Where to buy beef heart and tongue?
I moved here from Germany and miss eating heart and tongue. I have seen it a couple times here and there, but would love recommendations where I can get good quality at a reasonable price.
Always interested in finding other German / European goodies, especially rye bread, so all tips are welcome.
After living in Germany for 4 years, I grew to love the German breads also. I usually get a sourdough rye found in the freezer at both Mississippi Markets in St. Paul. I think they're made by Dimpflmeyer in Canada, but have ingredient specifications from the French Meadow bakery in Minneapolis.
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Here's a link to Dimpflmeier. When you see it in the coops, it does have the French Meadow packaging. I think their specifications are that the ingredients be organic and raised a certain way. Of course, there are about 6 or 7 varieties - even Leinsambrot. Good luck.
I don't know where you are located in the Twin Cities, but on the St. Paul side, there is a number of Asian supermarkets which offer a variety of -- er, variety meats. For example, Dragon Star (Dale and Minnehaha) seems to sell every part of the cow but the moo, and a lot of it is fresh-packed as far as I can tell (not frosted over several times because it's traveled more than a Delta frequent flyer). Ha Tien on University in St. Paul also seems to have a decent fresh-meat selection. El Burrito Mercado in West St. Paul sells tongue (lengua) for sure; maybe other variety meats as well.
As for good rye breads, I'm sure there are bakeries which fill the bill, but I'm not a bakery-goer. I'll let others make recommendations. For stores,I would recommend Kramarczuk's just north of downtown Minneapolis (on Hennepin; the neighborhood referred to as "Nordeast") and, on the St. Paul side of town, Kowalski's has a decent selection of imported breads (if my memory serves) and the Kiev Market sells Russian/eastern European breads largely imported from Chicago, but I've tried some and they are good, IMHO.
Let us know what you find!
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107