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Where to Buy Duck Breast

peachblossom Jul 24, 2006 06:47 PM

Where can I buy duck breast in a store? I want to buy some good duck breast because my husband loves duck. I know you can buy it on-line but I'd prefer to get it fresh somewhere in the peninsula or south bay.

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    OldTimer Jul 27, 2006 01:48 AM

    I saw them at Costco Novato, in the poultry section. While I get duck from Sonoma poultry, I thought the price was right for fresh duck, if you don't mind the work involved. Not long ago I priced duck breasts at various markets in Marin, and was shocked at the prices. If you get 2 breats and two legs from a $8.00 duck, you are doing OK.

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      jflesh Jul 27, 2006 01:23 AM

      Bi-Rite on 18th St had duck breasts in their raw deli case a couple days ago, but I do not believe these are a standard item -- I'm in there at least 3 times a week and
      don't recall seeing these regularly.

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        MikeW Jul 26, 2006 05:22 AM

        Golden Gate Meat at the Ferry Building has duck breasts. They usually have two different kinds.

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          peachblossom Jul 25, 2006 11:44 PM

          Do you remember which Costcos you saw this at? All the costcos I've been don't seem to have any. What section should I look in?

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            OldTimer Jul 25, 2006 03:25 PM

            I noticed that some Costcos are carrying fresh duck in the poultry case...about $1.75 lb, I recall. If you want to accumulate a lot of fat for confit of wings and legs, good cheap way to aquire duck breast. By the way, I usually buy a batch from Sonoma poultry, cook, and shrink wrap with Food Saver. Keeps refrigerated for about a month...no loss of flavor or texture. Duck freezes well.

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              Janet Jul 25, 2006 06:13 AM

              The Village Market on Broadway Terrace in Oakland.

              1. RWCFoodie Jul 25, 2006 04:59 AM

                Have you tried Crystal Springs Fish & Poultry in San Mateo?

                1. The Chowhound Team Jul 24, 2006 10:52 PM

                  Note: the digression on uses of duck fat has been moved to the Home Cooking board, here:


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                    OnceUponABite Jul 24, 2006 07:30 PM

                    Whole Foods, the one on the corner of Franklin & California.

                    1. anna Jul 24, 2006 07:19 PM

                      I've been able to get them at the Andronico's on Irving by Funston.

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                        rootlesscosmo Jul 24, 2006 07:06 PM

                        The meat counter at the Portola Drive Mollie Stone's (formerly Tower Market) sometimes has it. But usually I order ducks and duck parts from Sonoma Poultry Co.


                        and they deliver; there's a shipping charge, so I order a bunch, like 16 leg-thighs, 5 lbs. of duck fat (for confit), a couple of pounds of gizzards for stock etc. Jim Reichert is a nice guy and there's something very appealing about answering the doorbell to find the Duck Truck (as I now think of it) has arrived.

                        1. Robert Lauriston Jul 24, 2006 06:51 PM

                          Draeger's. You might want to call first, this time of year it might be special-order.


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