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where to buy guanciale in nyc?

ukitali Feb 17, 2009 11:57 AM

I'd like to make Bucatini all'Amatriciana for dinner tomorrow but have no idea where I can get guanciale (or pancetta if need be) by the pound. I really don't need a lot, just a slice or two. Are there any places in Manhattan that will definitely have it?

  1. kayu Feb 23, 2009 07:06 AM

    Biellese's is probably the best guanciale I've bought in a store. It'll cost you somewhere around $18-20 for a jowl, but it keeps really well. Not that it needs to because you'll start putting it in everything.

    Do let us know how Rosi's is. I (and probably many other CHers) haven't tried it yet...

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      jgradieoakes Feb 18, 2009 02:02 PM

      Todaro Bros in Murray Hill

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        jgradieoakes Feb 18, 2009 02:01 PM

        Murray's at Grand Central, Fairway on the West Side, Eli's on 2nd Ave on the UES as well as the Vinegar Factory.

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          craig_g Feb 18, 2009 01:17 PM

          Murray's Salami in the Grand Central market has it. You have to buy it buy the whole of half piece; a whole is about 3/4 pound, a half about 3/8.

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            Hurner Feb 18, 2009 10:07 AM

            Buon Italia in Chelsea Market.

            Buon Italia
            75 Ninth Avenue
            New York, NY 10011

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              MustLoveFood Feb 18, 2009 09:26 AM

              Salumeria Biellese on 29th and 8th has an amazing selection. They actually produce all natural, no preservatives, 100% berkshire charcuterie. They sell wholesale to most restaurants in the city, but I'm sure you could snag a piece.

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                EVchickadee Feb 18, 2009 05:41 AM

                might be too late now but i'm pretty sure dean & deluca in soho has it. it might not be the cheapest place but they have a great selection of italian meats.

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                1. re: EVchickadee
                  ukitali Feb 18, 2009 07:08 AM

                  Salumeria Rosi should work. I'll check it out during lunch today. Thanks everyone.

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                  FriedClamFanatic Feb 17, 2009 01:37 PM

                  Isn't Hog Jowl a close cousin? You might be able to find that, at much lower prices.

                  If not locally, I think Berger's Smokehouse will mail order them

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                  1. re: FriedClamFanatic
                    Cpalms Feb 17, 2009 04:18 PM

                    salumeria rosi on the UWS has it....i bet the murray's cheese salami place has to...

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                      MMRuth Feb 17, 2009 05:32 PM

                      I think that Hog Jowl is uncured - the guanciale is cured. I usually buy mine on Arthur Avenue, but as other posters have mentioned, Di Palo carries it. I'm pretty sure that Citarella does not, fwiw.

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                      esyle Feb 17, 2009 12:53 PM

                      I recently saw it at one of the purveyor's in the Grand Central Marketplace. Sorry, can't remember the name, but it was on the right as you walked from the inside towards Lex. Also, at Agata Valentina on the UES if that's better for you.

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                      1. re: esyle
                        kobetobiko Feb 17, 2009 12:59 PM

                        Murray's Salami at GC definitely carries it.

                      2. roxlet Feb 17, 2009 12:25 PM

                        They have it at Fairway,

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                        1. re: roxlet
                          ukitali Feb 17, 2009 12:42 PM

                          Hmm, love DiPaolo's but it maybe a bit out of the way. Also, I think Salumeria Biellese only sells large pieces if I read right on their website.

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                            pokechop Feb 17, 2009 12:48 PM

                            convenience ≠ good

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                          aravenel Feb 17, 2009 12:16 PM

                          BierKraft in Park Slope carries it for sure, I've bought it there twice. Not in Manhattan obviously, but if youre desperate. Plus, great beer selection :)

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                            Yaqo Homo Feb 18, 2009 04:08 PM

                            Blue Apron in Park Slope carries it as well; I pity Manhattan-dwellers for their lack of decent mom-and-pop cheese and charcuterie shops.

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                            pokechop Feb 17, 2009 12:08 PM

                            Di Paolo's Fine Foods in New York 200 Grand Street (212) 226-1033 - Little Italy.

                            D&D, broadway.

                            http://www.salumeriabiellese.com/inde..., 8th av.


                            1. c oliver Feb 17, 2009 12:06 PM

                              DiPalo's in Little Italy will definitely have it/them.

                              1. Den Feb 17, 2009 12:06 PM

                                I would call Italian Wine Merchants on E. 16th Street (212.473.2323). They run the salumeria for Babbo and s/b able to tell you where to get it.

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