Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Jul 13, 2009 03:48 PM

Where to buy tongue?

Hi - does anyone know where I can buy a tongue (not sliced deli tongue)? Near midtown east would be great but anywhere in NYC (or even online) would be helpful. Thanks so much!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. You might try Schaller & Weber on the UES - worth calling.

    1. hit up the latin american markets - no need to go all pricey gourmet if you're going to prep it yourself

      1 Reply
      1. re: madkittybadkitty

        I'm pretty sure that Casablanca carries it, up on E. 110th Street.

      2. I'll assume you want to cook it yourself. If not you can buy a cooked tongue at katz's unsliced.. Back in the day any kosher butcher would have cow's tongue for sale , I have heard much of the cow tongue is being shipped to japan.

        1 Reply
        1. re: foodwhisperer

          That's good to know - I have some recipes that I want to try that call for cooked tongue.

        2. I think the closest option would be one of the halal butchers on Lexington in the 20s. I purchase tongue on the West Side at Western Beef.

          1. i live about an hour outside of the city - was on a grocery run and was curious and guess what, wal-mart sells tongue. big whole tongue with what looks like random membranous things still attached.
            i know there's no wal-mart in NYC, but i would really go to a latin supermarket. try food bazaar in brooklyn.