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Where can I find scrapple in NYC?

cimui Jul 12, 2008 12:22 PM

We're not that far away from PA. It seems like it ought to be easy to find, here!

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    kobetobiko Jul 12, 2008 12:47 PM

    Hi cimui,

    Telepan's brunch has a dish called coddled eggs with scrapple and collard and it was delicious the time I tried! However, I am sure it isn't really the true version of scrapple (which I have not tried before). It is still worth a try!

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    1. re: kobetobiko
      cimui Jul 12, 2008 02:45 PM

      ah, i know i can always trust you to have the answer to life's most difficult dining dilemmas. :) thank you.

      if anyone knows where to find it retail, as well....

      1. re: cimui
        MMRuth Jul 12, 2008 02:53 PM

        I have this vague sense that I might have seen it at the USQ farmer's market last Saturday, but can't swear to it! I'll keep my eyes open for you though. My family is originally from SW PA and my dad loves the stuff, but I still remember the smell from my youth when my mother somehow procured some for him. So, when I see it, I'm immediately taken back!

        1. re: MMRuth
          cimui Jul 12, 2008 03:52 PM

          thanks for your eyes, mmruth. i just recently discovered the joys of scrapple after getting horribly lost in PA. i stopped in a minuscule small-town gas station for directions and in the back of the station was a cafe / restaurant emitting the loveliest smell of what turned out to be frying scrapple. breakfast there was the highlight of my trip.

          i was just at usq market this morning and didn't see any--but there are many, many things that a short person walking through a crowd of tall people can miss.

          1. re: cimui
            DaveCook Jul 12, 2008 06:09 PM

            Here's the sign to look for at Union Square Greenmarket, at the Oak Grove Plantation stand:


            1. re: DaveCook
              MMRuth Jul 12, 2008 07:16 PM

              Oh good - I'm glad my recollection wasn't a mirage!

            2. re: cimui
              JungMann Jul 14, 2008 05:20 AM

              The scrapple at Oak Grove is kept in the big freezer on the side. I think you wouldn't notice unless you opened the freezer door because, iirc, the sign is on the inside of the freezer. The first scrapple I ever bought, however, was right in our 'hood at Western Beef.

              1. re: JungMann
                cimui Jul 14, 2008 12:20 PM

                really!! western beef is the most ghetto fabulous supermarket, but sometimes it really does amaze me. (it also has high quality, inexpensive produce.) this is a perfect tip, jungmann -- thanks.

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        kathryn Jul 12, 2008 03:07 PM

        Alias also used to serve it for brunch; not sure if they still do.

        For retail...

        Not sure if any of the stores listed actually carry Arnold's brand scrapple, though.

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        1. re: kathryn
          cimui Jul 12, 2008 03:54 PM

          well if worst comes to worst, i can order it online, it looks like. thanks, kathryn.
          i should learn how to make this stuff.

          1. re: cimui
            scoopG Jul 12, 2008 04:24 PM

            Cimui - here's a link to a recipe:


            Arnold's is Philadelphia Scrapple - I've had scrapple in Bucks County and folks there have told me the Philly version is slightly different from "theirs" as well as the Lancaster version. Next time at that gas station cafe be sure to try Pork Roll - another PA favorite!

            1. re: scoopG
              cimui Jul 12, 2008 05:18 PM

              that recipe is disconcertingly similar to one i just used to make my dog's liver birthday cake -- but if it tastes half as good as the stuff i had in the PA gas station, i'm willing to try it. :) i am much obliged.

          2. re: kathryn
            D...DF Jul 12, 2008 09:59 PM

            I also thought of Alias. Technically what they serve at brunch is called Goetta. I didn't love it. The menu explains that it's some kind of Ohioan (Cincinattian maybe?) take on scrapple.

            1. re: D...DF
              johnnyappleseed Jul 13, 2008 12:06 AM

              Yup, Alias has it as well as Egg in Williamsburg.

          3. ChefJune Jul 12, 2008 10:56 PM

            Do you want to order it in a restaurant or buy some to cook up at home?

            You can buy some at the Union Square Greenmarket, Wednesdays or Saturdays, from High Hope Hogs / Oak Grove Plantation (the double tent with green and white roofs) near the southwest corner of the park in the new configuration of the market.

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              cimui Jul 13, 2008 07:18 PM

              thanks, hounds. great tips, as always. let me know if there are any other sightings -- esp. retail sightings -- please!

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                claritsa Jun 8, 2013 07:04 AM

                I buy scrapple at the farmers' market at Union Square. There's a stall there that has freezers with pork products along side their vegetables.

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