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Nov 20, 2010 11:04 AM

Where to buy Ham in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

Hoping you guys could help me out with this. The past couple of years we've purchased a Kansas City ham from QVC as an "extra meat" for the holiday table. It comes smoked, cooked, presliced, with glaze. You basically heat it for 45 min with the glaze and it's good to go. Our T-giving hosts have requested we bring one to their house this year. Problem is, it's too late to purchase and have it shipped from QVC. Anyone know where I could get a great quality similar product in Manhattan or Brooklyn? I figured Fairway might have it but thought I'd ask here before making the rounds. thank you!

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  1. if anyone has any clue it would really help me out! thanks.

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    1. re: giftergirl

      try Ottomanelli's

      Ottomanelli Brothers
      1549 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. re: boredough

        thanks boredough! which one is the "real" one or do they have multiple locations? i called the one on york ave and they carry sprial cut smoked hams.

        1. re: giftergirl

          I always thought the original "real" one was the shop at 1549 York (@82nd) - and since it's the first one listed on their website, I think I may be right. (The address that appears on my first response was not my doing.) There's also a shop on Amsterdam at 79th and one in Flushing. Good luck!

          1. re: giftergirl

            I was under the impression the "real" one is the one on Bleecker - Ottomanelli and Sons - at least (nearly) everyone there is actually named Ottomanelli. Not that "real" or "original" much matters. But I can vouch for Bleecker St's quality, at least - they're top-notch. Whether they have pre-glazed hams or not, I dunno, though.

            That aside, it's a fairly common holiday item. I suspect most of the major supermarkets have them - try Whole Foods, etc. Heck, I think I saw them at the Pathmark down by the Manhattan bridge the other day.

            Ottomanelli and Sons
            285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

            227 Cherry St, New York, NY 10002

            1. re: sgordon

              Since the website does not mention the Bleecker St facility, I was curious enough to phone. There are in fact 2 families - the first shop (Ottomanelli Brothers) opened on York @82nd; an Ottomanelli cousin started Ottomanelli & Sons and runs/owns the Bleecker St shop. Just an FYI.

      2. The Polish butchers on 2d Avenue? Florence Meat Market?

        Florence Meat Market
        5 Jones St, New York, NY 10014

        1. You might try Schaller & Weber @ 82nd & 2nd. Call first -

          Schaller & Weber
          1654 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

          1. I actually saw them at Target's (in Flushing) but there's one in Manh on the east side. They were only $1.99/lb. Probably cheaper than most butcher places in the city. Can't vouch for quality as I have not had them. I used to get them from Harry and David and they were excellent...come to think of it, I think there is a Harry & David STORE in Manhattan. You can try them.

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            1. re: wadawada

              many thanks for all the responses! i went to otomonelli on york & 82nd yesterday and picked up my smoked spiral sliced ham complete with package of glaze, ready to be heated for 45min on thanksgiving day. it looks very similar to the one i had gotten from kansas city steaks so hoping the quality is the same or better. price was $5.99/lb. (i purposely shyed away from the supermarket ones since i don't really know ham so i was looking for one as close to the one i previously had).