26 July 2011

Yorkville's Hungarian Meat Market Felled by Fire

Just found out that Yorkville's wonderful Hungarian Meat Market has shut down, victim of a fire that broke out on June 17. Didn't see much about this in the news. "Due to an unfortunate fire accident, our store on 2nd Avenue is temporary closed!," reads the store's website. "We are going to reopen after the remodeling of the store, probably around September."

The store is on 81st and First, a living reminder of the big Hungarian population that used to crowd Yorkville around 79th Street. It traces its history back to the 1950s, though it doesn’t look very old. You can get your Tirol salami, Csabai smoked sausage, and Szekely Goulash here, as well as authentic Hungarian paprika.


upstate Johnny G said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that they reopen!!! It's one of my all time favorite indie purveyors on the UES!!!! I would say their wurst is the best, 'cept I'm not sure wurst is in the Hungarian preserved meat lexicon.

Dennis said...

Only one minor comment: the store was (is) on Second Avenue and 81st.