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Crab cakes at East Village Cheese

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Well I have to admit that I'm a HUGE crab cake fan and while out shopping for ingredients to make my own signature crab cakes, I noticed EVC selling decent size little buggers for $2.45. Always trying to compare with other fabrications, I decided to put my batch on hold and try out the EVC variety.

I started with 2 tbsp of lard from East Village Meat Market and fried them up in a ripping hot cast iron pan and boy did they turn out great! Deep crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

Now a question for you other CHers: anyone know where these cakes are from? I would imagine they are sourced locally just as a lot of their other fresh products are (read: not commercial packaged).

I'm thinking at that price, why bother making my own? They taste almost as good as the ones I make and provided they are using decent quality crab meat, I can just buy them fresh when I want them without having to make huge batches and freeze them.


East Village Meat Market
139 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

East Village Cheese
40 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I've always wondered if those crab cakes were any good. Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely give them a try next time I'm in EVC.