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Where to buy beef heart and tongue?

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

    1. 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. 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. 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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          1. re: shoo bee doo

            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...