Specialty meat market?
Anybody knows where I can buy sweetbreads, calf's lungs, calf's brains? I've had these in several restaurants in this area...I'm sure, there are meat suppliers who sell these types of meats. Thanks.
The H Mart (i go to the one at Gallows and 29) has the widest selection of unusual animal organs/parts that I've seen in any store. Though I think they're typically pig parts. Might be worth calling.
The large market building in the Florida Avenue Market (roughly 6th and Florida, NE) has a very wide variety of vendors who have unusual meats and cuts. Many immigrants shop there for goat, halal meats, offal, etc. not commonly available in supermarkets. It's also a good place to purchase in large quantity.
Try some of the vendors in the wholesale market itself. Many will sell retail. There are Asian, Hispanic and other products.
A good butcher shop may be willing to special order them for you although it is increasingly hard to find such shops.
I wonder if you could get it, or at least order it, from the Springfield Butcher. Here's an article about meat markets in the DC area w/ an address and phone number for the Springfield Butcher:
If you're willing to travel, there's a good chance that Ayrshire Farm would have some, too.
I know that i saw that wegman's in maryland have sweetbreads, not sure that the ones in virginia do.