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Jun 19, 2003 04:41 PM

Where to find ostrich meat

  • b

Dose anyone out there know where I can find fresh ostrich meat in the Bay Area?

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  1. i would try polarica... they have amazing stuff

    1. k
      k. gerstenberger

      "We also have buffalo, ostrich and venison. And in addition to the products on display, we can order special requests."

      Berkeley Bowl strikes again. Get ready for a long line unless you can hit them at opening and win the sprint to the checkout lanes.

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      1. re: k. gerstenberger

        I buy ostrich and buffalo at Berkeley Bowl, but you really have to hit them at the right time (ie, not 5 pm on Sunday) and the ostrich has been stocked much less regularly than a year ago. I haven't asked why.


        1. re: JB

          I just got back from the Bowl (not too bad in terms of lines at 5:30 PM on Thursday). They have ostrich (leg meat, for $6.99/pound). Also ground ostrich patties. But both are frozen, not fresh.

      2. Polarica definitely carries ostrich. I'm not sure if you can purchase less than 10lbs at a time though. Here's a link. You can give them a call.


        1. I've purchased both ostrich and emu, frozen, at Oliver's Market in Cotati in Sonoma county. Call the meat department to see if it's in stock.

          1. You can find it in Chinatown, if you look around. Within the past week I passed one of the butcher shops on Stockton Street that was advertising ostrich, kangaroo and other meats sliced for hotpot.

            There was a place on Clay Street called the "Golden Ostrich" which featured a variety of cuts of ostrich, and had an adjoining restaurant featuring ostrich dishes, too, but alas it closed a few months ago.

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