent prices.
        Avi Glatts selection varies, but they are larger then moishes and mountain fruit and have competitive prices, they also have some harder to find meats.

        Glatt Mart is ridiculously expensive.

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        1. re: superburns

          Thanks for the suggestions. I'm familiar with Mountain Fruit, & Moishe's supermarkets, but not with their meats.
          Where is Avi Glatt, and where on Kings Highway is Glatt Mark?

          1. re: Bzdhkap

            Avi Glatt is on Quentin Between Coney and 12? Its around the corner from the KFC.
            Glatt Mark is on Kings Highway and 11, these are estimates. I'm not one hundred percent sure but pretty close.
            Don't get me wrong. Glatt Mart has the best quality meat out of all of them. But the price is not justified.

            Moishes Meat is good when its fresh, and thay have some ridiculous sales.
            I have never gotten bad meat at mountain fruit, their chicken is really cheap .

          1. re: itreu001

            Can't seem to find it now. Maybe it was removed for some reason, but, in a recent thread here on Chowhound kosher, there was a negative comment and some feedback.

          2. The new Satmar meat store on Ave J and E. 12. The meat is very fresh and not repackaged

            1. I just saw an ad in Hewlett/Woodmere edition of the Pennysaver from Pick N Pay. They are selling Beef Rib Steaks, Beef Flanken and Beef Brisket 1st cut for $5.99 a pound. Is there ANY kosher store/butcher in Brooklyn, Queens or the 5 towns that has prices anywhere near what Pick N Pay charges. Since my wife usually does the shopping I can't swear, but my recollection is that here in the 5 towns the prices for these items are way higher, more like $10-$12 a pound.

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              1. re: MartyB

                Pic n Pay often charges really low prices for specials. They've had this one before. When you go in and look at the meat, you kinda see why its so cheap. Plus there's the questionable hashgacha, sources, etc...
                In Brooklyn rib steaks are between 9-12. I often see it for 9.

                1. re: superburns

                  I have heard people question the kosher reliability of Pic n Pay.

                  1. re: lomez

                    Kashrus aside, does Pick N Pay have any meaningful competitors or are they the cheapest boys in town.

                    I don't quite buy the "how the meat looks" line. To me most places have meats that look just about the same, only the prices differ. When a reasonably large establishment buys meat, they tend to buy mostly whole carcasses. I don't think Pick N Pay says; sell me sickly animals so I can sell it cheaply. I also don't think that they would sell "good" cuts of meat to other establishments while buying the rejects in return.

                    If you tell me that their prices are lower because they use cheap supervision, I can buy that to a point, but the price difference is too great for this to be the only reason (if it is even true).

                    1. re: MartyB

                      There is 100% a difference in the cuts of meat between pic n' pay and say I & D in Brooklyn. I stopped going to Pic n' Pay years ago once I realized that chopped meat should be red - not brown.

                      1. re: pitagirl

                        My husband and I, formerly Brooklyn residents, now drive in to shop for meat (prices are SO much lower than at Supersol). We normally head to pic n pay for chicken and the extra lean ground veal, which I love and buy a ton of for cooking. However I think the meat there is of mediocre quality. We've had some good strip steaks, but I find that generally the cuts are too thin for steaks, the ground beef has some funny "off" flavors, and the cuts for roasts, briskets etc tend to not be "high quality." If you read a cookbook that describes how the cut should look when purchased (e.g. brisket should have a fat cap, steaks should be thick enough to sear while remaining pink inside) you can see that the pic n pay has mediocre cuts at best. I find that the cuts are much better at Glatt Mart, and they will cut what I ask if I don't see it on the shelf. Never been to I&D. Also, despite the fact that I am panning Supersol, the guys will special order stuff for you and the Empire chicken tastes the same no matter where you buy it. I'd rather get it for less money!