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ISO...turkey parts...in LA County

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I'm single and I don't have a big fridge so cooking a whole turkey at home is not my preference. After all of the Mexican regional food talk I have a hankering for Turkey.
However, I haven't found any place so far that sells reasonably priced, bone-in parts other than defrosted Legs. OK for county fair food, not for shredding into taco filling. I haven't considered Vons since they've concentrated on selling pretty, boneless, skinless, expensive cuts to Joe Yuppie and Suzy Soccer Mom.

Where do the other turkey parts go? Soon to be a new episode, narrated by Leonard Nimoy.
TIA!

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  1. Maybe I dont understand the post. I buy turkey parts-simple cut up turkey, bone in, skin on, all the time at the local markets like Von's, Albertsons, etc. It's very reasonable. Also, you can buy a fresh turkey from so many places and they will cut it up and freezer wrap it for you. See this old post and look for a link I provided in a reply I gave.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416675

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    1. I found turkey tails at Ranch King. Corner of Los Robles and Orange Grove in Pasadena.
      Or maybe thats King Ranch....

      1. Sorry to all posters, I should have titled the location 'LA - South Bay'.
        Francesca and blipontheradar, sorry, don't have a Gelsons or Ranch/King (I think) anywhere close.
        Turkey tails, egad, I was thinking a little more meat :-).
        Simihound, I'm not sure I believe you about 'pre cut up' turkey - as I said above, I never see it in my downscale hood in the South Bay or in my mom's super upscale one up north.
        I have to admit I often don't have the patience to wait for a busy supermarket butcher (if available) to cut up a special order.
        Thanks much for the link, it does give me a couple of local leads.
        http://www.califdir.com/poultry-categ...

        Actually, my original question was not answered completely. The legs go to discount markets. The breasts, maybe Swanson turkey pot pies or Jenny Craig TV dinners. Other ideas, anyone?

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        1. re: DiveFan

          Ralph's carries the Louis Rich line of turkey parts in their meat section and pre-cooked breasts in their ready-to-eat hot food dept. At least they do in my 2 locals.

          Of course, it wouldn't be unreasonable to just buy a whole turkey, section it yourself (what can it take, 5-10 minutes, max?), wrap it in foil and zip-locs, then freeze until you need whatever name-your-part. Would definitely be more cost-effective than buying simple parts. That's why I always take that "free-with-your-$100-dollar-purchase" turkey at Thanksgiving every year. For them parts. Gewd luck.

        2. Check out Food 4 Less on Artesia between Normandie & Vermont- North side. They usually have turkey thighs which are great for the kind of shredded end product you described.

          1. If you have a Jon's Market near you they carry legs, thighs, breasts, wings, and occasionally feet. I believe Vallarta also carries Turkey parts.