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Dec 3, 2010 07:01 AM

Guanciale in or around North Jersey?

I'm looking for an Italian specialty store in the North Jersey area that carries guanciale. I'm located in Jersey City and normally I'd go into NYC to get it, but I only need a little for something I'm making and don't feel like making that trip. Good imported pancetta would work too. I've been browsing the board and have found a couple of places that sound promising in the area that I might check out--Jerry's Gourmet in Englewood, Corrado's in Clifton, and Piccolo's in Ridgefield. Anyone?

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  1. If anybody would have it, it would be Corrado' first,.. I have been on a Guanciale hunt also ....Italian deli's don't like to carry things most people never heard of.

    5 Replies
      1. re: tommy

        I ended up taking a trip to Piccolo's and they do in fact carry guanciale. Really glad I ended up going as it's a great store; they were really friendly and helpful. They even somehow knew I spoke Italian. Will definitely be going back. Grazie, Filomena!

          1. re: bropaul


            If you are in the area, you may want to explore DiPalma Brothers for their restaurant and store in North Bergen and Fairview.......and Valente Bakery, also in Fairview on Anderson Avenue.




      2. re: LEOFONT

        Checked Corrado's on a trip to the Pet Food store there... NO Guanciale, probably too exotic and too upscale for that place. Fairway has it, though...