woodchips for smoking in Brooklyn/Queens
Where can I find larger/bulk qty of wood/chips for smoking meat? I have only seen small boxes of various species in the grocery store, but there must be a more economical source.
In two years of searching, I haven't found a more economical source in the city that's open to the public. I picked up a couple of armloads of wood on the side of a road in PA for $4. It makes me realize how insane the prices are for those little baggies of chips. Perhaps it's worth a shot to ask some of the farmers at the Greenmarkets.
i've seen wood chips at the following locations in queens
46 Ave & Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing, NY 11358
big apple bbq
149-13 14th Avenue
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone – 718.746.1212
also w/ a lic location
18 31 42nd, Long Island City, NY 11101
You might want to make sure the bags of wood being sold in NYC is pure wood and not left-over wood for furniture.
most whole foods carry them by the 10lb bag... there is a hardware store in forest hills which carries 24lb bags for 15.00 which seems to be the best i could find locally... if youre interested theyre located on metropolitan ave and 71st.
try contacting Dairyland...they serve alot of restaurants, they may sell it to you..check on line....or check with Baldors on line first, I believe they have a customer window..hope it helps.
believe it or not i have seen some at union market in park slope
754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215