Faicco’s Sausage Shop (Intermediate A), 260 Bleecker St, right next door to Murray’s Cheese Shop below.
As the name implies, this is the place to come for your Italian-style deli meats.
And other key Italian ingredients.
I had the Italian Special sandwich (with Prosciutto, ‘Cappy’ (Coppa) Ham, Soppressata, Mozzarella, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Red Peppers, phew!) which was pretty damn good (B+).
It was way too much for one though so a lucky tramp got the other half.
On a recommendation I had a bottle of Manhattan Espresso Soda which was better than I thought it would be (B).
Murray’s Cheese Shop (Intermediate A), 254 Bleecker St, www.murrayscheese.com, right next door to Faicco above.
A temple to cheese with an impressive range of varieties on offer, and a multitude of other exotic deli items.
I tried the ‘Murray’s Melt’, basically a toasted cheese sandwich on plain white bread. It involves a secret recipe apparently (B). Back home we would add a bit of Henderson’s to make it Yorkshire Rarebit but I couldn’t detect any added sauce.
Other places nearby I wanted to check out but didn’t have the time or stomach space are Kesté Pizzeria www.kestepizzeria.com at 271 Bleecker St and Pasticceria Rocco www.roccos.nyc at 243 Bleecker St.