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Where can I purchase Pulque? Preferably a store but a restaurant is fine.

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  1. My grandmother always got our pulques at a Kosher butcher, but with them so hard to find, likely a good supermarket that stocks Empire or other chickens. My wife just gets regular store name pulques and fleegles now...we don't keep Kosher (I still stick with breasts...less fat on the white meat).

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    1. re: MoxieBoy

      I'm confused; does pulque have a meaning other than the milky, foamy beverage made from fermented agave in Mexico / C.A. ?

      1. re: Veggo

        Veggo, You mean pulque, the drink that is pre Columbian made from the same plant as tequila. Moxie means legs, pulkes is Yiddish for legs. I've never heard of pulque being available anywhere outside Mexico. I'm dying to try some, so if you get it, please share your source (if legal).

        1. re: MOREKASHA

          M, thanks for the clarification.I'll assume the poster spelled correctly and is referring to the beverage and not poultry. I am not aware of any that is bottled for export. It is disappearing even on the Mexican scene. There is some nice small batch home-brewed around Jalisco where the cacti farms are, and some on Baja Sur. When I have occasion to enjoy it in the Yucatan, it's because a truck driver transporting regional artifacts from Michoacan or Guerrero, or produce from Guanajuato, has stashed a few jugs aboard.

          1. re: Veggo

            I've heard that they're canning the stuff for export, but I've not seen it.

            1. re: Veggo

              @veggo - Where in Baja sur have you found it?

              1. re: pulpo

                From a vendor by the dock in Pichilingue near La Paz. I have not tried the canned stuff for comparison to small batch home brewed, but then I have not seen it anywhere for some time.

            2. re: MOREKASHA

              Though over a year old, I find it so funny that Moxieboy thought the OP was using the yiddish word for chicken legs. Was he serious or making a joke?

        2. yes, i mean the fermented agave drink. mmmmmm

          1. i found some cans at Mexico 2000 under the JMZ on Broadway in Williamsburg!!!

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            1. re: subinai

              How recently? Looks like last year?

              1. re: pulpo

                You can usually find the cans at Tulcingo, on the taqueria side, on 10th Ave in Hell's Kitchen.

            2. I found some a few months ago at the Mi Buella Puebla II grocery store in Elmhurst. But call first since I only saw a few cans on hand. Get some tacos or cemitas while you're at it (I go for the goat tacos or the barbacoa de chivo on weekends). Good looking sausages and marinated meats too.

              Mi Buella Puebla II
              78-02 Woodside Ave
              Elmhurst NY
              718.651.0995

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              1. re: Joe MacBu

                I bought some today at Mexico 3000 in Williamsburg under the JMZ station

              2. I heard a rumor that they're opening a pulqueria where Doyers Vietnamese restaurant used to be in Chinatown..

                1. is pulque that good? I saw them at my pinata place around 88th and roosevelt... they had a bunch of flavors. what's good about it?