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Apr 19, 2011 10:24 AM

Chopped LIver

Hi All!

Any ideas for me? I'm looking for the best chopped liver in the Boston area. I would love to find it on the South Shore, but I'm pretty positive that's not happening.

We're talking the kind our grandmother used to make, chopped chicken livers with real chicken fat. No offense to the vegggies out there. We like mock chopped liver, too!

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  1. I started a thread about this not too long ago. I haven't had the time to get to any of the delis mentioned.

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      1. re: Boston_Otter

        Read your thread. So it's S & S I guess... that's quite the hike from the South Shore... Pitcher of schmaltz at the table! Never saw that, growing up (but it sure was in the chopped liver!).


        1. re: goldiloxnbagels

          The Globe also did something on chopped liver recently, but didn't get out to Arthur's which is my favorite. I don't think its any harder to get to from the South Shore than S&S, though.

      2. Isn't this a case where it's easy enough to do what grandmother did -- chop your own liver?

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        1. re: FoodDabbler

          Ordinarily, yes. But I'm having a post-Passover seder for 30, and the amount of work invoved is staggering. So I was just hoping to grab a container somewhere...

          1. re: goldiloxnbagels

            I had chopped liver from the Butcherie in Brookline, and it was almost as good as my mom's. They're not open today. I've had good luck with the chopped liver from Roche's, and they're in Quincy.

            1. re: goldiloxnbagels

              I've had very good chopped liver from Savenor's as well.

          2. I bought a nice container at Berezka last week. It's more of a pate, very finely mixed. Not how grandma made it but really good

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            1. re: 9lives

              Right-o. My grandma's was less like a pate, too. You could actually see the pieces of egg in hers She used one of those turn-crank meat grinders to do it! I used to sit and watch as the eggs and livers wormed, spaghetti-like, out of the meat grinder. It gave it the perfect consistency!

            2. They have awesome chopped liver (Yiddish in-law approved) at the deli counter at Bazaar on Cambridge Russian grocer in Allston.

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              1. re: mmocpi

                Thanks! Will it check it out, as Jewish in-law approved! : )

                1. re: goldiloxnbagels

                  also like Bazaar, very similar

                  Savenor's on Charles also makes their own around the holidays..not as finely ground as the Russian places; but more what I grew up with.

              2. You might try Alba Deli in Quincy. They have a chopped liver salad on their menu that has been getting high points, so maybe they can accomodate.

                Alba Deli
                1085 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

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                1. re: Pegmeister

                  Will do! Just checked out the Website for Bazzar, recommended by mmocpi -- looks great! I had no clue where I was going to get whitefish, until I saw that!