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Where can I get pork belly, pork femurs, beef drippings, and all the other things good butchers should have?

NateFrentz Nov 8, 2010 04:33 PM

I called a bunch of butchers and markets today and they all but laughed at me for asking for these things. Anybody know where I might pick these things up without having to make an order of 20 pounds worth? Drippings might be a stretch outside of England, but pork belly really shouldn't be this hard to get... Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places (I'm still new to Pittsburgh).


  1. c oliver Jan 31, 2011 07:36 AM

    I just stumbled upon this thread while reading something else. Do you have any Latino markets in your area. We have one and they butcher whole hogs and cows so I can buy ANY part from nose to tail. It's fascinating place to visit. Beef lips anyone? :)

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      NateFrentz Dec 7, 2010 04:10 PM

      I found fresh pork belly at Wholeys

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      1. re: NateFrentz
        Rick Dec 8, 2010 09:13 AM

        I always forget about Wholey's for meat! I do buy my fish there pretty often, but always seem to walk right past the meat section.

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        Rick Dec 7, 2010 11:37 AM

        Try Strip District Meats in the Strip District, they seem to have a pretty large selection.

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          shellbellc Dec 7, 2010 08:44 AM

          Try some of your chinese restaurants or markets, they almost always have or can get pork belly.

          1. pashibaboy Nov 9, 2010 09:21 AM

            Try asian supermarkets in your area, most carry pork belly. Most of these markets do their own butchering.

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