Some establishments prove all too easy to bypass. Growing up, we’d always walk by Faicco’s Pork Store on the way to John’s Pizzeria, which was our go-to pizza spot at the time. Years later, it took a friend telling me about their sausage rolls to motivate a mission to the 110-year-old butcher shop and deli.
Faicco’s is a Greenwich Village institution that Sorrento native Edward Faicco founded in 1900 and son Joseph relocated to its current location in the 1940s.
Grab-and-go red sauce Italian food includes Parm, roast beef and pork, arancini, and fried ravioli. The business also sells snacks like olives, carry Parisi bread and present tantalizing coils of house-made sausage. Unfortunately, they only have my friend’s favorite item – sausage rolls – on Saturday. Too bad, since the combo of sausage, Parisi dough, Parmiggiano-Reggiano and ricotta sounds amazing. Still, they did have more than enough to sustain me for breakfast and the plane ride back to LAX.
Since I don’t live in New York City, and considering they didn’t have the lauded sausage rolls, I’ll have to consider my first visit to Faicco’s more of a fact-finding mission.