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Dec 2, 2007 06:57 PM

ISO: Whole Roasted Pig

Does anyone know of any place in Chicago or the suburbs that sell whole suckling pigs?
Thank you in advance!

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  1. True suckling pigs are hard to come by. There is some kind of FDA regulation about pigs having to be off of antibiotics for a certain amount of time before slaughter that makes it difficult. But you can get a recently weaned pig. Try Zoran Lalich. He'll roast a pig (or lamb or goat) for you. I believe Sandy's Bakery and Delicatessen will also.

    Lalich Delicatessens
    4208 W Lawrence Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 545-3642

    Sandy's Bakery & Deli
    5857 W Lawrence Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 794-1129

    1. try this, let me know what is the outcome.

      Halsted Packing House
      445 N Halsted St
      (between Grand Ave & Hubbard St)
      Chicago, IL 60622
      (312) 421-5147

      5 Replies
        1. re: ycl1688

          Lalich will do it for $4.69/pd
          Sandy's at $6.65
          while Halsted packing house will only sell fresh raw pigs.
          Is there any difference in quality between Lalich and Sandy's? If not, I think we will be going for a 35 pound pig at Lalich.
          Thanks again!

          1. re: xigua

            is lalich polish deli ? how is the roast pork vs china town one ?

            1. re: ycl1688

              Both Lalich and Sandy's are Serbian delis.

            2. re: xigua

              Sorry if this reply is too late. I have had the roast pork from Sandy's and it was good, but I doubt there is any difference in quality that makes it worth $2/lb more. I have never had either one do a whole pig for me. I am sure both places would do a good job, but I think I would go with Lalich even if the prices were the same. I just like their products a little better, and they are very friendly people.

              Please let us know how it works out.

          2. La Unica sells whole pigs as well.