I'm looking for a market that carries game birds, specifically grouse and/or partridge. Something in Oakland, Berkeley, or San Francisco would be ideal, but anything in the Bay Area would be great...thanks!
Preferred Meats (restaurant supply, web retailer, and brick and mortar warehouse somewhere in Oakland that you can pick up web orders at) probably has some. Polarica (similar company, warehouse down near Bayshore in San Francisco) probably also has game birds and seems to have slightly better prices.
Bryan's in Laurel Village (California at Laurel, San Francisco) often has guinnea hens and rabbits, so I bet if you called them they might be able to get other unusual game for you with a little notice. Golden Gate Meats in the Ferry Plaza is a similar story--call ahead a few days.
Note: the 4 choices I listed above will mostly have frozen stuff, with the exception of Bryan's rabbits which come from a farm in Sonoma County and may never have been frozen.
And, don't forget Ming Kee Game Birds in Chinatown. I took a budding chef there and he was fascinated by the variety available.
Here's Patricia Unterman's take,
Ming Kee Game Birds
1136 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
You could try Magnani Poultry on Hopkins in Berkeley. It's been a while since I've shopped for game birds there, but in the past they had at least quail, squab, goose, duck.
Never seen grouse, but Chukar Partridge are available. If you are looking for fresh, google; ca dfg game bird breeders.
There used to be a live game bird store in the Sunset -- somewhere around 21st and Judah? Not sure if it's still there. It was great. My father thought it was so cool that he tried to take a photograph and got us kicked out. (Middle aged white guy with camera -- they were thinking PETA)