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Where to buy beef heart and tongue?

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dauer523 Nov 13, 2011 05:03 PM

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.

Thanks!

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    shoo bee doo Nov 14, 2011 06:12 PM

    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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      shoo bee doo Nov 14, 2011 06:24 PM

      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.

      http://dimpflmeierbakery.com/breads-r...

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      steve_in_stpaul Nov 14, 2011 04:01 PM

      Welcome!

      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!

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      El Burrito Mercado
      175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107

      1. mitch cumstein Nov 14, 2011 02:11 PM

        I think that Everett's consistently has both in the freezer in the very sw corner of the store.

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        Everett's Foods
        1833 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN

        1. LiaM Nov 13, 2011 05:17 PM

          The Seward Co-op usually has beef tongues and hearts frozen and occasionally fresh at $1.99 per pound.

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