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Fresh Poultry in LA?

Henry2054 Jun 30, 2007 10:15 AM

I'm looking for a place to get fresh poultry, esp. Duck. Most places seem only to have frozen duck. Any suggestions?

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    danikm Jul 6, 2007 12:47 PM

    I would also investigate some of the farmer's markets. I believe there are purveyors of fresh poultry at the farmer's market's in both Hollywood and BH.

    1. Mr. Roboto Jul 2, 2007 10:07 PM

      C.A.L (aka Calf. American Live) POULTRY (Chinese: 華美雞場)
      8932 E. Garvey Ave.
      Rosemead, CA 91770
      Tel: 626-288-3512

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      1. re: Mr. Roboto
        SIMIHOUND Jul 5, 2007 04:44 PM

        I googled CAL POULTRY and came up with this site which lists a few places local and not so local. I am thinking about getting a fresh chicken myself.


      2. gaylenwaydelich Jul 2, 2007 09:54 PM

        Slavkos in San Pedro on Pacific ave. Call ahead. Make sure to pick up some of the fried potaoes.

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          TomSwift Jun 30, 2007 04:47 PM

          There are two places on Broadway in Chinatown, one is Superior Poultry on the east side of the street, the other is on the west side and I don't recall the name. Both are good sources for fresh poultry. When I first went to Superior for chickens they gave them to me in a plastic bag, which was warm. Stupid me, I thought the warmth meant that the birds had been sitting around without refrigeration. When I asked, they told me that the birds had been slaughtered just minutes before. Whether true or not, they were the most flavorful chickens, and I got the feet for stock to boot.

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          1. re: TomSwift
            therealbigtasty Jun 30, 2007 06:49 PM

            Those places are soooooo good for that.

            I'm serious. For the price, it's the best tasting bird you'll ever get.

            1. re: TomSwift
              justagthing Jul 1, 2007 02:44 AM

              Yum, I love chicken feet!

              1. re: justagthing
                therealbigtasty Jul 1, 2007 12:41 PM

                And if you get a duck, don't forget the delicious duck fat you can render for potatoes!

                1. re: therealbigtasty
                  Dommy Jul 2, 2007 12:37 PM

                  Exactly! The Chinatown Birds are PERFECT for that... we cooked one for the first time... and comparing to the fancy frozen ducks we'd get at Whole Foods, the Chinatown Ducks had this whole other layer of FAT!!


                  1. re: Dommy
                    therealbigtasty Jul 4, 2007 10:45 PM

                    Those Whole Foods Ducks are nothing against the Chinatown ducks. I like this thread a lot because I've been shouting about the poultry down there to anyone who'll listen. It's especially good if you're interested in using the whole animal and not having someone else clean it up for you. When I go there I usually get two ducks and remove the fat in the body cavity and end up with about a cup of rendered fat! Tasty stuff.

                    You should also try the old Hens there as well. They are very tasty when cooked nice n' slow.

              2. re: TomSwift
                slacker Jul 2, 2007 01:05 PM

                They did slaughter it a few minutes before they placed it in your hands.

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                justagthing Jun 30, 2007 02:04 PM

                My grandpa use to get fresh poultry in Chinatown, but not sure if it is still there. In Long Beach, they just opened up a place for fresh poultry last year.

                1. roxhills Jun 30, 2007 10:40 AM

                  Farmes Market Poultry at the Farmers Market (fairfax/third). I think that is what the other poster is referring to as well. Speak to Julio.

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                    bad nono Jun 30, 2007 10:39 AM

                    you can order fresh duck at the poultry stand (not Puritan, the other one) at the Farmer's Market at 3rd & Fairfax. It's expensive but very good.

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