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Dec 26, 2011 01:19 PM

Where to find tongue near Palo Alto?

Hello! I used to buy cow tongue in San Jose at the International Food Bazaar but haven't seen it in any shops since moving to Palo Alto. Does anyone know where I can find it in the area? Thanks!

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    1. Polina, there's an Oakmont Produce store at the corner of Moffett and Central AVE in Mountain View. I noticed they had veal tongue last week; haven't been by this week to know if they still have it or if there were other tongues available. (This was not in the butcher area, it was in the fridge with sausage, etc.)

      I'll soon sound like a broken record on this place, but this place is totally worth a visit--even got fresh sugar cane for a dollar and a quarter--yep, all seven feet of it.

      good luck!

      1. If frozen is ok, the Foods Co market off Woodside Rd. in Redwood City usually has it.

        1401 Broadway St
        Redwood City, CA 94063Store:
        (650) 366-5546

        1. I don't know if all Costco's have them, but I've seen them at the South SF location on El Camino. I'm not sure if they have it all the time or on occasion.

          1. Old Creek Ranch at the California Ave Farmer's Market in Palo Alto has it - all year market on Sunday - frozen - grassfed - they also usually have lamb and goat tongue as well.

            Sometime I also see it at El Pueblo market near IKEA in East Palo Alto - don't know where that beef comes from

            You can also order it from Whole Foods in Los Altos - I have done that before.

            3 Replies
            1. re: takuhead

              Just to clarify: Mi Pueblo in EPA (and many other locations):

              East Palo Alto
              1731 East Bayshore.
              East Palo Alto, CA 94303
              T: 650-248-2171
              6:00 am to 10:00 pm

              One of my favorite Mexican markets - very clean, great selection, very large prepared food section, like a fiesta especially on the weekend!

              1. re: RWCFoodie

                I love to shop at Mi Pueblo - super clean, excellent deli section. From time to time my Colombian husband pines for beef tongue in tomato salsa, and the meat department is my Go To spot for whatever my neighborhood butcher doesn't stock, especially tongue, oxtail, tripe (several kinds!). Just before Christmas, that's where I bought a pig's head and made my own headcheese.

              2. re: takuhead

                Fresh tongue yesterday at Lucky in Redwood City...