Gallery: Market Tours: Faicco's Pork Store, the Village's Source for Italian Meats and Imports Since 1900

Storefront
Storefront

Faicco's opened on Thompson Street in the Village in 1900, and in the 1940s relocated to the space on Bleecker.

Cacciatori
Cacciatori

Faicco's produces several kinds of dried and fresh pork sausages on site.

Sopressata
Sopressata
Dry Pork Sausage
Dry Pork Sausage

Available in sweet and hot varieties.

Pork
Pork

True to its name, Faicco's offers a number of cuts of pork in its meat case. Here, pernil, or pork shoulder.

More Pork
More Pork

One of Faicco's specialties is its housemade braciola, right, a cut of pork pounded thin, sprinkled with herbs and rolled up with cheese, to be served braised.

Fresh Sausage
Fresh Sausage

Eddie Faicco says that the store's fresh sausage is one of its biggest-selling items, especially in the summer, when customers pick up a coiled sausage, like the cheese and parsley variety, for grilling.

Fresh Mozzarella
Fresh Mozzarella

Made in-house and available fresh or smoked.

Cheeses
Cheeses

Faicco's sells a variety of hard aged cheeses whole or grated, such as pecorino and locatelli romano.

Burrata
Burrata

Faicco's imports Italian burrata, fresh mozzarella with a milky center.

Prepared Foods
Prepared Foods

The store's homemade dishes such as baked ziti and eggplant parmesan are big sellers. "People still want a home-cooked meal—they just don't have the time to cook it anymore," says Eddie Faicco.

Rice Balls
Rice Balls

Fried arancini, plain or with prosciutto.

Stromboli
Stromboli

The store makes a number savory breads filled with eggplant, spinach, or broccoli rabe.

Ricotta and Meat Sauce
Ricotta and Meat Sauce

Items like fresh cheese and housemade sauces make it easy for customers to prepare quick meals at home.

Polenta
Polenta

Quick-cooking polenta can be served loose or cooled, cut into pieces and grilled or fried.

Dried Legumes
Dried Legumes

Dried fava beans can be used to make a simple stew that's often served with bread before a pasta course in Italy.

Arborio Rice
Arborio Rice

Essential to preparing good risotto.

00 Flour
00 Flour

00 flour is milled super fine, and is often used to make delicate fresh pasta.

Sea Salt
Sea Salt

Imported from Sicily.

Canned Fish
Canned Fish

Sardines and anchovies are incorporated into many Italian dishes, such as pasta puttanesca, in which anchovies are cooked into a red sauce base.

Chestnut Cream
Chestnut Cream

For a sweet tooth, chestnut cream is excellent folded into a crepe or dolloped on vanilla ice cream.