Where can i find Pork Belly ? Good quality and not expensive.
- lestblight Mar 2, 2011 02:59 PM
Besides fairway.. where can i get some pork belly with skin on ?
Bk Hook is selling for 8 a pound.. i will need 4 pounds to make bacon. And its not worth it at that cost.
Can anyone recommend a place?
What do you mean by "quality meat"? do you mean organic, or a heritage breed, or berkshire pork? Otherwise, the ethnic butchers are almost certainly selling pork from the same producers/suppliers as other butchers/supermarkets. And in fact, chinese butchers probably move this cut the fastest, so their pork belly may be the freshest, if that's a consideration. Otherwise, unless it specifically says organic or humanely raised or heritage breed or some such, it's almost certainly the same pork, tho perhaps cut a little differently and/or packaged a little more prettily.
If you are, in fact, looking for organic/local/humane/berkshire or some such, not sure you will find much cheaper than $8 a pound. Or not cheaper enough to make it worth your while to travel for it, perhaps.
Los Paisanos on Smith & Bergen should have it at a reasonable price. Maybe you have a friend who's part of a CSA or Coop if you're looking for relatively inexpensive organic pork belly?
Paisanos Meat Market
162 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201