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!
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.
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.
There is frozen ox tongues at Ottomanelli's on Bleecker. It's at the back freezer so you have to ask to get one. Extremely delicious after it's cooked as I believe it's black angus tongue!
There are also frozen veal tongues at Deluxe Food Market in Chinatown. They are in the frozen section (with doors).
I have seen fresh veal tongues at Citarella's. But I don't think they are always available. Better call to ask first.
And if you want lamb tongues, there is a vendor at Union Square Farmer's market who carries it, but you need to call them ahead of them so they will bring it to you.
Union Square is the way to go here if you want fresh tongue, and to be perfectly honest, it's SO easy to make tongue that it seems silly to me to buy one cooked. And they're cheap--you'll pay $6/lb at the most, while delis will charge you over $10/lb.
Lamb: 3-Corner FIeld, no need to call ahead.
Beef: Amazin' Angus, call ahead
Pork: Flying Pigs, call or email; they don't have them often