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Faicco's Pork Store

260 Bleecker St., New York, NY - (212) 243-1974
Posted By Michael Stern on 3/11/2007 1:07:00 PM
Faicco’s is a real butcher shop. The sausage, pork shoulder, tripe, and pig skin are here cut the old-fashioned way, by hand from whole pigs. The sausage – hot or sweet, with or without garlic, cheese, fennel or parsley – is deliciously fatty and full flavored the way sausage ought to be. It is great for frying in a pan with some Italian peppers or cutting up and cooking for the top of a round-the-world pizza.

Probably the best known irresistible specialty of this century-old Greenwich Village market is arancini, which are crispy balls of risotto impossible to stop eating.

In addition to meats, cheeses, salamis, and groceries for cooking and assembling meals at home, Faicco’s makes all kinds of food that is ready to eat (although it’s up to you to find a place to eat it): hot and cold Italian sandwiches on superb loaves of bread, roast pork, eggplant parmigiana, and folded-over pizzas, known as stromboli stuffed with cheese and spinach.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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A pinwheel of cheese & parsley sausage, for sale at Faicco's.
"A pinwheel of cheese & parsley sausage, for sale at Faicco's."
Sam Meyer





Huge provolone cheeses hang in the back.
"Huge provolone cheeses hang in the back."
Sam Meyer


A tray of arancini ready to eat now or take home and heat
"A tray of arancini ready to eat now or take home and heat"
Michael Stern


Some rice balls don't even make it out of the store, they're so good.
"Some rice balls don't even make it out of the store, they're so good."
Sam Meyer


Faicco's is never empty. Italian-food fanciers come here from all over Manhattan. The butcher cases and prepared food are on the right. On the left are shelves of groceries.
"Faicco's is never empty. Italian-food fanciers come here from all over Manhattan. The butcher cases and prepared food are on the right. On the left are shelves of groceries."
Michael Stern


Now in its 107th year of operation, Faicco's is a good taste of the way Greenwich Village used to be ... and to a large degree, still is!
"Now in its 107th year of operation, Faicco's is a good taste of the way Greenwich Village used to be ... and to a large degree, still is!"
Michael Stern



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