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Where to buy Quail Eggs and Duck Eggs?

Pru May 9, 2003 09:14 AM

Does anybody know where I can purchase quail eggs and duck eggs? Ducks eggs that aren't fertilized (errr..in other words, not the duck eggs with the little ducklings inside that you can find in Chinatown).

Any help would be appreciated!

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    antvic69 RE: Pru May 9, 2003 09:50 AM

    I know Gourmet Garage carries quail eggs. There are a couple of locatiosn in the city- I know one is on 64th btw 1st and 2nd.

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      scrittrice RE: Pru May 9, 2003 10:10 AM

      I saw quail eggs last week at the Italian import store in Chelsea market.

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        ali b RE: Pru May 9, 2003 10:42 AM

        try one of the larger supermarkets in chinatown
        (especially the one in flushing if you're mobile...)

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          Pat Goldberg RE: Pru May 9, 2003 10:49 AM

          The stand at the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturdays that sells pheasants and ducks often has duck eggs. I have not noticed whether they have them every week or not.

          Pat G.

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            Giacomo RE: Pat Goldberg May 9, 2003 02:45 PM

            The Greenmarket at Union Sq is a great place for fresh duck & Quail eggs. Quattro's Farms -the place with the wonderful meats- has Pheasant, free range chicken, and Turkey Eggs, but usually not duck eggs. Not sure about Quail. If you walk toward the West side of the market you'll see a guy who works out of the back of his pick-up truck who has duck, goose, quail, etc. He has a very small booth right next to the guy selling Niagara wines.

            Other than the Market, Agata & Valentina 1st @ 79th has quail eggs. Not sure about duck.

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              erica RE: Giacomo May 9, 2003 05:32 PM

              Simchik Meats in East 50s sells quail eggs.....what do you do with them, if I might be so nosy???

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                Pru RE: erica May 10, 2003 08:16 AM

                Nothing fancy, really.

                Well, my uncle used to hard boil them and then eat them with a little salt. I might do that.

                I've been searching for more foods that I can eat for breakfast. I love to eat fried eggs on rice with soy sauce. I love sunny side up eggs with soy sauce (weird, I know). However, I'm getting a little sick of chicken eggs. So, I thought with a quail egg, I could crack it directly over a steaming hot bowl of rice and mix it in. The heat of the rice would cook it. (Although, I have no qualms about eating the quail egg raw, either.) Sprinkle a bit of soy sauce over the rice and you've got breakfast for a king with the added benefit that I'm not dirtying a frying pan so early in the morning.

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                  erica RE: Pru May 10, 2003 08:54 AM

                  Thanks!!! I also want to vary the breakfast routine..I will give those eggs a try....have you ever had what we used to call "unborn" chicken eggs????? I a sac inside the bird..all yolk..you boil them and eat with lots of salt!!!! You can find them at Union Sqaure Market sometimes at the chicken/egg place.

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                    Pru RE: erica May 10, 2003 12:37 PM

                    No, I haven't. Sounds intriguing though. I'll check them out the next time I'm at the Greenmarket.


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                Pat Goldberg RE: Giacomo May 10, 2003 10:20 AM

                I just returned from the USG, and Quattro Farms does have duck eggs today. I cannot guess how fast they sell out, however.

                Pat G.

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              ...tm... RE: Pru May 9, 2003 01:48 PM

              I've gotten quail eggs at the japanese markets in the East Village. m2m is at 3rd Ave and 11th St. and Sunrise Market is on 9th St, just east of 3rd Ave.

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                JoLi RE: Pru Mar 25, 2008 08:35 AM

                Anybody know where I can find quail eggs in the UWS?

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                  kathryn RE: JoLi Mar 25, 2008 08:38 AM

                  Does the Columbus Circle Whole Foods carry them? I've seen them at other Whole Foods locations.

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                    MMRuth RE: JoLi Mar 25, 2008 08:45 AM

                    I often see them at Citarella - may be worth a call first though.

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                      JoLi RE: MMRuth Mar 25, 2008 11:40 AM

                      Thank you! I called both Citarella and Whole Foods. Unfortunately Citarella no longer carries them. But Whole Foods do!

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                        MMRuth RE: JoLi Mar 25, 2008 11:43 AM

                        Wow - that's a drag about Citarella - thought I'd just seen them there recently. BTW - I bought some beautiful pheasant eggs at the Union Square market on Saturday - a bit bigger than quails eggs. They were rich and delicious poached on a salad for lunch that day. Huge yolks.

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                          snaporaz RE: MMRuth Mar 25, 2008 08:26 PM

                          How odd. I bought a pack of 10 at Citarella just a week ago - though they did say it was their last one. Just in case the person you spoke to was wrong, the quail eggs are usually on the 2nd floor, in the dairy cooler.
                          Further up on the UWS, Jas Mart on the NW corner of 110th and Broadway often has them, but call ahead.
                          Either way, most Japanese markets carry them, including Mitsuwa in NJ.

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                            MMRuth RE: snaporaz Mar 26, 2008 04:15 AM

                            I should add that I also saw them at various markets in Chinatown - and much cheaper than at Citarella et al.

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                          MMRuth RE: JoLi Mar 29, 2008 02:39 PM

                          FYI - Citarella on the UES had loads of quail eggs this afternoon.

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                            JoLi RE: MMRuth Apr 3, 2008 11:59 AM

                            I ended up going to Citarella anyway since I was in the neighborhood and found them! I guess the person I spoke to didn't know what I was talking about.

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                              MMRuth RE: JoLi Apr 3, 2008 12:00 PM

                              Excellent - I often find that despite my efforts to call ahead and get information at markets, what I'm told is usually wrong!

                    2. Toot RE: Pru Mar 25, 2008 12:31 PM

                      I have seen both kinds at Dean & DeLuca in the Upper East Side.

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                        Gelaine RE: Toot Mar 25, 2008 07:25 PM

                        I've seen them at Eli's Vinegar Factory. ((Quail eggs.)

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                        mslex RE: Pru Mar 26, 2008 08:03 AM

                        Dean and Deluca sells them from .60-.70 each. I love how quail eggs have so much yoke and they are beautiful.

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                          erica RE: mslex Apr 12, 2008 10:17 AM

                          Just to update: I saw quail eggs today at Buon Italia in Chelsea Market. they cost $7.99 for a dozen. I also happened to see quail eggs last weekend at a Vietnamese market in Northern Virginia where the price was $1.49 a dozen. So MMRuth's suggestion of Chinatown sounds like a good one.

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                            minkdreads RE: erica Apr 12, 2008 10:23 AM

                            Whole Foods at Columbus Circle has quail eggs in their produce section near the mushrooms and peppers. They are offered unpackaged, so you can buy as many as you need. Duck eggs are all over Chinatown. Kam Man on Canal has them.

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                              MMRuth RE: minkdreads Apr 13, 2008 04:44 AM

                              I've also seen duck eggs lately at the Quattro Farms stall at Union Square.

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                                erica RE: MMRuth Apr 13, 2008 10:52 AM

                                Yes, I bought a half-dozen duck eggs from them yesterday. $8.00 a dozen.

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