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Nov 16, 2009 01:40 PM

Where to get Irish-style Bacon in Central Jersey?

I've been craving Irish- or English-style bacon lately. Does anyone know where to get this in the greater Princeton area?

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  1. A few years ago, there was an Irish store located in the shopping center next to AMC movie theater in Hamilton but I don't know if it is still there. They kept a small fridge and freezer stocked with such things. You just missed the Irish festival in Smithville, NJ - my husband loaded up on his favorite childhood Irish candies there. If you can wait one month, we have friends arriving from Ireland and they usually bring some goodies over. I'm wondering if the Dublin Square Pub in Bordentown serves any Irish breakfasts or they can at least tell you local sources. Good luck - I love my in-laws fry ups for breakfast but we'd have to head back to Dublin!

    Dublin Square
    167 US Highway 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505

    1. Well, there's Irish bacon and then there's Irish bacon! In this country, a lot of people consider Irish bacon to be synonymous with Canadian bacon and back bacon. From what I've read, however, this is not true.

      In any case, there are numerous discussions on Chowhound about real Irish bacon. Here are two that may be of some help. Note the comment in one of them that McCarthy's Tea Room in Bethlehem, PA sells Irish bacon. Nice day trip this time of year or wait a couple of weeks and visit during the pre-Christmas celebrations.

      If you're OK with Irish-style or English-style bacon, you can probably find these at local upscale supermarkets near Princeton.

        1. re: Tapas52

          There is a Polish deli in the Trenton Farmers Market that has it!

          1. re: 2ndToNone

            Check your local Shop Rite.Some of the stores do carry an imported line.When I find it , I buy a few packs and freeze it.

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          1. Check Whole Foods in Princeton, I think I saw some Irish bacon in their "fussy bacon" section last week. Also, there's an Irish shop in Bridgewater mall called Bridget's that definitely sells (frozen) Irish bacon, sausage, as well as black- and white- puddings.