At Harlem Shambles, The Meat is Worth the Trip | Edible Manhattan

Harlem Shambles

(Photo: Scott Gordon Bleicher)

We are living in the age of the destination meat market. Along with Dickson’s in the Chelsea Market and Heritage in the Essex Street Market, Harlem Shambles is, as Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage.

Just walking into the shop, past the Slow Food snail on the door, is a trip. At 1,300 square feet, it’s the size of a two-bedroom in Inwood. The floors are polished hardwood, the design reminiscent of Victorian London, or at least Harrods food hall, and one of the staff is usually up front either carving half a hog or piping ground, spiced meat into sausage casings.

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