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Where to buy Icelandic Lamb in the USA ?

Clipper7 Jun 26, 2005 04:06 PM

I'm posting this on the international board since people here are no dount familiar with getting hard-to-find imported food items in the USA.

The best lamb that I have ever tasted - and this is no exageration - was on a recent trip to Iceland.

Does anyone know where I can buy Icelandic lamb in the United States ?

  1. k
    Kirk Jun 26, 2005 04:40 PM

    Whole Foods (in Texas, at least) carries Icelandic lamb.

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    1. re: Kirk
      clipper7 Jun 27, 2005 02:26 PM

      Thanks very much. I contacted them and they do in fact sell Icelandic lamb. However, it's only available on a seasonal basis. They'll have them in the fall.

    2. k
      K Jun 26, 2005 05:57 PM

      I'm heading to Iceland in a couple weeks. Do you have any suggestions for restaurants where you enjoyed the lamb?(or other suggestions for Reykjavik dining) Thank you, and I hope you find a local lamb source!

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      1. re: K
        clipper7 Jun 27, 2005 02:25 PM

        I've posted a separate thread with suggestions for restaurants. You'll love the place !

      2. w
        wooly1s Apr 2, 2009 09:42 AM

        You are right! If you say you don't like lamb - you haven't tried grassfed Icelandic!
        It is seasonal though...lambs are born in March and April, raised on pasture and harvested in late summer/early fall.

        We sell Icelandic Lamb in North Idaho.
        You might also try Local Harvest for listings near you, or ISBONA - Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America for local breeders. Bon Apetit!

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          glbtrtr Apr 2, 2009 09:43 PM

          I'll second your choice because I also was blown away by the lamb in Iceland, as well as the cost of a lamb dinner at a very modest little roadside restaurant in the middle of no where. Just a plate of lamb, gravy, potatoes and a vegetable for two was over $80 a few years ago. (!)

          Wonder what it costs now. And fresh Icelandic fish came in a pretty close second for fresh and delicious.

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