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Food Envy: Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors’ Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder Sandwich

We’ve been eating and drinking a lot at Time Out Market New York, and now we’re dishing on some of our favorites

Written by
Bao Ong

Welcome to Food Envy, where we’ll highlight different dishes from Time Out Market New York that we think you’re going to love—partly because we do. This week, Pat LaFrieda’s slow roasted pork shoulder sandwich steals our hearts (and stomachs).

When New York chefs are looking to source meat for their menus, chances are they’re looking for one celebrity butcher: Pat LaFrieda.

Whether it’s steaks, burgers, sausages or hot dogs, LaFrieda is the go-to for many restaurants. After all, the nearly 100-year-old Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, started by LaFrieda’s grandfather, supplies choice cuts to all kinds of spots, from casual NYC pizza joints and Shake Shack to Michelin-starred temples of haute cuisine. These days, you can feast on some of his greatest hits at our very own market.

While the Brooklyn native meat master may be known for burgers, there’s a lot more to feast on at Time Out Market New York’s location of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors. We’d recommend the slow roasted pork shoulder sandwich ($14). Between a crusty baguette you’ll bite into tender slices of succulent pork topped with melted provolone cheese and deliciously bitter broccoli rabe.

Another bonus? We found the sandwich to be filling but not as heavy as some other lunch options. Pair it with some sweet potato tater tots ($5), and we understood why LaFrieda is the king of meat.

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