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Where can I buy fresh pork bellies?

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jbentley4 Jan 8, 2009 06:11 AM

Any ideas - particularly on the North Side? Thanks!

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    ferret Jan 8, 2009 06:32 AM

    I suspect Paulina Market could hook you up (or at the very least direct you to someone who can):

    http://www.paulinameatmarket.com/

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      phr208 Jan 8, 2009 11:25 AM

      Hmart in Niles

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      deesher Jan 8, 2009 11:41 AM

      The Peoria Packing Company has fresh pork belly for about $1.29/lb. The pork belly at Paulina is frozen. Peoria Packing is located at 1300 W. Lake Street.in Chicago. The phone number is 312-738-1800.

      1. nsxtasy Jan 8, 2009 04:53 PM

        You could also try calling the butchers recommended in previous discussions of the best butchers in the Chicago area:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/561594
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/380774
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/477536

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          citywayne Jan 12, 2009 02:47 PM

          Argyle St. grocery stores too.

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            EvanstonE Jan 12, 2009 07:33 PM

            Grant Park Packing, 842 W. Lake. I've got two fresh pork bellies in my basement refrigerator that I bought their on Saturday for some pancetta I'm making. I don't think there's a pig part that they don't stock.

            Here's their website http://www.grantparkpacking.com/

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              jbentley4 Jan 15, 2009 01:09 PM

              Thanks for all your input!

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                CristiD Jan 15, 2009 10:31 PM

                If you're way far North then try Morse Fruit Market just west of Sheridan...I was just there today and saw it...don't remember the price though...

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