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Looking for Offal in Charlotte

PalmettoHarp May 21, 2012 02:52 PM

I've seen a couple grocery stores sell beef liver from time to time, but I'm looking for a more reliable source that has this stuff pretty regularly.

Do any of the butcher shops in the Charlotte are carry tripe, beef heart, pork livers, etc?

I'm near Ballantyne in South Charlotte, so I'm going to try The Meat Market after work, but am not expecting to find exactly what I'm looking for.


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  1. carolinadawg RE: PalmettoHarp May 21, 2012 04:57 PM

    Have you tried Compare Foods or Super G Mart?

    1. GodfatherofLunch RE: PalmettoHarp May 22, 2012 05:26 AM

      I think your answer lies in the Mexican butcher shops in town. Compare and Super G as dawg said should be good. Other wise it will offal hard to find. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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        kathleen purvis RE: PalmettoHarp May 22, 2012 05:46 AM

        Grand Asian also would be a good place to try. They have quite a variety. But since you're in the Ballantyne area, have you checked in with Vic at What's Your Beef just to see what he can do for you?

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          hazardnc RE: kathleen purvis May 22, 2012 06:21 AM

          I know Windy Hill Farm sells beef, lamb, pork and chicken livers and hearts. http://www.windyhillfarmnc.com/Produc...
          You can get tripe at any Mexican carniceria

        2. lynnlato RE: PalmettoHarp May 22, 2012 11:02 AM

          The Meat Market has some offal in the freezer. I've bought foie gras there (frozen, individual slices). But you'll get more variety and better pricing at Compare or Super G as the others have suggested.

          What "exactly are you looking for"?

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            PalmettoHarp RE: PalmettoHarp May 22, 2012 02:20 PM

            I can hit up Compare Foods or some of the Mexican carniceras on my way home from work. I'm also going to take a look at What's Your Beef since it's right around the corner from me. The website looks pretty encouraging.

            Thanks to all of you for your replies! I appreciate the links too.

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              lynnlato RE: PalmettoHarp May 22, 2012 04:47 PM

              Vic @ What's Your Beef likely won't have anything in-house, but could order it for you.

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              phalanxausage RE: PalmettoHarp Jun 5, 2012 02:58 PM

              There's a Polish grocery in Pineville I've been meaning to hit up. I've been wanting some sweetbreads lately, as well as some good kidneys.

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                billyjack RE: phalanxausage Jun 11, 2012 11:36 AM

                FYI for anyone wondering, the Polish grocery is called Zygma and its on Polk St. (South Blvd) in a little strip next to Delicias Colombianas. Excellent little store with very friendly proprietors.

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