Faicco’s Pork Store: Gathering Savory Intel in Greenwich Village

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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.

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Faicco’s packs a lot into their small Bleecker Street storefront, including grab-and-go red sauce Italian food like parm, roast beef and pork, arancini, fried ravioli and more. They also have 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.

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Still, they did have more than enough to sustain me for breakfast and the plane ride back to LAX. My Chicken Cutlet ($9) sandwich featured crisp crusted filets of dark meat, dark, sporting a light batter and right from the fryer. They layered fresh, springy mozzarella and house-made pesto on sesame-studded hoagie bread.

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Homemade Prosciutto Bread ($3) was chewy and nearly bagel shaped, but with no space in the middle. They filled the lopsided roll with a garlicky mince of salumi that packed a whallop.

Since we don’t live in New York City, and considering they didn’t have the lauded sausage rolls, we’ll have to consider our first visit to Faicco’s more of a fact-finding mission.

Address: 260 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014

Faicco's Pork Store: Gathering Savory Intel in Greenwich Village

260 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014, USA
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