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Sep 21, 2007 10:53 AM

Where to buy a fresh duck in Seattle or Tacoma?

I'm hoping to find a fresh duck but haven't ever seen them available anywhere in the area. I know a number of places to get a frozen one, but would like to get a fresh one if possible. Am I out of luck, or do you have suggestions?

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  1. Fresh as in live ducks?

    Otherwise, the Chinese BBQ joints in Chinatown or at Ranch 99 should have them BBQed in the morning and hanging by the storefront windows. I'm sure that's as "fresh" as you can get.

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      1. re: HungWeiLo

        I don't think I'm quite adventurous enough to attempt a live duck, fun as that sounds! However, I am looking for an uncooked duck.

      2. HT Market on Aurora (10008 Aurora Ave. N) has whole ducks (head-on), not frozen. Last time I was there they ran about $12.

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        1. re: nordicfraley

          Thank you! Do you know if this is something they carry all the time?

          1. re: kkbriggs

            They usually have one or two every time I'm there, which is about once every couple of weeks.

        2. don and joe's butcher shop (behind the pig in pike place market) keeps fresh (no, not defrosted) ducks most of the time but occasionally sells out

          1. You might try University Seafood & Poultry on 47th between Brooklyn & University Wy ... they have a case of poultry at the back of the shop & I've seen ducks, capon, eggs etc in it in the past .. I'd call them to double check.