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goat meat anywhere to be found?

Sue Streitwieser Oct 20, 2004 07:06 PM

We're just back from a cooking adventure in Zakynthos. Greece. We fell in love with stewed goat, the adult, not the kid, which we found too boney and less flavorsome. We're in Berkeley, but are willing to go to great lengths. The butcher at Piedmont Market (who used to raise goats) thought there may be a Mexican butcher in Concord. Can you help? Many thanks...

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    Melanie Wong RE: Sue Streitwieser Oct 20, 2004 07:12 PM

    Besides Mexican butchers (carnicerias), fresh goat can also be found at halal meat markets. There should be some near you in Berkeley, Fremont, etc.

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      MargotB RE: Melanie Wong Oct 20, 2004 07:21 PM

      I am pretty certain there is a halal market/butcher near the afore mentioned Mexican grocery, on San Pablo the other side of University. If you head down University, it's north on San Pablo, left side, about 2-4 blocks. You can try googling halal and Berkeley or CA.

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        Robert Lauriston RE: MargotB Oct 20, 2004 07:47 PM

        That's Indus Foods.

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          jasmurph RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 20, 2004 10:58 PM

          I just want to second Indus. I've bought goat there.

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            Mariam RE: jasmurph Oct 23, 2004 03:48 AM

            yea indus is great! goat meat is good there, so is all the other meat as well.

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      Melanie Wong RE: Sue Streitwieser Oct 20, 2004 07:15 PM

      Just remembered that the Mexican market on San Pablo off University over by Priya (the Indian restaurant) has a good size meat counter. Don't recall the exact name, maybe Mi Rancho? Might be worth a call.

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        ericf RE: Melanie Wong Oct 20, 2004 07:25 PM

        There are two Mexican markets on that block, Mi Rancho and Mi Tierra. Mi Tierra definitely has a meat counter; I have not wandered around Mi Rancho at all and can't say what they have there.

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        Robert Lauriston RE: Sue Streitwieser Oct 20, 2004 07:18 PM

        No need to leave Berkeley. I buy goat from my favorite halal butcher, Indus Foods on San Pablo a block and a half north of University. Try the lamb, too, great value.

        Good prices on all sorts of other eats from Muslim countries: olive oil, pomegranate molasses, lebne, ajvar, Turkish pepper paste, etc. etc.

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          grocerytrekker RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 17, 2007 06:17 PM

          Is Indus Foods different from Halal Food Market?

          (As posted in General Topics)
          A lady at my bank told me that the Pakistani restaurant Kabana offers good goat curry as weekend specials. Also, you can buy goat meat at Halal Food Market (San Pablo & University), freshly delivered on Wednesdays. (Possibly some other day too, but she wasn't sure about that.)

          Halal Food Market
          1964 San Pablo Ave
          Berkeley, CA 94702
          (510) 845-2000

          A review of Kabana from a while ago: (it mentions goat curry)

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          katy RE: Sue Streitwieser Oct 21, 2004 12:46 AM

          you might also try ranch 99 in Albany. I saw some goat meat there today. It's been frozen and then cut into big joints.

          1. Paul H RE: Sue Streitwieser Jan 17, 2007 06:23 PM

            Marin Farms has been selling goat meat at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market the last few weekends.

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              bong RE: Paul H Jan 18, 2007 08:31 PM

              "Marin Farms has been selling goat meat at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market the last few weekends."
              Do you know if it's fresh or frozen?

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                Paul H RE: bong Jan 18, 2007 10:43 PM

                I don't know, but would assume it is fresh. I'll ask next weekend.

            2. bbulkow RE: Sue Streitwieser Jan 17, 2007 07:04 PM

              Farther afield, there's a samoan bodega in Menlo Park on Willow near the Mi Rancho mexican market with a small sign in the window saying they can get fresh, whole goat on a few day's notice.

              Could be an adventure.

              Asian-pacific market
              850 Willow Rd, Menlo Park

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                Robert Lauriston RE: bbulkow Jan 18, 2007 06:54 PM

                There are a bunch of halal butchers / grocery stores around San Jose, some of which probably stock it regularly.


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                bong RE: Sue Streitwieser Jan 18, 2007 08:45 PM

                Here are some of the places I have personally bought goat meat from:

                * Chavez Supermarket, in Sunnyvale
                Of all the places I have bought goat meat from, this has been by far the best.

                * Bangla Bazar, Sunnyvale
                Quality -- not bad.

                * Rose Internal Market, Mountain View
                The goat meat over here used to be really good quality until about 2-3 years back, when it went downhill. I havent bought goat from them in a while, so dont know if they have improved or not.

                * Fresh Meat Seafood Market, 2704 Mission St, (at 23rd St), San francisco
                Quality -- Not bad

                * Belmar-La Gallinita Meat Market, 2889 24th St (at Harrison), San Francisco
                Quality -- not bad.

                All of these places sell frozen meat. I am yet to find a local places selling fresh goat meat.

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: bong Jan 18, 2007 08:49 PM

                  I get fresh goat at Indus Foods in Berkeley.

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                    bong RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 19, 2007 07:07 PM

                    Thanks Robert, will give Indus Foods a try...

                2. Mission RE: Sue Streitwieser Jan 19, 2007 06:35 AM

                  Dougs BBQ in Emeryville has goat on the menu.

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                    rworange RE: Mission Jan 19, 2007 06:48 AM

                    No kidding (heh). Have you tried it? It might move Doug's up on my 'to try' list.

                    Even a 2004 topic has value.

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Jan 19, 2007 06:51 PM

                      I wanted to try the goat, but they were out, which I hear is often the case.

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                    SonomaCountry RE: Sue Streitwieser Jan 26, 2007 02:56 PM

                    Go to the Housewives Market in Old Oakland- one of the butchers there has it.

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