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Oct 21, 2011 01:38 PM

Fresh Tripe Retail?

I would like to make tripe stew. I have never purchased tripe. Any suggestion on good quality places?

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  1. Most asian and mexican supermarkets have tripe, e.g. Ranch99, Lucky Seafood, Pancho Villa, Northgate etc. It really depends where you are living.

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    1. re: honkman

      Perfect. All the same on freshness.....or is that relevant?

      1. re: dbwave

        Northgate has 2 meat counters and turns their product pretty quickly.

        1. re: dbwave

          It's the same as buying meat - look and smell to find out if there are any issues with it. Every supermarket can have good or bad quality meat. We bought chicken thighs recently at WholeFoods which looked good but smelled like they were stored in ammonia