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Mar 4, 2008 01:55 PM

Where can I buy rabbit in Cambridge/Somerville area?

I had grand plans of cooking a rabbit ragout for a dinner party tomorrow, and then I found out that Mayflower won't have rabbit until later in the week. Is there any other place in the area where I can find fresh (or even frozen) rabbit?

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  1. I have seen fresh rabbit at Whole Foods in Wellesley- although not recently. I would call them in your area and ask.

    1. The butcher on Salem St. in the NorthEnd usually has rabbit. I've seen it at Market Basket in February. I'd try an Italian/Mediterranean market.

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      1. re: trufflehound

        Sulmona in the North End also usually has some of the nicest freshest rabbit I have seen:

        Sulmona Meat Market
        32 Parmenter St,
        Boston - (617) 742-2791

        1. re: trufflehound

          the guys on salem only carry frozen rabbit.

          ming's also carries frozen and i usually see it at super 88 too.

        2. you can also try calling savenor's. not sure how long it'll take if they don't have it in stock

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          1. re: cambridgeMike

            Second this. Savenors will probably have it.

          2. I think Fresh Pond Market on Huron Ave keeps it in their butcher freezer.

            1. I usually buy fresh from Mayflower, but when they do not have it Stop and Shop in towns with a larger Italian and Portuguese presence has it fresh (Stoneham, Malden and Medford tend to have it in that order of regularity). However, I haven't seen it at Twin Cities (shaws) and do not check the Stop and Shop on McGrath. Market Basket in Somerville sometimes has it in the upper part of the chicken display (usually to the right), but its far from a guaranteed option. McKinnon's has also been carrying it frozen at about half the price of any of the others, so I have used that to stock up, but make sure you go before closing and if its not out they can probably get it from the baserment freezer. You might be able to get it frozen from the Portuguese fish/butcher on Broadway in Somerville, but not certain. As mentioned Huron Market almost always has it frozen.

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                1. re: itaunas

                  Itaunas, I am unmasking you! Chowhounds, Itaunas is... **Elmer Fudd"**, hunting wabbits with persevewence!

                  Seriously, your post reminds me exactly why I love chowhound, even though I don't love rabbit itself!