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Butcher Block

Our Tip Irish specialty store with imported cookies, jams, and other tinned goods alongside a hefty butcher counter of black pudding, boiling bacon, and more.
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Market Tours: Irish Ham, Boiling Bacon, and Black Pudding at The Butcher's Block in Sunnyside, Queens

Market Tours: Irish Ham, Boiling Bacon, and Black Pudding at The Butcher's Block in Sunnyside, Queens

On a quiet side street off Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, Queens, there's a cartoony wooden cutout of a maniacally gleeful butcher (with unnaturally blue eyes), grasping a red cow. Then you notice the shamrocks painted on the window behind him. And the bold red letters hinting at other treats inside: boiling bacon, corned beef, black and white pudding, rashers. Welcome to The Butcher's Block, one of NYC's few Irish grocery stores.

Your NYC St. Patrick's Day Irish Food Itinerary

Your NYC St. Patrick's Day Irish Food Itinerary

St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th, which means that whether or not we actually have Irish ancestry, we get to pretend to be Irish anyway. One of the best parts? Planning where to eat. We've looked back at our favorite pot pies, fish and chips, and corned beef—traditional Irish and otherwise—to tell you where to get the best.